MLA Style Guide
Statistical Abstract of the United States
Infoplease: Information Please Almanac
answers in almanacs, encyclopedias and dictionaries.
Old Farmer's Almanac
- Provides tide tables, sunrise tables,
planting charts and weather predictions.
Presidents of the U.S.
Dictionary of National Biography
Dead People Server
America Singing: Profiles
Inventors Hall of Fame
dMarie Time Capsule
- Presents 3,000 years of world history in a
combination of lifelines, timelines and maps.
Year by Year 1900-2001
- Describes historic events of the twentieth
century by year and by decade.
- Personalize your own timeline.
Background Notes from the U.S. State Department
Background Notes provide information on geographic entities and
international organizations and are updated periodically. Background
Notes for some countries are currently unavailable.
CIA World Factbook
- The year 2000 marked the 57th year of
continuous basic intelligence support about various countries to the
US Government by The World Factbook.
DeskRef's Country links
- Many links to country studies web sites.
Also includes flags, leaders and capital cities.
House - An excellent online resource for students researching
the degree of freedom and democracy in countries around the world.
Library of Congress Country Studies
|Dictionaries and Thesauri
– Searches a number of online dictionaries at
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language
version of the unabridged American Heritage Dictionary.
Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus
- Use this to search for
synonyms, definitions and more.
Lexicool - A directory of over 500 translation dictionaries and
Dictionary.com - Contains a dictionary search, translator, and
multilingual vocabulary learning tools.
Newberry House Online Dictionary
Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
- 6th edition of the Columbia Encyclopedia,
offered through Infoplease.com. Provides access to 57,000 articles.
- Electric Library's keyword-searchable
encyclopedia gets you off to a good start.
Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia - "A multilingual project to create
an...open content encyclopedia".
Journal Citation Databases
(from Stanford University Library's HighWire Press)
San Diego County Law Library's
incredible page of law resources available through the Web.
Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection
contains links to many
different kinds of maps.
Mapquest - Maps and city information, travel directions and guides.
All the Worlds Maps
- Offers national maps and maps for many major
An Atlas of the Universe
- Nine main maps of the universe.
USGS National Geologic Map Database
Maporama - Offers street-level directional maps for many European
nations, the USA, and most of Canada.
- Online resource for finding and sharing
geographic content, including maps and data, from many of the
world's leading providers.
Live Search Maps- If you know the address, you can get a map and directions
for over 200 countries.
- Topographic maps.
- Creates maps "on the fly".
Yahoo! Yellow Pages
- Great for finding businesses
anywhere in the U.S.- by name and category, with the option to limit
to a location.
Yahoo! People Search
- Search for someone anywhere in the United
Bigfoot - U.S. and Canada phone books.
-Look up area codes for phone numbers.
- Lists web sites that can help if
you have a phone number and want to know whose name is associated
offerings of both Bartlett's (older)
quotations, and Simpson's (newer) quotations. Use the pick-list to
get whichever one you want.
History Place's Great Speeches Collection
offers links to speeches
LitQuotes - This site features quotes from the great works of
Matters of Most Grave Concern
Quotes & Sayings Database
QuoteLand - "Find quotations on anything; identify quotations by
Virtual Reference Shelf
- The Library of Congress' virtual reference
Statistical Abstract of the United States - THE
definitive statistical resource for United States information - when
you get to the site, click on the button that says "Adobe Acrobat
Federal Reserve Economic Data
- Compiles statistics from such sources as
the CIA World Factbook, United Nations, World Health Organization,
World Bank, World Resources Institute, UNESCO, UNICEF and OECD.
International Databank - Statistical tables from the U.S. Census
Bureau -- covers 227 countries and areas of the world.
Bureau of Justice Statistics
- Crime statistics, including,
victims, offenders, and the justice system.
FEDSTATS - The gateway to statistics from over 100 U.S. Federal
Bureau of Labor Statistics: Economy at a Glance - Data at the
national, regional, state, and metropolitan area levels, put
together by the Federal Bureau of Labor
University of Michigan's Statistical Resources on the Web - Offers
an enormous number of links to statistical resources by topic.
Consumer Price Index - Compiled by the Federal Bureau of Labor
Reference Bureau - The Source
for Global Population Information - Covers statistics in the
areas of demographics, economics, education, environment,
gender and more.
U.S. Census Bureau's American Factfinder
Criminal Justice Statistics
Data Browser (1790+)
Science Data on the Net
ERSys.com - Offers mostly
statistical information on American cities.
Transparency International - Contains a Corruption Perceptions
Index (CPI) ranking "more than 150 countries by their perceived
levels of corruption, as determined by experts and opinion surveys."
Statistics Data Tables (Calif Govt)
Note: A great starting
point is our library's
APA Style Essentials
– for a good overview of the APA Style.
APA Electronic Formats -for great examples of electronic formats.
Online! Citation Styles
- Offers: web site, e-mail, listserv,
newsgroup, Telnet, FTP and other online formats in the styles of
MLA, APA, Chicago and more.
Duke University Libraries' Guide to Citing Sources
William Strunk Jr.'s Elements of Style
- Excellent grammar and writing tips
Guide to Grammar and Writing - Comprehensive guide to the use of the
English language, including sentence parts, punctuation marks,
plurals, possessives, and spellings.
- Paul Brians' common errors in the English language.
Citation Machine - An interactive Web tool assists in the
formation of various citation styles.
International Zip Codes
– Postal codes from all
over the world.
USPS.com Zip Code Look-Up
– Official zip code site for the United
States Postal Service.