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Ready Reference and Quick Facts by Category

Abbreviations & Acronyms - 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)


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


Obituaries - nationwide resource for obituaries

Books, Journals, & Publishing

American Publishers - Company List - 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? -
Local Times Around the World - ClariNET Internet Solutions
Megaconverter - measurement conversions
Salary Calculator - cost of living in U.S. and International cities
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
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


Better Business Bureau - Council of Better Business Bureaus
FindLaw Law Crawler - Search legal information
Product Safety -
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 - Encyclopedia of Western Signs and Ideograms
Webopedia -
Wordsmyth - Educational dictionary and thesaurus

Dictionaries - Non-English

I Love Languages - Tyler chambers
World Languages Dictionary - LOGOS


Black Facts Online
My Facts Page - Encyclopedias - Bob Drudge

Financial Aid & Scholarships

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
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


Foundations and Grantmakers Directory
GuideStar -


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

Hoaxes - Hoaxes, urban legends, viruses, scams, phishing - Urban legends

Large Virtual Reference Collections

My Facts Page - Google Facts Subject Index
Virtual Reference Shelf - Library of Congress

Public Opinion

The Gallup Poll
Public Opinion Surveys - CISER Data Archive


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 (
Movies and Films - Reviews - Yahoo!


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 - finding businesses
International Calling Codes - American Computer Resources, Inc.
Links - International postal and telephone sites
Telephone Directories on the Web -
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


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

For an alphabetical listing of the above sources, please click here.