NETSELECT DIRECTORY: REFERENCE
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- Old Farmer's Almanac
- see Astropro's NetSelect Directory, Biography Section
- Consumer Information Center
- The US federal government's GSA (Government Services Administration) site for free consumer information. Includes full text of many reports. Your tax dollars at work . . . against free enterprise outfits like CONSUMER REPORTS, that is.
- Information on tipping - as in gratuities for service rendered
- (See also subject-specific directories under the various subject headings in Astropro's NetSelect Directory - e.g. Astrology Section for astrology directories, etc.)
- AsianNet - largest source of Asian Info on WWW
- USPS ZIP Code Lookup and Address Information
- Find the ZIP+4 postal code for any address in the US, plus get the scoop on the USPS' preferred address abbreviations.
- USPS Postal Service Rate Calculators
- Check here for rates both domestic and international.
Telephone Codes - Area, Country, Etc.
- AT&T Directories
- Fone Finder query form
- Use this international country & area code lookup: enter the city, get the code.
- See Astropro's NetSelect Directory, White Pages Section
- See Astropro's NetSelect Directory, Yellow Pages Section
- FreSch! The Free Scholarship Search Service!
- Free info on internships, scholarships & more
- Stanford University Homepage
- Encyclopedia.com from Electric Library
- More than 17,000 articles from the Concise Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia make this one of the better online references in its class.
- Encyclopaedia of the Orient
- Encyclopedia Britannica Online
- Encyclopedia Smithsonian
- An alphabetical encylopedic guide to the Smithsonian's online resources
- FREE Internet Encyclopedia
- Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia
- SYMBOLS.com -- encyclopedia of Western signs and ideograms
- An on-line encyclopedia of graphical symbols, containing more than 2,500 Western signs, arranged into 54 groups according to their graphical 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.
Folklore, Urban Legends, Rumors
- Tops in its category - check here for the straight scoop on the latest buzz.
- Urban Legends & Folklore
- Answering Reference Questions Using the Internet
- Dialog Corporation
- "The world's largest online information company"
- HotSheet web quick reference - www.hotsheet.com
- VERY handy!
- Info Service
- A voluminous collection of links to search engines, FTP and Gopher sites, telephone and address directories, package tracking, date and time information, news and weather, business and finance links, dictionaries and encyclopedias, map resources and almanacs, computer virus information, software downloads, FAQs, IRC, Usenet, WWW help, ecology, science, history, art, books, games, music, magazines, live radio or camera sites, hobbies, TV and films, sports, humor, pets, travel, recreation, health, social services, food, automobiles, homes, freebies, lottery results, UFOs etc.
- Over 14,000 scholarly online resources are linked & categorized here.
- Information Please Home Page
- The Information Please almanacs, encyclopedia & dictionary are available online here.
- KD Mine: Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery Resources Index
- Tips, tools and techniques for 'data mining' - a how to on how to find things. RECOMMENDED if you don't know where to turn next.
- LEXIS-NEXIS Communication Center
- Search more than a billion documents - 9.5 million more added weekly.
- McDonnell, John - Researcher's Toolkit
- A collection of very useful links . . .
- Search magazines and newspapers woldwide from here!
- Relentless Research - Resources & References
- Heavy on computer and Internet reference resources, but lots of general info too
- Good general reference resource: language, library, geographic, financial, shipping & internet tools
- Research Methods Knowledge Base
- A student's salvation, a valuable resource for anyone doing research . . .
- RESOURCE CENTER
- Pretty much a one-stop answer shop for most questions - and free!
- Scout Report Signpost
- A searchable archive of resources on the Net discovered by the Scout Report from day one. A valuable reference.
- Smithsonian Institution Research Information System (SIRIS)
- This is a HUGE resource!
- Stalker's Home Page
- Want info on someone? Want to know what anyone can find out about you? This website has all kinds of answers . . . maybe some you'd rather not know.
- THOR+: The Virtual Reference Desk
- Purdue's virtual reference desk
- Virtual Reference Desk
- A project of the ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) Clearinghouse on Information and Technology and the US National Library of Education
- Vocabularies: Thesaurus of Geographic Names
- see also Astropro's NetSelect Directory, Science Section, Geography Heading
- see Astropro's NetSelect Directory, History Section
- see Astropro's NetSelect Directory, Language Section
- Check here for dictionaries, foreign languages, thesauri, linguistics, language education, translation, grammar & style etc.
- American Library Association Home Page
- Online excerpts from some of the world's classic literature
- American Library Association - Links to Library Web Resources
- BIBLIOMANIA, The Network Library: Home Page
- This site is heavy on classic fiction, featuring 40 unabridged novels by the likes of Jane Austen ("Pride and Prejudice"), Robert Louis Stevenson ("Treasure Island"), Charles Dickens ("A Tale of Two Cities"), Oscar Wilde, Mark Twain et al. Also includes some reference works.
- IPL The Internet Public Library
- Library of Congress Home Page
- Library of Congress WWW/Z39.50 Gateway
- The Library of Congress' search page
- Links to library and other reference resources make this a site to check if you're in pursuit of hard to find information.
- Linda Hall Library
- An independent research library of science, engineering, and technology
- National Academy Press
- This site provides full text of over 1,000 books on science and technology with 4,000 more planned. Topics include sociology, psychology, nutrition, the environment, etc.
- NYPL Digital Library Collections
- The New York Public Library's collection of online resources
- On-line Books Page
- An author-subject-title index of some 7,000 online books.
- Oxford Text Archive
- One of the world's best online libraries!
- Perseus Project Home Page
- An online classics reference library, the best of its kind in the way of a resource focused on ancient Western civilization.
- Project Gutenberg Home Page
- Project Gutenberg aims to put 10,000 books online by the end of 2001. As of July 1998, the collection totals some 1300 books.
- Shakespeare, the Complete Works of
- As it says, online and free . . . as you like it, as it were.
- World-Wide Web Virtual Library: Subject Catalogue
- New York Public Library Home Page
- Home page for the NYPL, with info on branches & exhibitions, access to catalogs, etc. If you want anything from them online, however, see their entry in the On-Line Libraries section.
- Arizona State University Libraries
- Berkeley Digital Library
- Yahoo! - Reference:Libraries
- Color Landform Atlas of the United States
- Relief maps, satellite maps, more
- DeLorme's CyberRouter
- Enter starting and destination points and click "Go!" to receive a Map'n'Go(r) travel plan.
- Library of Congress - Panoramic Maps Collection
- Map Guide!
- Links to WWW map sites
- Map Machine @ nationalgeographic.com
- International address mapping - type in location, get map plus latitude, longitude and time standard!
- US and European address mapping only. They make you join - it's free - to use their service. Requested maps come up very fast. In one instance the mapped location was wrong, although correctly depicted on Yahoo. However the reverse was true on a later visit. With all map services, its caveat emptor!
- Maps On Us: A Map, Route and Yellow Pages Service
- Microsoft Expedia Maps
- Locate US addresses, get driving directions, find anyplace in the world.
- PUBLIC NIMA GNPS QUERY FORM
- Get latitude/longitude info and more for non-US locations here.
- Rand McNally Online
- Find a street, plan a trip, etc.
- USGS Mapping Information: Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)
- Get latitude/longitude, elevation info and more from this server, plus maps. For US only . . . about 2 million entries.
- Vicinity Corporation's MapBlast!
- Find street addresses etc., US/Canada only.
- Yahoo! Maps
- Find any place in the US. Just type in the address or intersection and there you are.
- Math Forum Home Page
- Need help with math? Check here!
- Nobel Channel
- Interactive multimedia presentation
- Nobel Prize Internet Archive
- Annotated hyperlinked lists of all laureates by category
- COPNet & Police Resource List
- 6 milliards d'Hommes / 6 billion Human Beings
- A bilingual (French & English) site that's accurate, informative and even entertaining.
- Pulitzer Prizes presented by CJR
- Lists the names of the winners and finalists, citations, pictures, cartoons, jurors and other information.
- Bartlett, John. 1901. Familiar Quotations
- Creative Quotations
- 20,000+ quotations from 1400+ famous people, with searchable database: informative, handy & entertaining to boot!
- Sad Quotes
- Environmental Defense Fund Chemical Scorecard
- Find chemical polluters - maybe in YOUR neighborhood
- POLICE NOTEBOOK - Home Page
- Think of this as a public safety info site: first aid, crime prevention, home security, etc.
Statistical Data, Government-Compiled
- Infonation: Choose Countries
- "View and compare the most up-to-date statistical data for the Member States of the United Nations."
- International Data Base (IDB)
- "A computerized data bank containing statistical tables of demographic, and socio-economic data for all countries of the world."
- 10,000-Year Calendar!
- A 10,000-year calendar: type in the date, find out what day of the week it is (was, will be).
- Celestial Calendars
- A large, one-page calendar poster combining Mayan cycles, lunar cycles, astronomy and more . . .
- DigiDay: The FREE Theme Calendar Supersite
- Vision X's DigiDay gives you a daily online calendar - including a feature based on the radio/TV StarDate feature, free wallpaper and more.
- Holidays Around the World
- Indian Moons, Days & Other Calendar Stuff
- Perpetual Calendar
- Enter the year and/or month for which you want a calendar, and get it online.
- Roman Calendar
- Click on a day, find out its traditional meaning in the Roman calendar.
- Worldwide Holiday & Festival Site
- A great guide to worldwide national & religious holidays
- Dimension 4
- Forget setting your computer's clock, do it automatically as long as you're connected to the Net with this ingenious little utility. It's freeware for Windows & NT, it's great, download it right here and then send Rob Chambers a thank you note: email@example.com. (For details, see the AUG 11, 1997 Astropro Website Of the Week Award.)
- GMT, UT & the RGO
- Just about everything you might want to know about UT (Universal Time), UTC (Coordinated Universal Time), GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) - and the differences between them. (Incidentally, RGO = Royal Greenwich Observatory - which ain't at Greenwich anymore, boys & girls!)
- NIST Time & Frequency Division
- The NIST (National Institute of Standards & Technology) home page, where with Java you can get official UTC within plus or minus 1 second - plus much more. Of course, if you're running a Windows machine and have Dimension 4 (see above), then you already HAVE the correct time from NIST.
- Official U.S. Time
- Click on a time zone, get the current time with atomic clock accuracy. Of course, if you're running a Windows machine and have Dimension 4 (see above), you already HAVE the correct time from NIST.
- An interactive global atlas with time standards info and more (including official holidays) and a great user-definable Earth globe - you choose the center you want - showing the day/night terminus.
- Aphorisms Galore!
- 1700+ aphorisms by 700+ authors - and growing.
- What does your phone number spell? Enter 3 to 7 digits, get the answer here.
- This site explores the theory that everyone on earth is connected to everyone else through a path of six people or less.
- Your Favorite Wedding Toasts
- National Committee on Vital & Health Statistics
- A database that tells you where to write for birth, death, marriage & divorce certificates in any US state or territory.
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