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Almanacs


Atlases


Dictionaries


Encyclopedias


Libraries


Miscellaneous


Ready Reference Sources


Almanacs

Information Please Almanac
www.infoplease.com

World statistics plus history, entertainment, sports, news and more.

The Old Farmer's Almanac
www.almanac.com

Find out about the weather, get recipes, tidal info and don't forget the Puzzle of the Day!

Atlases

Atlas of the U.S.
fermi.jhuapl.edu/states/states.html

Maps of every city.

Google Maps
maps.google.com

Get directions, view related addresses, streeviews and more.

EmbassyWorld.com
www.embassyworld.com

Web pages for embassies around the world.

MapQuest
www.mapquest.com

Plot a trip from anywhere to anywhere!

Dictionaries

AllWords.com
allwords.com

The search system allows you to find words beginning with, ending with, or containing, specified letters in multiple languages.

Bartleby.com
bartleby.com

A thesaurus, a dictionary, an encyclopedia, quotations and Gray's Anatomy. A mini-reference shelf online.

Free Online Language Translator
www.worldlingo.com/en/products_services/worldlingo_translator.html

Translate text, email or websites in 15 languages.

iTools! Language Tools
www.itools.com/lang

General and topical dictionaries, thesauruses, web page translators, rhyming dictionaries.

OneLook Dictionaries
www.onelook.com

Searches 726 online dictionaries at once!

OneLook Reverse Dictionary
www.onelook.com/reverse-dictionary.shtml

This dictionary lets you describe a concept, ask a question or state a definition and get a word list back. Great for crossword puzzlers!

The Rhyme Zone
www.rhymezone.com

Type in a word here and you can search for rhymes on 1, 2,3, and 4 syllables. If you prefer, you can search for synonyms, related words, similar-sounding words, or that word as used in Shakespeare's work and other quotations.

Encyclopedias

Funk and Wagnall's
search.ebscohost.com

An online encyclopedia brought to you through AskRI.org

Wikipedia
en.wikipedia.org

A free encyclopedia written collaboratively by people from all around the world. Articles include links to related subjects, cross-referencing and citations.

World Book Online
www.worldbookonline.com/wb/Login?ed=lib&acct=00M7105

Search the whole of this encyclopedia includia maps, images, historical documents and articles. Library card required.

Libraries

AskRI.org
www.askri.org

The Statewide Reference Resource. Phone, email or chat online with a librarian or use the statewide online resources.

Ocean State Libraries
catalog.oslri.net

Search all the public libraries in RI.

HELIN
library.uri.edu

Search the university libraries of RI, including Brown, URI and PC.

Internet Public Library
www.ipl.org

A library in cyberspace offering online resources, reference assistance and more.

Library of Congress
lcweb.loc.gov

Search the catalogue of the largest library in the world

Miscellaneous

Bibliomania
www.bibliomania.com

Hundreds of searchable full text works of classic and popular fiction, as well as reference materials.

Convert-me.com
www.convert-me.com/en

An interactive conversion calculator or many measurement systems. Covers weight, distance/length, volume, area, speed, temperature and more.

EBSCOhost
search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,cpid&custid=cum

These databases include Auto Repair, Magazine Index, Alternative Health, Pharmacology Database, a general Encyclopedia, an Animal Encyclopedia, Current Topic Search, NoveList Reader's Advisory and much more. Library card required.

KnowPlay: Reference
www.kplay.cc/reference.html

This site takes you to the best places to look up definitions, quotes, acronyms, country info and more.

The Universal Currency Converter
www.xe.com/ucc

Convert dollars to dinars or whatever you need!

Worldtimezone.com
www.worldtimezone.com

Current time around the world and standare time zone maps of the world.