Reference Tools

 

Calendars
Calendar Zone Extensive collection of links to online calendars.
Time and Date Extensive collection of links to online calendars.
Colleges/Universities
Best College/Grad School Rankings; US News and World Report. Rankings of undergrad and grad programs.
College Navigator: National Center for Education Statistics; NCES Information on colleges and universities from IPEDS reports.
Yahoo: Colleges and Universities Directory of college/university web pages.
see also Databases by Subject - Reference Tools
Currency Converters
OANDA: The Currency Site; OANDA. Provides real-time rates and links to a variety of currency converters.
xE: Currency Converter; XE Corp. Produces a currency table based on selected currency. Goes back ten years.
Dictionaries
yourDictionary.com; Houghton-Mifflin. Extensive directory of links to online dictionaries.
see also Databases by Subject - Reference Tools
Maps
Gazetteers; lii.org Directory of gazetteers.
Google Maps Find addresses, maps; view the earth.
Government Gazettes Online; U. Michigan. Directory of gazettes put out by various governments.
MapQuest Find a geographic location and directions/mileage through this site.
Yahoo Maps Enter an address and get a map of the location.
Massachusetts
Commonwealth Communities; Mass.gov Information on Massachusetts' cities and towns including basic demographics from the US Census.
Department of Revenue; Mass.gov Information on state taxes and links to tax forms.
Mass.gov Official website for the state of Massachusetts. Contains links to all MA departments and services.
Massachusetts Trial Court Libraries Links to Massachusetts laws/bills and federal legal information as well.
Registry of Deeds; Mass.gov Online database of deeds for many Massachusetts communities.
Phone Numbers
AnyWho; AT&T Find US business and home phonen numbers. Reverse lookup available.
BigBook; Verizon Find US business and home phone numbers. Reverse lookup available.
Canada411 Find Canadian phone numbers for individuals and businesses.
EuroPages Find European business phone numbers.
Switchboard; Infospace, Inc. Find US business and home phone numbers.
see also Databases by Subject - Reference Tools
Reference Web Directories
INFOMINE: Scholarly Internet Resource Collection; University of California Directory/Database of high quality online reference tools.
Internet Archive Archive of historical collections that exist in digital format.
Internet Public Library: Reference; Drexel University Extensive collection of online reference tools.
NOBLE: Web Directory of online reference tools.
Statistics
see Databases by Subject - Statistics
Weather
boston.com: Weather; boston.com Weather for the boston area.
National Climatic Data Center; NOAA Weather data.
weather.com; The Weather Channel Weather lookup by zipcode
ZipCodes
US Postal Service: Zip Code Lookup Find zip codes for US communities.

 

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