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Has links to almanacs, associations, biographies, calendars, demographics, dictionaries, encyclopedias, periodicals directories, quotations, and style & writing guides.
This guide is intended to help a person with a legal problem find legal rules that can resolve or prevent conflict. It is most useful to work through the steps and sources in the order given.
Dictionary with links to a Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, All Reference The Web
Onelook Dictionary Search
Can search over 100 dictionaries of various languages or browse through dictionaries by topics which include business and medicine.
Home of A.Word.A.Day, Internet Anagram Server, Wordsmith Books and more.
Online dictionary; dictionaries of many different languages; glossaries of over 50 topics like business, education, and psychology; grammar guides; thesaurus; and translation help.
Search various encyclopedias, books of quotations, and anthologies of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction.
Almanacs, biographies, dictionary, encyclopedia. Information on the world, U.S., history, biography, business, culture, health and science.
The free encyclopedia that anyone can edit.
Offers links to statistics from over 100 United States federal agencies. Can access by topic, agency, or geography.
National Center for Education Statistics
NCES is the major U.S. agency for collecting education statistics. Covers elementary, secondary, postsecondary, early childhood and international education.
National Survey of Families and Households
Includes data from initial 1987-88 surveys of 13,007 households with follow-up interviews with original respondents in 1992-94 and with eligible focal child in 2001-02.
Scroll down to Data Documentation Availability and click on "here". You will see a screen of pdf files. Scroll to the one labeled NSFHFILE.LIS. Open file. The notation in the left-hand margin is the name of the file. Exit the directory and choose needed file.
U.S. Census Bureau
From the U.S. Department of Commerce. Has information and statistics on demographics, business, economics, foreign trade, and geography. Also has quick facts by state and county.
U.S. Department of Labor: Bureau of Labor Statistics
The Bureau of Labor is the major fact-finding agency of the US government for labor economics and statistics. Links to information on inflation, wages, productivity, international statistics, occupations, demographics, industries, geographical information and more.
Here's a short list of some popular search engines, and a few tips for getting the most out of any of them. To find many more search engines, as well as reviews and comparisons of search engines, and anything else you might want to know, Search Engine Watch
This is at the top of almost everyone's list of favorite search engines. In addition to a general web search, you can click on buttons and limit your search to image files, or information from newsgroups, or information from a directory where information from the web is organized into subject categories.
Uses a technology that ranks a site based on the number of same-subject pages that reference it. In theory, this will enable you to retrieve more relevant results.
A very useful search engine that queries many other search engines. Also known as a "metasearch engine".
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- The Digital Object Identifier (DOI®) System is for identifying content objects in the digital environment. DOI® names are assigned to any entity for use on digital networks. They are used to provide current information, including where they (or information about them) can be found on the Internet. Information about a digital object may change over time, including where to find it, but its DOI name will not change.
Subtitled "Scholarly Internet Resource Collections," offers 23,000 academic resources. Infomine is "an information cooperative created through the efforts of over 20 librarians from the University of California, California State University, University of Detroit Mercy and other colleges and universities
Librarians' Index to the Internet
A project of the Library of California, this is a searchable, annotated subject directory of more than 11,000 Internet resources selected and evaluated by more than 100 volunteer librarians.
Links last checked on January 24, 2013