Published annually by the Central Intelligence Agency. This is a handy reference work for basic statistical data on the countries of the world. Also, check out their appendices and maps at the bottom of the page.
Information Please Almanac
The publishers have put the contents of the Information Please Almanacs, their own biography database, "a leading dictionary," and the Columbia Encyclopedia online. You can search these ready reference works together or separately or browse the Almanacs.
Old Farmer’s Almanac
This electronic version of the Old Farmer's Almanac answers questions about weather, astronomy, folklore, and history, and provides gardening advice and household hints.
Atlases and Maps
Full color physical maps, political maps as well as key facts and statistics on countries of the world.
Color Landform Atlas of the United States
Each state link brings up a menu of links to maps and other online information about the state. Links are included for web pages from the Virtual Tourist, City Net, and Yahoo. Currently two maps are available for each state (except Alaska and Hawaii): A topographic map optimized to show the landforms, and a map showing counties in a state.
Earth and Moon Viewer
Displays day and night regions in real time.
National Geographic Society's Map Machine
Provides physical and political maps, as well as country profiles.
Rand McNally - Maps, Driving Directions, Trip Planning
Rand McNally Maps provides maps, driving directions, and trip planning for the United States.
Dates of Easter Sunday and Perpetual Calendar
Dates of Easter Sunday and a calendar generator for the years 1550-2049. This is better that a print resource because each year is a link. Click on the year you want, and a calendar for that year appears.
Hebcal Interactive Jewish Calendar
Interactive calendar for Jewish holidays.
Islamic Holiday Calendar
Ten Thousand Year Calendar
Perpetual calendar that can display a month or a year at a time.
Time and Date
Includes a world clock, meeting planner and various calendars.
Convert among 164 foreign currencies.
Universal Currency Converter
The Universal Currency Converter allows you to perform interactive foreign exchange rate conversion on the Internet.
Provides definitions for words entered. Also links to Bartlett's Quotations, Roget's Thesaurus, plus other interesting dictionary sites.
Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
Based on the Webster 10th Collegiate edition, 1993. More than 160,000 entries. Each word is accompanied by definition, pronunciation, usage, grammatical function, and a brief etymology. A thesaurus can be queried for similar words, hypertext cross references are available, and misspellings return suggested spellings. Search system supports internal wildcards and right hand truncation searching. Includes an extensive pronunciation guide.
Language Dictionaries and Translators
A collection on online translation tools to and from virtually any language.
Search for acronyms, abbreviations and initialisms for all areas from business terms to chat rooms.
Comprehensive definitions of over 4,200 food, wine, and culinary terms, from the Food Lover's Companion, 2nd edition. Also has the Reference Guides to herbs and spices and metric conversions.
RhymeZone rhyming dictionary and thesaurus
Choose from three query functions to find words that rhyme with, almost rhyme with, or sound exactly the same as a certain target word.
Bartleby.com combines the best of both contemporary and classic quotations collections into a searchable database of over 87,000 entries, the largest of its kind ever compiles.
"Each entry includes a brief definition, synonyms, antonyms (where appropriate) and concept, the general idea underlying the terms in the entry. Arranged in ... dictionary-style format, with over 17,000 entries."
World Book Online
Search the contents of this online encyclopedia; also includes overviews of World Countries & US States including maps, flags, seals, and much more. Remote access requires your Glendora Public Library card. Remote users click HERE.
Search or browse for free more than 17,000 articles from the Concise Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th Edition.
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Wikipedia is a free content encyclopedia that is being written collaboratively by contributors from all around the world. The site is a WikiWiki, meaning that anyone ... can edit any article..." Without editorial oversight, the quality of the content on this site varies dramatically, but it is worth exploring. The English version has over a million entries.
Encyclopedia Smithsonian features answers to frequently asked questions about the Smithsonian and links to Smithsonian resources.
An online encyclopedia and search engine dedicated to computer technology. Enter a search term or browse through the categories.
Phone Books & E-mail Directories
Addresses and telephone numbers for businesses and people nationwide.
Business Database and Residential Database Tutorials
AmeriCom Long Distance AREA DECODER
The Area Code Decoder provides you with current information related to area codes, city codes, and country codes.
Internet Tollfree National Directory
Toll free business listings, yellow page access, and many with internet web sites.
"Switchboard's Yellow Pages are uniquely structured and highly interactive so consumers can quickly and easily locate businesses that satisfy their needs ... makes it easy for users to narrow their search to include only those businesses that are conveniently located and offer the specific products and services they are looking for."
Shipping and Zip Codes Information
DHL Shipment Tracking Form
FedEx Advanced Airbill Tracking
Foreign Postal Address Conventions
Franks' Compulsive Gude to Postal Addresses provides conventions for addressing postal mail from within the USA to other countries that are both (a) effective (i.e. have a good chance of working), and (b) as inoffensive as possible when addressing choices might be controversial.
UPS Package Tracking
USPS - United States Postal Service