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ADDRESS & TELEPHONE DIRECTORIES
All Area Codes - For all states, cities, and other areas under the North American Numbering Plan
AnyWho - Find people, places, and businesses
Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Foreign Governments - Published weekly by the CIA
Internet 800 Directory - Toll free telephone numbers
Public Record Locator - Links to public records available from Searchsystems.net
SuperPages.com - Businesses, products, and services in your area
Switchboard - Local businesses offering specific products and services
Ultimates - 25 net services at your fingertips

ALMANACS
Information Please Almanac
Old Farmer's Almanac

CONVERSIONS
Conversion Charts
Convert-me.com -
Online weights and measurements conversion

DICTIONARIES
Free Dictionary
Information Please Dictionary

Merriam-Webster Online
- Dictionary and thesaurus
RhymeZone
- Type in a word to find its rhymes, synonyms, definitions, and more

ENCYCLOPEDIAS
Information Please Encyclopedia - Access more than 57,000 articles from the Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition.
Wikipedia - The free-content encyclopedia

GEOGRAPHY
How Far Is It? - Distance calculator with maps
World Time Server - Provides current times and a time converter

LIBRARIES
Florida Libraries - Links to Florida libraries from the State Library and Archives of Florida
Public Libraries.com - Guide to public libraries in the United States and beyond

STATISTICAL
City-Data.com - Statistics about all U.S. Cities
Fed Stats - Statistics from over 100 U.S. Federal Agencies
Statistical Abstract of the United States- The National Data Book

TRANSLATORS
Babel Fish Translation - Translate a block of text or an entire web page
FreeTranslation.com
- Foreign language translator

VIRTUAL REFERENCE DESKS
Ask A LibrarianThe Human Search Engine
Digital Librarian - Librarian's choice of the best of the Web 
Florida Electronic Library - Use this site for current events, business, health issues, homework help, finding full-text articles, and Florida history. Access the Gale Virtual Reference Library, full-text Need a valid CCLS library card
Google Translate
refdesk.com - Reference, facts, news ... free, family-friendly resources
Search-22 - Directory of Internet search engines
Virtual Reference Shelf - Selected web resources from the Library of Congress


 

Science & Technology

GENERAL LINKS
Linking Florida's Natural Heritage:  Science and Citizenry - Virtual library of Florida ecological information
Science Timelines - Notable events from prehistoric times to the present

ASTRONOMY
Astronomical Applications - Complete sun and moon data from the U.S. Naval Observatory
Heavens Above - Customizable sky charts that show what's overhead in your location
NASA - National Aeronautics & Space Administration

BIOGRAPHIES OF SCIENTISTS AND INVENTORS
Biographies - The Scientists
Faces of Science
- African Americans in the sciences
4000 Years of Women in Science
Inventors & Inventions  -
Presented by enchantedlearning.com

BOTANY
Plant Parts and Functions - Diagrams and definitions of vascular plants from the University of Arizona

COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY   
C|Net
- News and reviews about computers and technology
Webopedia
- Dictionary and search engine for computer and Internet technology
WhatIs - Contains over 2000 definitions to explain the Internet and computers

COMPUTER TUTORIALS
HTML Goodies -  Web Developer's Virtual Library 
Mousercise - Mousing Around practice
Mousing Around - From the Palm Beach County Library System
Mousing Around Games - Links to more mousing practice sites
New User Tutorial - From the Northville (Michigan) District Library

MATH
Khan Academy Math - Watch videos and practice your skills for almost any math subject.
Math Archives
Math.com - Help with math problems

PHYSICS & CHEMISTRY
American Institute of Physics
WebElements Periodic Table - Periodic table of elements


Society

CUSTOMS AND ETIQUETTE
Holidays On the Net

NAMES
Babble - Strong, useful lists of names with advanced search options
Baby Center
Baby Names

RELIGION AND PHILOSOPHY
Beliefnet - Ecumenical site providing religious, spiritual, and moral information
Philosophy Pages - Dictionary, history, timeline and links to other sites
Religions of the World - Today’s major world religions

SOCIAL ISSUES
Social Issues - Current social issues from multiple perspectives
 

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