Reference

 

Associations

Weddle's Association Directory Lists several thousand associations from around the world by their primary professional/occupational focus and/or industry of interest and provides a link to the Web-site they operate.

  

Biographies

4,000 Years of Women in Science- mainly pre-19th century entries.

A&E Biography - over 20,000 notable people.

Biographical Dictionary

Biographical Directory of the United States Congress: 1774-present

Distinguised Women of Past and Present

Internet Public Libraries List of Biography Reference Sites

 

Currency Conversion

Universal Currency Converter - calculate the exchange rates for a variety of currencies at the most recent exchange rate.

  

A Web of Online Dictionaries - expansive list of all types of dictionaries

Investor Words: Investing Glossary - glossary of words used in the field of investment.

Online Translation Dictionaries

Roget's Thesaurus 

Semantic Rhyming Dictionary

WWWebster Dictionary & Thesaurus

 

Encyclopedias

Britannica - Online encyclopedia.

Encyclopedia of Symbols

 

Facts

Fugitive Fact File - answers to difficult reference questions.

World Factbook - geographical, demographical, economic, government information on countries and regions.

 

General Reference Sources

DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals

Internet Public Library Reference Center

Martindale's Reference Desk - Thousands of links to online reference sources.

thedirectory.org/pref Telephone Prefix Locater, find an area code location.

Virtual Reference Shelf - General and subject reference sources curated by the Library of Congress

WolframAlpha-computational knowledge engine

Worldwide Acronym and Abbreviation Server - Database of acronyms.

 

Maps

Cartographic Reference Resources - Perry-Castaneda Map Collection - UT Library Online - great list of links to gazetteers, distance calculators, tides, time zones, and map projections.

  

Quotations

A Dictionary of Scientific Quotations

Familiar Quotations - by Project Bartelby

 

Statistics

Bureau of Labor Statistics  

The Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor is the principal Federal agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy. Its mission is to collect, analyze, and disseminate essential economic information to support public and private decision-making.

Center for Business and Economics Research  

Provides census and economic data for Alabama.

FedStats 

FedStats provides easy access to statistics and information produced by more than 100 U.S. Federal Government agencies.

National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)  

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

U.S. Census Bureau Homepage  

The Census Bureau serves as the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy.

Telephone Directories

Residential

Info USA

Switchboard

Business

Big Book

International White & Yellow Pages

Internet 800 Directory

Yellow Pages