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Abbreviations & Acronyms

Abbreviations.com - Acronyms, Abbreviations, and Initialisms
Acronyms and Abbreviations- Silmaril Information Management Consultants

Associations & Organizations

Associations - ASAE Gateway to Associations
Scholarly Societies Project - Directory (Univ. of Waterloo)

Automobiles

Automobile Blue Book - Kelley Blue Book Buyer's guide
Edmunds Automobile Buyer's Guides
Kelly Blue Book - New and Used Car Prices
Manual of Traffic Signs

Biographies

Biography
Obituaries - Legacy.com nationwide resource for obituaries

Books, Journals, & Publishing

American Publishers - Company List
Bartleby.com - Great Books Online
BibleGateway - Gospel Communications Network
Literary Market Place - Information Today Inc.
The Pulitzer Prizes

Calculators & Money

Calculators On-Line Center - Martindale's 'The Reference Desk'
Calendar Zone - Janice McLean
Complete Sun and Moon Data for One Day - U.S. Naval Observatory
Currency Converter - OANDA Corp.
How Far Is It? - Indo.com
Local Times Around the World - ClariNET Internet Solutions
Megaconverter - measurement conversions
Salary Calculator - cost of living in U.S. and International cities
Salary.com
What is a Dollar Worth - Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

XE Currency Converter - Xenon Laboratories

Careers & Jobs

Occupational Outlook Handbook - Bureau of Labor Statistics

Cedar Falls/Waterloo

AEA 267 Media Catalog
CedarNet
Cedar Valley Tourism Calendar
Waterloo Metropolitan Transit Authority
Weather - Waterloo

Citation Guides - APA, Other

Citation Guide for Internet Sources in History and the Humanities
Citing Article Found or Retrieved with InfoTrac SearchBank
Citing Articles Retrieved with Lexis-Nexis Universe
MLA-Style: Frequently Asked Questions about MLA Style
Research and Documentation Online - Bedford/St. Martins

Colleges & Universities

American Universities - Mike Conlon
Braintrack University Index - Harvard University
College Source Online - Career Guidance Foundation

Consumers

Better Business Bureau - Council of Better Business Bureaus
FindLaw Law Crawler - Search legal information
Product Safety - ncpw.gov
Where to find Material Safety Data Sheets on the Internet - MSDS Online

Dictionaries - English

My Facts Page - Dictionaries and Language Resources - Bob Drudge
OneLook Dictionaries
Symbols.com - Encyclopedia of Western Signs and Ideograms
Webopedia - InternetNewsBureau.com
Wordsmyth - Educational dictionary and thesaurus
YourDictionary.com

Dictionaries - Non-English

I Love Languages - Tyler chambers
World Languages Dictionary - LOGOS

Encyclopedias

Black Facts Online
My Facts Page - Encyclopedias - Bob Drudge

Financial Aid & Scholarships

FAFSA
UNI Financial Aid

Geography, Maps & Travel

50 States of the United States - Capital Cities and Information Links
Atlapedia Online - Latimer Clarke Corporation MapBlast!
MapQuest - GeoSystems Global Corporation
National Park Service
PostInfo
ShawGuides - Educational Travel, Language Vacations, Writers Conferences
State Parks and Recreation Directory - Iowa DNR
World Climate - Climate data for many cities across the world
Yahoo! Maps

Government - IA, US, International

CIA World Factbook
Embassy Page
Flags of the World - Digibel
Project Visa - Visa and embassy information from around the world
Rulers - List of Heads of State, etc.
State Salary Database
United Nations Member States - UN

Grants

Foundations and Grantmakers Directory
GuideStar - GuideStar.org

Health

AMA DoctorFinder
RxList: The Internet Drug Index - RXList, Inc.

Hoaxes

Purportal.com - Hoaxes, urban legends, viruses, scams, phishing
Snopes.com - Urban legends

Large Virtual Reference Collections

My Facts Page - Google refdesk.com Facts Subject Index
Refdesk.com
Virtual Reference Shelf - Library of Congress

Public Opinion

The Gallup Poll
Public Opinion Surveys - CISER Data Archive

Quotations

Familiar Quotations - 10th edition, 1919
The Quotations Page - Michael Moncur

Reviews - Books, Film, Other

London Theatre Guide -Online - includes reviews
Movie Reviews - MetroActive
Movie Reviews - Roger Ebert (Rogerebert.com)
Movies and Films - Reviews - Yahoo!

Statistics

Atlapedia Online - Latimer Clarke Corporation
InfoPlease: Your Ultimate Fact Finder
Population Reference Bureau - Country statistics and reports
State Statistical Abstracts - U.S. Census Bureau
Statistical Abstracts - U.S. Census Bureau

Telephone Books

Anywho
DexKnows.com - finding businesses
International Calling Codes - American Computer Resources, Inc.
Links - International postal and telephone sites
Telephone Directories on the Web - Infobel.com
Zip and Area Code Lookup - Jay Computer Services
Zip Code Lookup - U.S. Postal Service

UNI Information

Live Media at UNI
UNI Catalog
UNI Special Collections & University Archives
UNI Student Handbook
UNI Student Telephone Directory

Weather

WxUSA Weather Hub - Rentz Data Systems
Weather, Waterloo - wunderground.com
The Weather Channel
WeatherNet - Weather information from the UK

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