Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

Staff Picks

Library Catalog & Website Subjects

Databases

Britannica Online Public Library Edition

Contains the Encyclopædia Britannica, Compton’s by Britannica, Britannica Elementary Encyclopedia, and Britannica Concise Encyclopedia each for different age groups, along with magazine articles, homework help, atlas, dictionaries and thesauri, and video and audio content.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

Provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries.

Texas Digital Sanborn Maps

Provides digital access to more than 660,000 large-scale maps of over 12,000 American towns and cities from 1867-1960.

Worldcat (home access)

The world's largest online catalog of books and magazines. Includes a description of the item and which libraries own the item.

Websites

IPL The Internet Public Library

Almanac

InfoPlease Almanac
Old Farmer's Almanac
Texas Almanac

Conversions

Currency

Oanda
Yahoo Finance

Language

Babelfish

Measurements

Convert-me
Online Conversion

Dictionaries

Acronym Finder
Dictionary.com
Merriam-Webster
Oxford Dictionaries Online

Encyclopedias

Encyclopedia.com
The Columbia Encyclopedia: Sixth Edition

Maps

Euratlas
National Geographic

People and Business Locators

Anywho Directories
Infospace

Quotations

Bartleby's Quotations
Eigen's Political & Historical Quotations
Famous Quotes and Authors
Notable Quotes
Quoteland

Statistics

American Factfinder
Bureau of Justice Statistics
Bureau of Labor Statistics (Consumer Price Index)
National Center for Educational Statistics
Official Statistics on the Web
Statistical Abstract of the U.S.
Statistical Resources on the Web
Uniform Crime Reports
World Factbook