Collections of Reference Works
Ready Reference -- From the Internet Public Library
Virtual Reference Shelf -- From the Library of Congress
Information Please Almanac
Old Farmer's Almanac
Biographical Dictionary -- Brief information on over 28,000 people in all fields, from ancient times to the present.
Biography.com -- Information taken from Cambridge Encyclopedia Database and Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography
InfoPlease People -- Searchable biographical sections of InfoPlease site
Calculators On-Line Center -- Hundreds of calculators for virtually every purpose
Currency Converter -- Interactive converter for 164 currencies
Currency Converter-- from Yahoo! Finance
Current Value of Old Money -- Links to websites that calculate relative value for specific time periods or product areas
Treasury Reporting Rates of Exchange -- from U.S. Dept. of the Treasury (click on Get Rates)
The Universal Currency Converter
Chronologies & Timelines
Anyday -- Extensive listings of birthdays, deaths, & historical events
On This Day in History -- Headlines, top shows, songs, birthdays, & more
This Day in History -- Historical events, from the History Channel
HyperHistory Online -- Click on Events (on the left); then select a sequence of years (on the right); no date-specific searching available
The Food Timeline -- Ever wonder what foods the Vikings ate when they set off to explore the new world? How Thomas Jefferson made his ice cream?
Reference eBooks: Chronologies & Timelines
Dictionaries (For foreign language dictionaries click on the language's link on the Internet Links page.)
Acronym finder -- "The world's largest and most accurate dictionary of acronyms, abbreviations, and initialisms."
Behind the Name -- a dictionary of names
Cambridge Dictionaries Online -- Several dictionaries available
Dictionary of Etymology
Encarta World English Dictionary -- From Microsoft
Language Tools -- translation tool from Google.com
Lexicool.com -- Directory of over 1000 bilingual & multi-lingual dictionaries
Merriam-Webster Online -- Collegiate Dictionary, 10th ed.
OneLook Dictionaries -- Simultaneous searching of words and phrases in over 600 dictionaries
The Positive Lexicography Project--This is an evolving index of 'untranslatable' words related to wellbeing from across the world's languages.
RhymeZone --Rhyming dictionary
Wordsmyth English Dictionary and Thesaurus -- From the Univ. of Chicago
YourDictionary.com -- Over 1500 dictionaries covering 230 languages and such dictionaries as name, dance and science dictionaries
Directories: Businesses & Individuals
Anywho.com -- Search for individuals, businesses, 800 numbers
Your online Yellow Pages -- from SBC
Directories: Zip Codes
Zip Code Directory -- Look up zip codes from the U.S. Postal Service
ZIP Code Lookup -- Enter a zip code & find county name, time zone, area code, latitude, congressional district
Literary Terms and Definitions
A Literary Lexicon
Chemistry & Environmental Dictionary
Online Chemistry Dictionary
Acronym Finder -- Over 200,000 computer, technology, telecommunications, and military acronyms and abbreviations.
Perpetual Calendar--Covers years 0001-9999
Popular Baby Names -- Lists of baby names, by year since 1880, from the Social Security Administration
Symbols.com -- Database of more than 2,500 Western signs
Pew Research Center
Quotable Women -- "An archive of memorable quotes by women"