Monday, August 21st, 2017

Reference Resources


 
 
 
 
  • Information Please provides continuously updated information on a wide variety of topics.

General Reference

  • 800 Numbers organizes companies alphabetically and displays phone numbers and hours of operation.
  • AAA Fuel Cost Calculator
  • Abbreviationz is the A to Z of Acronyms, Abbreviations & Initialisms on the Net 
  • Acronym Finder is a searchable database of over 100,000 acronyms, abbreviations and their meanings. There is coverage of many subjects, with a focus on computers, technology, telecommunications, and the military.
  • Air Data provides air pollution data for the entire United States. Want to know the highest ozone level measured in your state last year? Ever wonder where air pollution monitoring sites are located? Are there sources of air pollution in your town? You can find out here! AirData produces reports and maps of air pollution data based on criteria that you specify.”
  • aka provides author pseudonyms, aliases, nicknames, working names, legalized names, pen names,
    noms de plume, maiden names… etc.
  • AnyWho.com finds addresses and phone numbers.
  • Ask Numbersprovides online conversions for different kind of metrics such as length, weight, temperature, area, volume, speed, frequency, light, cooking, currency and many more with pictures to allow easy access the menu items and some explanations.se
  • Babelfish Web Site Translator
  • Behind the Name provides the etymology and history of first names
  • BloomsburyMagazine.com Reference Centre is a FREE on-line database of reference books. Over 17,000 entries are cross-referenced providing a wealth of information all linked and all fully indexed. Use our search engine to search on a wide range of subjects including literature, art, myth, human thought, quotations and a thesaurus or browse through each book at your leisure.”
  • Currency Conversion provides up to date exchange rates provided from leading market data. Look on the left side and click on “FXHistory” for historical exchange rates.
  • Currency Converter
  • Dead or Alive tells you whether a celebrity is still alive or not, search or browse alphabetically or
    by field or by cause of death among the 6648 famous (and semi-famous) people listed here. Other features: “Died on This Date,” “Died in the Last Six Months,” “Died Before Age 30,” Statistics, and more. From: Neat New Stuff I Found This Week
  • Dictionary of the Units of Measuremen from the University of North Carolina
  • Distance Caclulator Between Cities
  • DNS Stuff can be used to look up IP addresses and other internet domain information.
  • Economic History Services can be used to compare the worth of a United States Dollar five different ways (including the CPI) for the years 1789 – present.
  • Encyclopedia of Television
  • English Idioms: Sayings and Slang
  • Farm Links agriculture charts and maps and crop news
  • Food Timeline presents a fascinating buffet of popular lore and contradictory facts about food. Ever wonder what foods the Vikings ate when they set off to explore the new world? Some people will tell you it’s impossible to express this topic in
    an exact timeline format. They are correct. Most foods we eat are not invented ~ they evolve. This site is the work of Lynne Olver, a reference librarian with a passion for food history.
  • Guinness World Records
  • InfoSpace Finderfind people, businesses, etc.
  • Internet Archive is a digital library of internet sites,videos, audios and images
  • Measure for Measure is a collection of interactive sites on the Web that estimate, calculate, evaluate, translate, etc. In other words, they do the work for you.
  • Movie Review Query Engine
  • Netlingo is a comprehensive dictionary of Internet terms, including the top 20 Internet acronyms and technological terms that are now common expressions.
  • New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy
  • Pretrieve is a search engine for finding public records on a person,business, address, or phone number.
  • Phrase Finder provides the meanings and origins of over 1,200 English sayings, phrases and idioms.
  • RefDesk.com
  • ReversePhoneDirectory.com
  • Shambles-Physical Education-Sports Courts, Pitches and
    Rules
  • Sports History
  • Sports Rules covers all sports
  • Symbols.com contains more than 2,500 Western signs, arranged into 54 groups according to their graphic characteristics. In 1,600 articles their histories, uses, and meanings are thoroughly discussed. The signs range from ideograms carved in mammoth teeth by Cro-Magnon men, to hobo signs and subway graffiti. Use the Graphic Index to search for the meaning or history of a sign. If you want to see an ideogram with a certain meaning, use the Word Index.”
  • Stormpulse.Com
  • Textalyser analyzes text (that you copy and paste into it) for word count, readability, sentence count, average sentence length, most frequently used words, etc.
  • ThomasNet is the most comprehensive resource for industrial information. Go straight to the source of product, company information, CAD drawings and more.
  • Clocks Around the World displays the current time for dozens of countries throughout the world.
  • Travlang’sTranslating Dictionaries Travlang’s Translating
    Dictionaries site provides multilingual on-line dictionaries including German, French, Spanish, English, Dutch, Italian, Swedish, Norwegian, and more. Use this site to translate a single word from one language to another.
  • U.S. Gazetter provides latitude and longitude for cities and zip codes.
  • Vital Check can help you find certified copies of birth/death certificates.
  • WebExhibits.com
  • WHOIS is a site that finds Web page authors/owners.