Reference Sites

Yahoo! Babelfish -- Translate documents or web pages to or from Italian, French, German, Portuguese or Spanish with AltaVista's Babel Fish. -- The site will calculate conversions for temperature, weight, exchange rates, and much more.

CIA World Factbook -- Find information on the countries of the world.

Constants & Equations for Calculations (math formulas)

Convert It -- "Use the conversion tables to convert just about anything to anything! "

Creative Quotations -- Need a quotation on a certain topic? Search this site of over 10,000 quotations from over 1,500 people.

Encyclopedia Mythica -- Find the rules for sports, board games, TV game shows, card games and etiquette.

Flags of the World

Foundation Center Online

Information Please Almanac

Internet Public Library


Lyrics World -- A collection of lyrics to top 40 and pop hits from 1939-1999. Look for lyrics by title or musician.

Maptech MapServer -- "Online mapping resource for topographic maps and charts for land, sea, and air. Browse, view, print, and email the maps for free."

Merriam-Webster Online

My Virtual Encyclopedia

My Virtual Reference Desk

The Nobel Prizes -- A searchable database from the Nobel Foundation. Search by name, nationality, keyword, prize category, or birth or death year.

Old Farmers Almanac

OneLook Dictionaries -- Search through nearly 2 million words in 381 dictionaries.

OSU Extension Data Service -- An excellent source of county and state statistics.

Public Records Databases -- Free Public Records Databases for the United States, Canada and Worldwide.

Robert's Rule of Order -- This is the full text of the book. The copyright on the original 1915 version has expired. However, the modifications and enhancements to this work are Copyright (c) 1996.

Roget's Thesaurus

Sign Language Dictionary -- Learn to sign using this dictionary. Dictionary includes example of how to sign each word.

UM Weather -- Providing access to thousands of forecasts, images, and the Net's largest collection of weather links, UM Weather is the most comprehensive and up-to-date source of weather data on the Web. UM Weather is brought to you by the Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences at the University of Michigan.

U.S. Gazetteer -- Tiger maps and census data by ZIP Code.

United States Weather Page -- This site is searchable by ZIP Code or location. The first page lists sever weather statement for the country. A quick cast search will yield such information as current temperature, precipitation, wind speed, wind chill, forecast, sun/moon information plus much more.

USNO Master Clock Time -- Check the U.S. Naval Observatory to find out exactly what time it is.

The Wayback Machine -- This site contains digital snapshots of how the internet evolved over the past five years. Enter a URL to find out how it looked in the past.