Hosted by the University College Cork, Ireland, this site has a keyword-searchable index of acronyms and abbreviations, including many hard to find items from current technospeak.
Keyword search over 471347 acronyms and abbreviations in English, Spanish, French, German, Dutch, Italian, and Portuguese.
From the U.S. Census Bureau, search by city, county, or state for demographics contained in Summary Tape Files. Output may be in a table or a map.
Search by area code, zip code, town/city, or county.
Online conversions between different metrics of length, weight, temperature, pressure, energy, frequency and more.
From the US Census Bureau, quick, easy access to facts about people, business, and geography.
Tools include a Universal Currency Converter, current and historical rate tables, a travel expense calculator, and more.
Enter a decimal number between 1 and 3999 and convert it to Roman numerals. (e.g. The year 2000 will be written MM.)
Uses the University of Michigan Geographic Name Server to find the latitude and longitude of two places, and calculates the distance between them (as the crow flies). This new and improved version is hosted by Bali Online and includes a supplementary database of many world cities. It also provides a map showing the two places.
William Strunk, Jr., 1918. Guide for writers including grammar, usage, diction, rhetoric, and word choice.
Emily Post's 1922 book of manners. Search by keyword or table of contents. Includes everything from tips on wedding planning to every-day manners.
Quick facts about Virginia, including elected officials, population, land area, famous natives and residents, a brief history and much more.
Maintained by the Federal Interagency Council on Statistical Policy, this site provides easy access to the full range of statistics and information produced by more than 70 federal agencies. Links under "Regional Statistics" include demographic and economic state and county profiles from the Census Bureau, including STF1A, STF3A, USA Counties General Profile, County Business Patterns Economic Profile, and TIGER maps.
Hosted by Information Technology Associates, Inc., this site takes its information from the CIA World Factbook and presents it in a user-friendly format. Each flag is accompanied by links to other information on the chosen country such as maps, geography, people, government, economy, transportation, communications, and defense.
Compiled by Hennepin County Library staff from information files maintained at individual libraries throughout the Hennepin County Library System. The purpose of this database is to assist patrons in locating hard-to-find and elusive information. All of the data and resources collected here have been used by the Hennepin County Library staff to answer reference questions.
Includes statistics on population of regions, countries, provinces and cities as well as economic factors, natural phenomena and more.
Includes information on record holders for a variety of things.
A collection of links to reference resources, including language centers, calculators, maps, and science tables.
A calculator to find loan payments based on amount of loan, interest rate, years, etc. Will also create a full amortization table.
Includes information and history of the Nobel Prize and lists winners of past prizes.
A free and confidential service for the people of Southeastern Virginia. Their data base of over 8,000 organizations, groups, agencies, and programs provides updated information on services for a variety of needs including homelessness, AIDS, children's services, family services, women's services, volunteer opportunities, transportation, employment, and much more.
Gives you instant summaries, in graphics and text, of the demographic characteristics of the U.S. population. It includes statistics on education, labor, fertility, foreign-born, income, family, migration, mortality, older population, race, and more.
Official site of the Pulitzer Prize. Contains a timeline of winners, a history of the prizes, and even entry forms for the next competition.
A one-stop set of search tools including dictionaries, thesaurus, translators, a French conjugator, anagrams, acronyms, biographical information, religion, famous quotations, maps, area codes, currency, and stock market quotes.
The rules of the American Congress on how to conduct business in deliberative assemblies.
Thinking of relocating? This calculator will tell you how much money you must make at your new site to match your income at your old site.
A collection of statistics on social and economic conditions in the United States at the State and metropolitan area levels.
Select a book to read in full-text online. Titles include: All-Vowel Words; All-Consonant Words; Magic Words; Blank Map Atlas; Puzzling Portmeirion; Xmas Lost Meanings; Unicorn Field Guide; Magic Archetypes, and others.
Researched by Barbara and David Mikkelson, this site includes documentation to prove or disprove hundreds of "urban legends," including rumors connected with the September 11 terrorist attack.
Results of Virginia Lotto, The Big Game, and Power Ball.
A wiki attempt to build the world's largest how-to manual. Indexes over 49,000 articles on everything from how to save food during a power outage to how to whip your dirtbike.
Not a search engine, this site is "a computational knowledge engine: it generates output by doing computations from its own internal knowledge base, instead of searching the web and returning links." Enter any calculation, math formula, city name, date, stock names, food, chemical, musical note, measurement, and much more to get current, detailed information on that search term.
From the United States Postal Service. Find a ZIP code for an address or find out what cities and ZIP codes are associated with each other.
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