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Language

Dictionaries – English Language

DICT Online (English/8 Dictionaries)
http://www.dict.org/bin/Dict

Merriam Webster
http://www.merriam-webster.com/

Dictionary
http://dictionary.reference.com

The Word Spy (new words)
http://www.wordspy.com

Computing

FOLDOC (Computing terms)
http://foldoc.org/?Free+On-line+Dictionary

Webopedia
http://www.pcwebopedia.com

Rhyme

Rhyme Zone
http://www.rhymezone.com

Pronunciation

CMU Pronouncing Dictionary
http://www.speech.cs.cmu.edu/cgi-bin/cmudict

Grammar

Elements of Style
http://www.bartleby.com/141/

The Tongue Untied
http://www.grammaruntied.com/

Thesaurus

Merriam Webster
http://www.merriam-webster.com/

Thesaurus.com
http://thesaurus.reference.com

Translator (Universal)

Logos
http://www.logos.net

Language Identifier

XRCE
http://www.xrce.xerox.com/competencies/content-analysis/tools/guesser

Anagrams

Internet Anagram Serve
http://www.wordsmith.org/anagram/

Anagram Genius
http://www.anagramgenius.com

Acronyms

Acronym Finder
http://www.acronymfinder.com

Acronym Search
http://www.acronymsearch.com

Acronym Server
http://www.ucc.ie/cgi-bin/acronym

Quotations

Bartlett
http://www.bartleby.com/100/

Quotes at Citatum.org
http://www.citatum.org/

The Quotations Page
http://www.quotationspage.com

People

Ancestry.com
http://www.ancestry.com

Who2?
http://www.who2.com

Facts

CIA – The World Factbook 2002
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/resources/the-world-factbook/

Encyclopedia.com
http://encyclopedia.com

Information Please
http://www.infoplease.com

Project Wombat
Project Wombat is a free, e-mail discussion list for difficult reference questions. Project Wombat continues the many fine traditions started by the Stumpers list once offered by Dominican University with some helpful new options.
http://project-wombat.org

Currency Converters

Oanda
http://www.oanda.com/convert/classic

xe.com
http://www.xe.com/ucc/

Stocks and Corporate Information

Hoover’s Online
http://www.hoovers.com/free/

A searchable database of company profiles and corporate information.

Corporate Information
http://www.corporateinformation.com
A great resource for national and international corporate research information (100,000 company profiles worldwide). U.S. News & World Report agrees: “Good starting point to find corporate information from around the world.”

European Governments on the WWW
http://www.gksoft.com/govt/en/europa.html
links to all official European government sites. Unlike other directories, this site tells you the number of pages at each site, and when it was last updated.

Maps

United States

Color Landform Atlas of the United States
http://fermi.jhuapl.edu/states/states.html

U.S. Census Bureau
http://www.census.gov/geography/interactive-maps.html

U.S. Streets

Maps On Us
http://www.mapsonus.com

MapQuest
http://www.mapquest.com

Yahoo! Maps
http://maps.yahoo.com

World

Earth and Moon Viewer
http://www.fourmilab.ch/earthview/vplanet.html

Earthquake Hazards Program
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/

Perry-Casteneda Map Collection
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/index.html

Other

Historical Maps of the U.S.
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/histus.html

International Boundary News Database
https://www.dur.ac.uk/ibru/resources/newsarchive/
The International Boundaries Research Unit (IBRU) at the University of Durham `maintains the International Boundary News Database, which consists of more than 10,000 documents related to international boundaries.

Map & Atlas Page
http://www.payles.com/maplinks.html