General Reference

General Resources

  • Acronym Finder - The world's largest and most comprehensive dictionary of acronyms, abbreviations, and initialisms.
  • American Fact Finder - Provides access to data about the United States, Puerto Rico and the Island Areas. The data comes from several censuses and surveys.
  • Bartleby's Quotations - The 120,000 most authoritative quotations on the web, with 50,000 other short selections.
  • Digital Public Library of America - Explore over 7 million items from libraries, archives, and museums including select exhibitions.
  • FactCheck - Monitors the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews, and news releases.
  • Florida Electronic Library - Access many databases to do research - free to all Florida residents.
  • Internet Archive - Over 6 million texts, 1.5 million movies, 100,000 live music shows, and 2 million audio recordings available for free. Also allows you to enter a URL and browse snapshots from over 417 billion websites.
  • Internet Public Library - A guide to various internet resources by subject including digital newspapers and magazines.
  • Snopes - The definitive Internet reference source for urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation.

Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, Almanacs, Calendars

  • Calendars Through The Ages - Explore different calendars of the world, past and present.
  • Earth Calendar - A calendar of holidays and celebrations around the world sorted by date, country, or religion.
  • Infoplease - Provides a comprehensive encyclopedia, almanac, atlas, dictionary, and thesaurus.
  • Merriam-Webster - Free searchable dictionary and thesaurus, word games, a word of the day, and many other English language and vocabulary reference tools and resources.
  • Old Farmers Almanac - Offers free long range weather forecasts, full moon dates, weather history, sun rise and set times, best planting dates, and folklore.
  • World Clock and Time Zone Map - Find the current time for any place in the world.

Calculators & Conversions

Codes, Standards, & Manuals



National & World

  • American Memory - The map collection of the Library of Congress - a vast amount of digitized maps from around the world.
  • Google Maps - Current maps featuring driving directions, current traffic, and street views of the world.
  • Map Collection, University of Texas - Online current and historical maps from around the world.
  • The National Map - Make your own customizable maps as well as view historical and current topographics and aerial photographs.
  • Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps - Over 6,000 digitized Sanborn Maps from around the U.S., Canada, Cuba, and Mexico.
  • U.S. Zip Codes - Searchable, printable zip code maps for the U.S.
  • World Map Collection - A huge searchable collection of historical maps from the State University Libraries of Florida.

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