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Almanacs
Associations & Organizations
Atlases, Maps & Geographical Data
Awards
Colleges & Universities
Currency Converters
Databases (WorldCAT)
Dictionaries & Thesauri
Electronic Texts & Digital Libraries
Encyclopedias
Government Documents
Legal
Maps, Atlases & Geographical Data
Magazines
Newsgroups and Listservs
Newspapers
People Finders & Telephone Books
Public Opinion Polls
Quotations
Search Engines
Statistics
Style Manuals
Telephone Books & People Finders
Thesauri & Dictionaries
Zip Codes & Country Codes


Almanacs

  • 50 States and Capitals
    From: Pike Street Industries, Inc.,
    Many fast facts including admission to statehood, local newspapers, state song, state constitution, and tax forms!

  • Information Please
    From: Family Education Network
    Combining the contents of an encyclopedia, a dictionary, an atlas and several up-to-the minute almanacs loaded with statistics, facts, and historical records.

  • Old Farmer's Almanac
    From: Old Farmer's Almanac (Yankee Publishing, Inc.)
    There are probably many reasons why this almanac has been published continuously since 1792. It provides time-tested information on environmental events (worst drought in U.S. history, frost charts, tide information, star charts) all in one place. Use the drop-down box at the top of the page to navigate the site.

  • AFRO-American Almanac
    From: Digital Development Group
    This award-winning site is a historical perspective of a nation, its people, and its cultural evolution. From the beginning of the slave trade through the Civil Rights movement to the present. Historical documents and events, biographies, folk tales, selected books and more.

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Associations & Organizations

  • Associations on the Net
    From: The Internet Public Library
    Guide to websites of prominent organizations and associations.

  • AssociationCentral
    From: AssociationCentral.com
    Provides descriptions of associations, homepages, publications and news.

  • The Scholarly Societies Project
    From: University of Waterloo Library
    The Scholarly Societies Project offers free access to directory information for a selection of scholarly societies across the world.

  • Gateway to Associations
    From: the American Society of Association Executives.
    Use the drop-down box to access a directory of over 1,000 associations with links to their home pages. Inclusion appears to be based on self-submission.
    Note: There is a box on the left side of the screen asking you to register and become a member. You do not need to do so to use this resource.
  • Idealist
    From: Action without Borders.
    A directory of over 20,000 nonprofit organizations in 140 countries. Includes information on employment and internships as well as management and funding of nonprofit groups.

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Atlases, Maps, & Geographical Data

  • CIA World Factbook
    From: U.S. Government, Central Intelligence Agency
    Describes the geography, people, economy, communication, military, transportation and transnational issues of the countries of the world.

  • Color Landform Atlas of the United States
    From: Ray Sterner, The Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory.  Version 2 contains a menu of links to maps and other online information about each state. User fees may be encountered; however, educational use may be free. Contact Ray Sterner.
  • The Columbia Gazetteer of North America, 2000
    From: Bartleby.com
    The 2000 edition of this well-known reference book, the Columbia Gazetteer is a dictionary of places in North America. It contains entries for 50,000+ incorporated places (cities and counties), and includes population data, longitudinal/latitudinal placement, and a brief description of major industries of the area.

  • Country Studies
    From: Library of Congress
    The Country Studies Series presents a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world and examines the interrelationships of those systems and the ways they are shaped by cultural factors.

  • Portals to the World
    From: Library of Congress
    In-depth information about nations and other areas of the world. Link to business and commerce, genealogy, politics, listservs, and embassies.

  • United Nations Cartographic Section
    From: United Nations
    Country and regional color maps in .PDF format (
    requires Adobe Acrobat Reader to view) as well as peacekeeping mission maps. These are some of the best of the basic maps available. The peacekeeping mission maps must be searched by the mission name acronym. To find the correct acronym for the mission map of your choice, click on the "deployment maps" link directly above the drop-down menu.
  • American Factfinder
    From: U.S. Census Bureau
    Popular tables and maps for the U.S., states, counties, cities, towns, and American Indian reservations. All tables and maps for all geographies including the U.S., States, counties, cities, towns, American Indian reservations, metropolitan areas, zip codes, census tracts, blocks, and more.

  • Internet Resources in Maps and Cartography
    From: University of California at Berkeley
    Gateways to cartographic information on the Internet. Gazetteers, GIS resources, name indexes, and other publishers online.
  • Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection
    From: Perry-Castañeda Library, University of Texas at Austin
    A large collection of varying types of maps, some more detailed than others. A good table of contents makes it easy to browse. Note especially the somewhat idiosyncratic collection of historic maps.
  • Mapquest
    From: R.R. Donnelley & Sons
    Enter an address on MapQuest and access millions of locations around the world, obtain detailed maps and accurate driving directions, locate places of interest, customize road trip plans, and create, save, download or email personalized maps.

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Awards

  • Nobel e-Museum
    From: Nobel Foundation
    Provide easy access to information about the scientific and literary achievements as well as peace efforts recognized by the Nobel Prize, and to stimulate interest of students in the prize areas.

  • Pulitzer Prizes
    From: Journalism Collection, Columbia University Libraries
    The Pulitzer Prize Website includes a database of winners and nominated finalists for each prize category. In addition, for winners from 1995 - 2002, there is a complete inventory of winning cartoons, photos, and texts of journalism articles.

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Colleges, Universities, and General Education Information

  • American Universities
    Author: Mike Conlon, Chief Information Officer and Assistant Vice President for Information Systems and Support, University of Florida Health Science Center
    From: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Florida
    This page is quite long and may load slowly. An almost exhaustive list of U.S. university and college websites. This site includes links to sites for community colleges and international universities.

  • Canadian Universities
    From: University of Waterloo
    Connect to university websites located in Canada.
  • International Universities
    From: General Education Online
    Connect to university websites located around the world.

  • CollegeNET
    From: CollegeNET
    The CollegeNET search engine finds colleges. Narrow down by region, college sports, major, tuition, and several other criteria. Hotlink from your search list directly to homepages of the schools in which you are interested.


    Community College Web
    From: Maricopa Center for Learning and Instruction (MCLI)
    This site contains a searchable index to the websites for 1283 community colleges in the United States, Canada, and elsewhere around the world.

  • Directory of Higher Education
    From: EDUCAUSE
    EDUCAUSE has collected information on nearly 4,000 unique higher education organizations throughout the U.S. and abroad. Search the Directory of Higher Education Organizations by name, location, or Carnegie Classification.
  • Petersons.Com
    From: Thomson Corporation
    The most comprehensive directory of education. Identify colleges, practice test preparations, graduate program searches, and financial aid.

  • Princeton Review
    From: The Princeton Review Inc.
    Identify colleges, and many practice test preparations.
  • ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education
    Established by: George Washington University's Graduate School of Education and Human Development
    From: Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC)
    An excellent service related to the subject of higher education, covering such topics as "... students, faculty, graduate and professional education, legal issues, financing, planning and evaluation, curriculum, teaching methods, and state-federal institutional questions." Includes topical digests, a catalog of reports, links to the ERIC education database, links to other educational sites and resources, frequently requested bibliographies and consulting information.

  • The Foundation Center
    From: The Foundation Center
    Locate basic facts and contact information on approximately 70,000 U.S. private and community grant-making organizations.

  • Johns Hopkins University Research Information Systems
    From: The Johns Hopkins University
    Excellent website connecting to information on grants and funding, as well as access to IRIS, the grant database fro the University of Illinois.

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Currency Converters

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Dictionaries and Thesauri

  • American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language
    From: Bartleby.com
    Includes over 90,000 entries of words, biographical references and geographical listings.Offers a feature unique to a web-based dictionary: the ability to listen to a pronunciation of the word (requires a sound card on your computer.) Also includes an alphabetical index to 900+ full-page illustrations--here's the place to find the definition and picture of a "dibble"! A drawback to the site's search mechanism is that there are no suggestions for alternate spellings if you mistype or spell the word incorrectly.

  • Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary and Thesaurus
    From: Merriam-Webster, Incorporated
    The online dictionary includes the main A-Z listing of the Collegiate® Dictionary, as well as the Abbreviations, Foreign Words and Phrases, Biographical Names, and Geographical Names.

  • Roget's II: The New Thesaurus
    From: Bartleby.com
    Containing 35,000 synonyms and over 250,000 cross-references in an easy-to-use format, this thesaurus features succinct word definitions and an innovative hyperlinked category index.

  • xrefer
    From: xrefer, London
    Search engine which searches over 40 specialized reference sources
    including Bloomsbury Guide to Art, Grove Concise Dictionary of Music, Oxford Dictionary of Art, A Dictionary of Business (Oxford University Press), A Dictionary of Law (Oxford University Press), Penguin Dictionary of Economics, Penguin International Dictionary of Finance, Bloomsbury Dictionary of Contemporary Slang, Macmillan Dictionary of Women's Biography, Who's Who in the Twentieth Century (Oxford University Press), Bloomsbury Thematic Dictionary of Quotations, The Oxford Companion to Philosophy, and more.
  • Your Dictionary.Com
    From: yourDictionary.com Inc
    Provides a portal for language and language-related products and services on the web with more than 1800 dictionaries with more than 250 languages.

Foreign Dictionaries:

  • Digita Web Garzanti
    Publisher: Garzanti (Italy)
    Italian dictionary (note: not Italian-English or English-Italian) by the respected Italian publisher. Easy interface, allows lemmatization (you need only type in the beginning or root of a word and the dictionary will search for all applicable terms).
  • German-English/English-German Dictionary From LEO
    From: LEO (Link Everything Online) Department of Informatics at the Technische Universität München
    Enter search term in English or German. Choose from the options below the search term to determine translation, spelling tolerance and more. Advise reading Usage Hints and FAQ for more direction.

  • Perseus Project Greek Dictionary
    Publisher: Perseus Project, Tufts University
    Dictionary of classical, not modern Greek permits searches in Latin transliteration (using the Roman, not Greek, alphabet) of Greek words and lemmas. Returns English definitions and citations in Perseus texts.

  • Perseus Project Latin Dictionary
    Publisher: Perseus Project, Tufts University
    This dictionary allows you to search for Latin words and lemmas, and returns both the English definition with Latin derivatives and a list of Perseus texts in which the term is found.

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Electronic Texts and Digital Libraries

  • Ebrary
    From: Ebrary
    Over 9000 books to browse and search for free in the areas of business & economics, computers & technology, education, history & biography, classics, and selected social & behavioral sciences. Content is provided by more than 100 leading publishers. Fees apply only if you print or copy portions of the full text. Prices range from approximately .18 cents to approximately .50 cents per page. You must download their free software (http://shop.ebrary.com/support/plugin_download.jsp) before browsing the collection, but it is a quick and painless process. Ebrary provides solid help throughout the site including information on how to get started and search tips.

  • Electronic Text Center
    From: University of Virginia
    Contains "1,600 publicly-available e-books including classic British and American fiction, major authors, children's literature, the Bible, Shakespeare, American history, African-American documents, and much more." Users can search through the full text, or browse by subject. The Electronic Text Center has many other publicly accessible e-books. They have an English language collection in addition to literature in several other languages.
  • National Academy Press
    From: Press of the National Academies of Science and Engineering,
    National Research Council, Institute of Medicine
    Current research in policy relating to a variety of areas in health and social sciences. Most of the National Academy Press's titles are available online using a variety of technologies (PDF, Web pages, other Web-viewable images). Readers may browse the categories (topics) list, search for words in titles, or even search the complete set of full texts. Readers should note that, because texts are accessible in different formats, they will "look" different on the screen. In most all cases, click on the Read button to access the full text.

  • Online Texts Collection
    From: Internet Public Library
    Organization, variety. The Internet is not the world's largest library, but the Internet Public Library does a good job of organizing over 10,000 electronic texts of all varieties into the online equivalent of a library. Browse by author, title, or subject (even the Dewey Decimal system has found a niche in cyberspace). The texts collected by the IPL come from a variety of sources and most are suitable for pleasure reading or for background information, although there are
    some resources that come from standard editions, and list all pertinent information.
  • Oxford Text Archive
    Publisher: Oxford University Computing Services Humanities Computing Unit
    Multiple formats, known editions. Since it paved the way as the first electronic text archive in 1976, the OTA has grown to 2500 texts from all eras. Readers should take the time to read through the screens (you will need to click through several before you get to the list of titles in the catalogue), which offer a great deal of helpful information. In most cases, multiple formats will be available. If you want to read online immediately, choose HTML or ASCII. For those who wish to use the SGML TEI versions, software is available for reading online (if you don't know what this is, and you simply want to read the text, we recommend HTML instead).
    Complete edition information available for all texts.

  • Rand Publications
    From: Rand
    Information about and publications from many of the research studies of this "nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decision making through research and analysis." Areas of study include child policy, civil and criminal justice, education, environment and energy, health, international policy, labor markets, national security, population and regional studies, science and technology, social welfare, and transportation. Many of the documents may be viewed online or downloaded at no charge.
     
  • University of California Press Collection
    From: U. C. Press (scholarly publisher)
    Best for: Current scholarship in liberal arts.
    Scholarly editions fully suitable for academic work in the fields of African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian studies; classics; European history; literature. Click on links in the Contents of the UC Press Books Collection frame to access individual titles. Abstracts are available for each title. Click on the book icon to view the full text.

  • African Americans
    From: University of Virginia
    A collection of essays and literature by or about African Americans, spanning a period from 1772 to 1930. Includes such notable authors as Frederick Douglass and Harriet Beecher Stowe, as well as less well-known writers, and covers topics ranging from life as a slave to African American voting rights. Each text is available as a web document, or formatted for palm devices and MS readers.
  • Bartleby.com
    From: Bartleby.com
    Best for: Literature, poetry, non-fiction, reference books
    Provides full text access to 19th and 20th century British, American, French, and Russian literature, including the Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction . A strength of this site is its poetry collection. It contains hundreds of poets and thousands of poems, and provides four different types of indexes: chronological, author, title, and first line. Each record includes a brief biographical sketch of the author through Columbia Encyclopedia, and a complete bibliographical citation including all details of original publication. Also contains a small, eclectic nonfiction collection.

  • Bartleby.com Fiction Collection
    From: Bartleby.com
    This collection comprises several anthologies as well as the full text of many literature classics from antiquity to modern times. The anthologies include the Harvard Classics Shelf of Literature, a collection of short stories called "The Short Story," and a collection of ghost stories called "The Haunters and the Haunted." The individual texts span a range of authors from Aeschylus to Virginia Woolf, and include works by Cervantes, Henry James, Sinclair Lewis and Leo Tolstoy, to name just a few. The entire fiction site is searchable by keyword, and many of the texts include critical notes.

  • Bartleby.com Nonfiction Collection
    From: Bartleby.com
    Includes both anthologies and full text of individual volumes of classic nonfiction works. The anthologies span a variety of topics, ranging from American historical documents to accounts of the voyages of both ancient and modern explorers of the world. Writers whose individual works are featured in the "Volumes" section range from Henry Adams, an American writer and historian, to John Woolman, an early American Quaker, and include a wide variety of other writers covering the sciences, politics, philosophy and history.
  • English Server
    From: The English Server at University of Washington
    Wide range of humanities and social science topics

    Some texts in their book collection are electronic versions of standard editions, and names of editors are listed, making them acceptable for scholarly work.
  • Internet Classics Archive
    From: Program in Writing and Humanistic Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    A repository of over 400 texts from the classical world. All texts are in English and provide reader comment areas; some texts available in Greek or Latin.
    Translators' names are listed.
  • Making of America
    From: University of Michigan and Cornell University
    Full text digital library of primary resources. Contains about 8500 books and 50,000 journal articles. Focuses on education, psychology, American History, sociology, religion, science and technology, from the antebellum period through reconstruction.

  • Native Americans
    From: University of Virginia
    A collection of both fiction and nonfiction works written by or about Native Americans spanning 1860-1920. E-book, palm device and web versions are available; some volumes contain illustrations. Browse through Mary Austin's story of "The Land of Little Rain," or read about "Myths and Legends of the Sioux" by Marie L. McLaughlin.

  • Perseus Project
    Editor: Gregory Crane
    From: Dept. of the Classics, Tufts University
    Original languages; background information on authors; special collections with images.This spectacular collection of Greek and Roman texts allows readers to view and read Greek texts (font tools may be downloaded) as well as Latin; many texts include links to English translations. Most texts are "special Perseus-edited editions of the Loeb Classical Library." Also provided are Greek and Latin grammars, background works on classical literature and history, collections of art and archaeological images, atlases, etc. Use the Texts link on the home page to find the titles included in the collection. An incomparable resource for readers interested in the ancient world
    .
  • Schoenberg Center for Electronic Text and Image
    From: University of Pennsylvania
    Beautiful scanned images from the University of Pennsylvania library collection. Several main collections, including: women's studies, South Asia Studies, Furness Shakespeare Library, and science occult and religion. Items scanned include books, maps, manuscripts, photographs, broadsides, ephemera, and recorded sound.

  • Women Writers
    From: University of Virginia
    The works of over ninety women authors, from Louisa May Alcott to Zitkala-Sa. Includes American, African American, Native American, British and Chinese writers. Find such classics as Emily Bronte's "Wuthering Heights" or discover a new treasure in Sui Sin Far's, "An Autumn Fan."

  • The Works of William Shakespeare
    From: University of Virginia
    A collection of Shakespeare's comedies, histories, tragedies, poems and romances. The entire collection is searchable by keyword or phrase.

  • Alex Catalogue of Electronic texts
    From: Eric Lease Morgan
    Best for: Pleasure Reading Only
    Public Domain Documents of American and English Literature and Western Philosophy. Allows users to search for keywords within and across texts. Also provides a concordance in which you can search for keywords within the text. Contains a "browse" feature which lists all the words in the concordance beginning with a specified letter. Users can create .PDF files of full text items.

  • The On-Line Books Page
    Editor: John Mark Ockerbloom, digital library planner and researcher at the University of Pennsylvania
    From: Digital Library Project, University of Pennsylvania Library
    Links to foreign language collections, sheer size. A veritable grab bag of over 10,000 titles, this repository points readers to everything from Charles Babbage to the Zapatista National Liberation Army by way of Chekhov, Macaulay and Zola. The quality of texts is uneven, as they come from a variety of resources, not all of which claim to be standard editions, or even single editions. Readers looking at texts that offer no edition information should use these
    for background information or pleasure reading.
  • Project Gutenberg
    From: Michael Hart and PromoNet.
    Best for: Pleasure reading only.
    It's enormous; connect time may be slow due to high use; sometimes readers will be asked to pay a small fee (we recommend that you look elsewhere in these circumstances, since another place may offer the same title free); texts are "plain vanilla ASCII", or text files; readers will need to scroll through yards of disclaimers or Project background material to get to the text; texts are hand-typed and not do not duplicate professionally published editions. Why tell you about it? It is enormous, it includes foreign literatures, and when it's a snowy day and you're thinking you always meant to read
    The Thirty-Nine Steps  but the public library is closed and the car hasn't been dug out...you can read it here.

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Encyclopedias

  • Columbia Encyclopedia
    From: Bartleby.com
    Containing nearly 51,000 entries (marshaling six and one-half million words on a vast range of topics), and with more than 80,000 hypertext cross-references, the current Sixth Edition is among the most complete and up-to-date encyclopediæ ever produced.

  • Britannica.com
    From: Encyclopedia Britannica.
    Non subscribers can browse the names of entries in the encyclopedia, and read a portion of the entry.
    Requires a $5/month subscription fee to view full entries.

  • How Stuff Works
    From: Marshall Brain
    Provides in-depth articles that explain the world from the inside out (i.e., How computer viruses work, how virtual private networks work, how the euro works, etc.,)
  • Xrefer
    From: xrefer.com
    Search through a reliable array of dictionaries and encyclopedias in the arts and sciences from established publishers. Some sources include:
    The Penguin Dictionary of Psychology, Oxford Dictionary of Music, and Macmillan Dictionary of Women's Biography. Also includes quotation books. Provides source citation, and allows users to e-mail pages.

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Government Documents

  • American Memory
    From: Library of Congress
    Best for: Primary source material on all topics
    Over 7 million digital items from more than 100 historical collections. A fascinating resource to browse. Search within individual collections, or search across collections. Covers a range of subjects in the social sciences, humanities, and technology. Users may also search by format: text, maps, motion pictures, photos and prints, and sound recordings.

  • GPO ACCESS (List of Databases)
    From: U.S. Government Printing Office
    Encompassing 1,900 government websites and databases, such as the
    Federal Register, the Budget of the United States, the U.S. Code, and the Congressional Record to name a few. Many electronic documents appear on the day of publication exactly as they do in print, and are the officially published version.
  • Federal Depository in your Area
    From: U.S. Government Printing Office
    Federal Government publications and other information products are made available for free public use in Federal depository libraries throughout the United States. Find the one closest to you!

  • Thomas
    From: Library of Congress
    The best single source of information for all the steps in the legislative process. Provides access to bills, roll call votes, public laws, hearing transcripts(selective), reports, links to both chambers, to legislative branch agencies, executive, and judicial branches.

  • The White House
    From: U.S. Government
    The U.S. President's home and home page.

  • Reports Collection
    Compiled by: Capella Library
    Reports written by government officials or individuals working for think tank organizations can be quite useful. Reports often contain helpful bibliographies and attempt to analyze or study a topic.

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Legal

  • Findlaw
    From: West Group
    The best single starting point on the Web for doing legal research. Full text, searchable database of all law reviews and journals on the Internet. Updated nightly. Another search interface, LawCrawler, helps you focus your search on legal issues on the Web. Also includes Legal News, legal forms, organizations, law firms and lawyers, judicial opinions and case law, consultants, and more.
  • Law Library of Congress
    From: Library of Congress
    An annotated guide to sources of information on government and law available online. Treaties, Law Reviews online, International constitutions, U.S. Executive Agencies and Regulations, The Federal Court System and Decisions, The U.S. Congress and the Federal Legislative Process, Guide to Law Online: Criminal Justice System, Guide to Law Online: Elections, Guide to Law Online: Terrorism and more!
    To ACCESS site click on "Law Online", then "Guide to Law Online".

Constitution

Bills & Public Laws

  • Thomas
    From: Library of Congress
    Full text of bills, bill summary & status, Major Legislation by Topics, the Congressional Record and more! Search summaries of Public Laws from 1973-1989.  Full text of Public Laws from 1990 to present.
  • GPO Access
    From: US Government Printing Office -
    Gateways are libraries that are in special partnership with GPO providing a more customized access to the GPO databases. Download complete text of bills from 1995-present.

US Code (Subject arrangement of Federal Laws currently in force)

  • US Code via Cornell
    From: Cornell US Code via Cornell University Law School
    Very flexible presentation of the US Code.  Browse by title or search a separate table of popular names.
  • US Code via GPO Access
    From: US Government Printing Office.

State Legislative Law

Federal Regulatory/Administrative Laws
Code of Federal Regulations(CFR) - Final regulations from the Executive Agencies.

  • Cornell's Interface to CFR on GPO
    From: Cornell University Law School
    Flexible presentation of the CFR.  Browse the outline; easily limit search to section headings.
  • CFR via GPO access
    From: US Government Printing Office
    Federal Register -The Federal Register (FR) lists US federal agency announcements and information, such as presidential documents, agency meetings, grant opportunities, and proposed and final  federal regulations. The GPO publishes a new edition of the Federal Register every business day.
  • FR via GPO Access
    From: US Government Printing Office
    Full text since 1994.

Federal Case Law:
Supreme Court Opinions

Court of Appeals Opinions

  • Legal Information Institute
    From: Cornell University
    Nice search engine across all of the Court of Appeals opinions.  The Court of Appeals opinions are generally posted by different law schools in the various circuits with cooperation of the United States Court of Appeals for the circuit.

  • Georgetown - Map of the Court of Appeals
    From: Georgetown University Law School
    Clickable map that takes you to the site(s) hosting  the Court of Appeals Opinions for the circuit.

District Court Opinions

State Case Law

Legal Periodicals

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Maps, Atlases & Geographical Data

  • CIA World Factbook
    From: U.S. Government, Central Intelligence Agency
    Describes the geography, people, economy, communication, military, transportation and transnational issues of the countries of the world.

  • Color Landform Atlas of the United States
    From: Ray Sterner, The Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory
    Version 2 contains a menu of links to maps and other online information about each state. User fees may be encountered; however, educational use may be free. Contact Ray Sterner.

  • The Columbia Gazetteer of North America, 2000
    From: Bartleby.com
    The 2000 edition of this well-known reference book, the Columbia Gazetteer is a dictionary of places in North America. It contains entries for 50,000+ incorporated places (cities and counties), and includes population data, longitudinal/latitudinal placement, and a brief description of major industries of the area.

  • Country Studies
    From: Library of Congress
    The Country Studies Series presents a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world and examines the interrelationships of those systems and the ways they are shaped by cultural factors.

  • Portals to the World
    From: Library of Congress
    In-depth information about nations and other areas of the world. Link to business and commerce, genealogy, politics, listservs, and embassies.

  • United Nations Cartographic Section
    From: United Nations
    Country and regional color maps in .PDF format (
    requires Adobe Acrobat Reader to view) as well as peacekeeping mission maps. These are some of the best of the basic maps available. The peacekeeping mission maps must be searched by the mission name acronym. To find the correct acronym for the mission map of your choice, click on the "deployment maps" link directly above the drop-down menu.
  • American Factfinder
    From: U.S. Census Bureau
    Popular tables and maps for the U.S., states, counties, cities, towns, and American Indian reservations. All tables and maps for all geographies including the U.S., States, counties, cities, towns, American Indian reservations, metropolitan areas, zip codes, census tracts, blocks, and more.

  • Internet Resources in Maps and Cartography
    From: University of California at Berkeley
    Gateways to cartographic information on the Internet. Gazetteers, GIS resources, name indexes, and other publishers online.
  • Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection
    From: Perry-Castañeda Library, University of Texas at Austin
    A large collection of varying types of maps, some more detailed than others. A good table of contents makes it easy to browse. Note especially the somewhat idiosyncratic collection of historic maps.
  • Mapquest
    From: R.R. Donnelley & Sons
    Enter an address on MapQuest and access millions of locations around the world, obtain detailed maps and accurate driving directions, locate places of interest, customize road trip plans, and create, save, download or email personalized maps.

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Magazines (General)
The General Periodical Collection: Magazines and Journals
Compiled by: CUVL
This page includes links to a wide variety of popular journals as provided by their publishers
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Newsgroups and Listservs

  • Directory of Scholarly and Professional E-Conferences
    From: Kovacs Consulting Internet & Web Training
    The Directory screens, evaluates and organizes discussion lists, newsgroups, MUDS, MOO'S, Muck's, Mushes, mailing lists, interactive Web chat groups etc. (e-conferences) on topics of interest to scholars and professionals for use in their scholarly, pedagogical and professional activities.


  • Liszt
    From: Topica
    An independent provider of email newsletter publishers, from multinational media companies to individuals publishing news about a hobby or interest.


  • The Tile.Net/Lists
    From: List-Universe
    Another massive list of listserv conferences. Search by keyword or browse by name, subject, or domain (Internet address).


  • List of commands for managing your mailing list subscriptions
    Author: James Milles, Case Western Reserve University Law Library
    When you join an online discussion list, you will be corresponding with people...but you will be dealing with a computer. There are commands you need to know to manage your subscription, and you need to know where to send the commands (to the computer, not the people). This document will help you avoid frustration and potential embarrassment.

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Newspapers

  • The Newspaper Rack
    Compiled by: CUVL
    Links to U.S. and international newspapers.

  • Foreign Media Reaction
    From: U.S. State Department
    A global round-up of editorials and op-ed commentary from major newspapers, magazines and broadcast media around the world. Following a one-page analysis of the commentary, readers will find block quotes sorted by geographic region and country.

  • Newslink
    From: NewsLink Associates
    The resource for online newspapers around the world. The newspapers section lists about 5,400 papers and is searchable by title or location and is also indexed geographically. In addition, U.S. papers are indexed by state, frequency of publication, and publication category. There are links to magazines, roadcasters, and news services worldwide.

  • Week in Europe
    From: the United Kingdom Offices of the European Commission
    A weekly summary of political, economic, and social events in the European Union (EU). Articles are arranged by date of publication, with a title and first sentence that links to the complete article.

  • NewsDirectory.Com
    From: NewsDirectory.Com
    A comprehensive guide to the world's English-language online media. Currently over 8,000 newspapers and magazines are listed. Searchable. Newspapers are also browsable geographically (including by U.S. state, zip code, and city) and magazines geographically and by subject. Also has a list of newspapers with searchable archives and links to all the organizations that provide breaking news. Formerly Ecola Newsstand.
  • Online Newspapers
    From: Internet Public Library
    This directory of online newspapers is browsable by geographic region. In addition to a link to the site, language, publisher, and frequency are given for each entry. If available, features of the paper are also given.
  • CNN's multimedia news
    From: AOL Time Warner Company
    Updated continually. Features current stories and provides a search engine to find information on specific topics.

  • CSPAN
    From: National Cable Satellite Corporation
    Links to ElectionLine , public affairs Internet resources, and audio files of House and Senate sessions of interest.

  • The Weather Channel
    From: The Weather Channel Enterprises, Inc.
    Provides weather data, such as current conditions, five day forecasts, severe weather alerts, maps and more!

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People Finders & Telephone Books

  • All-in-One Search
    From: Danfield Automation
    Gateway site that provides links to a variety of people-finding search engines and directories.

  • Internet Address Finder
    From: PeopleFind.com
    Free whitepages and email. Other services available for a fee.

  • MESA: Your Meta Email Search Agent
    From: University of Hanover Germany
    Find email addresses at home or abroad. Contains FAQ on "How to find people's E-mail addresses".
  • Telephone Directories on the Web
    From: Teldir.com
    Index of online phone books, with over 400 links to Yellow Pages, White Pages, Business Directories, Email Addresses and Fax Listings from over 170 countries all around the world.
  • U.S. Yellow Pages
    From: Verizon
    People pages, reverse phone number; searches by distance, category and nationwide phone numbers.
  • WhoWhere?
    From: Lycos, Inc
    Provides Yellow pages, public records, and web searches nationwide.

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Public Opinion Polls

  • Gallup Polls
    From: Gallup Organization
    The Gallup Organization is a for-profit think-tank that has studied human nature and behavior for more than 70 years. Find out how polls are conducted.
    FAQ
  • Roper Center's links to other Survey Research Organizations
    From: University of Connecticut
    Gateway to associations, academic research institutes, commercial firms and international links.
  • Voter Information Services
    From: Voter Information Services, Inc. (VIS)
    Federal Laws enacted (or not enacted) by the U.S. Congress have profound effects on our lives. Our easy-to-use, non-partisan Congressional Report Cards help you find out what kind of laws your Congress members supported or opposed.

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Quotations

  • Familiar Quotations
    From: Bartleby.com
    Including over 11,000 quotations, the first new edition of John Bartlett's corpus to be published after his death in 1905 keeps most of his original work intact.

  • The Columbia World of Quotations
    From: Bartleby.com
    Editors: Robert Andrews, Mary Biggs, and Michael Seidel
    A vast reference work of quotations containing over 65,000 entries from a variety of sources. Searchable by author or keyword. Subject classification is searchable from the main page Search box, under Categories.
    Includes quotations not only from literature, but also from movies and plays (quotations from these sources can be unclear as to the original speaker).

  • Simpson's Contemporary Quotations
    From: Bartleby.com
    With over 10,000 quotations from 4,000 sources organized into 25 categories and 60 sections, this comprehensive reference contains words of wit and wisdom from such modern notables as Ezra Pound, Henry Kissinger, George Orwell, Dorothy Parker, and Desmond Tutu.

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Search Engines

  • Alta Vista
    From: AltaVista Company
    Searches its index made up of one of the most comprehensive collections of research-related, academic, community and international web pages currently available.

  • Google
    From: Google
    Preferred for finding specific web pages and for researching general topics, as the web pages in the large Google index are selected according to the number of websites that link to them. PDF documents are now among the documents searched by Google.

  • Guides To Search Engines
    From: SearchEngineWatch.com
    Link to many more search engines.

  • The Invisible Web
    From: Intelliseek
    The InvisibleWeb.com is a directory of over 10,000 databases, archives, and search engines that contain information that traditional search engines have been unable to access. InvisibleWeb.com take you to these invisible sources.

  • Directory of Networked Resources
    From: National Information Services and Systems (NISS)
    Vast amount of search engines. Can find full text case studies, journals and much more.

  • InfoMine
    From: The Regents of the University of California
    A virtual library of Internet resources relevant to faculty, students, and research staff at the university level. It contains useful Internet
    resources like databases, electronic journals, electronic books, bulletin boards, mailing lists, online library catalogs, articles, directories of
    researchers, and many other types of information.
  • SCHOLARS' GUIDE TO WWW
    From: Richard Jensen, Professor Emeritus of History, U of Illinois-Chicago
    Links to Full Text Online Magazines & Books, Online Maps and many subject specific websites.

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Statistics (General)

Background information

  • Virtual Statistical Assistant
    From: Department of Communication Studies, University of Kansas.
    This site will help students needing to use statistical methods of analysis to learn which statistical techniques are appropriate for different research designs. Includes decision trees and a grid selection model. Also links to other resources providing help in understanding statistics and their use.

US national and local sources

  • Statistical Abstract of the United States
    From: US Census Bureau
    The Statistical Abstract offers a multi-year view of the nation. Information at this site is viewable in two formats: excerpts may be viewed as plain Web pages, or the full abstract (all 1045 pages) is available in a series of Adobe Acrobat PDF files. The PDF files are accessed through a table of contents which lists section headings and years.

  • White House Briefing Room Latest Federal Government Statistics
    From: Executive Office of the President (US Federal Government)
    Much briefer than FedStats, offers a "snapshot" of the most recent summary statistics on economics, demographics, health, crime, etc. Charts; links to agencies and full reports. Use this site for a quick look at the most recent figures.

  • US Census Bureau
    From: US Department of Commerce
    The Census Bureau is the chief collection point for US demographic and economic information. National, regional, state and community resources; GIS tools; foreign trade and economic indicators; much more.

  • FedStats
    Authors: Diverse agencies of the US federal government.
    From: The Federal Interagency Council on Statistical Policy
    The US federal government compiles and publishes statistical information of unbelievable breadth. FedStat acts as a portal for the seventy federal agencies that offer statistics to the public. Choose the A-Z index for both topics and agencies; choose the site map to see what other types of information are available via the site.

  • Population and Health Data
    From: Population Reference Bureau.
    Search for data by country or state. Choose from a number of different variables. Also provides links to the source of the data, and suggests related publications of interest.

  • US Counties
    Compiled by: US Census Bureau
    From: Oregon State University
    A wide variety of statistical information (economic, demographic, labor, etc.) at the county level. All states and counties represented.

  • State of the Cities Data Systems
    Compiled by: US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development
    From: Aspen Systems Corp.
    Provides data for state, metropolitan area, individual city, and suburb. Also lists suburbs as defined by HUD, and contains historical data from the 1970, 1980, and 1990 census.

International sources

  • InfoNation
    From: United Nations.
    Point-and-click menus allow searcher to extract basic statistical comparisons of UN member nations. Social indicators, population, economy, and geography of up to seven nations may be compared per search. A good starting point for comparing unemployment statistics, etc.

  • OFFSTATS: Official Statistics on the Web
    Editor: Rainer Wolcke, International Commerce and Statistics Librarian, University of Auckland Library.
    From: University of Auckland Library (New Zealand)
    Excellent site "offering free and easily accessible social, economic and general data from official or similar "quotable" sources, especially those that provide both current data and time series." Offers information by country and by topic. Everything from the federal budget of Austria to transnational arms transfers.

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Style Guides

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Telephone Books and People Finders

  • All-in-One Search
    From: Danfield Automation
    Gateway site that provides links to a variety of people-finding search engines and directories.

  • Internet Address Finder
    From: PeopleFind.com
    Free whitepages and email. Other services available for a fee.
  • MESA: Your Meta Email Search Agent
    From: University of Hanover Germany
    Find email addresses at home or abroad. Contains FAQ on "How to find people's E-mail addresses".

  • Telephone Directories on the Web
    From: Teldir.com
    Index of online phone books, with over 400 links to Yellow Pages, White Pages, Business Directories, Email Addresses and Fax Listings from over 170 countries all around the world.
  • U.S. Yellow Pages
    From: Verizon
    People pages, reverse phone number, searches by distance, category and nationwide phone numbers.

  • WhoWhere?
    From: Lycos, Inc
    Provides Yellow pages, public records, and , web searches nationwide.

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Thesauri & Dictionaries

  • American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language
    From: Bartleby.com
    Includes over 90,000 entries of words, biographical references and geographical listings.Offers a feature unique to a web-based dictionary: the ability to listen to a pronunciation of the word (requires a sound card on your computer.) Also includes an alphabetical index to 900+ full-page illustrations--here's the place to find the definition and picture of a "dibble"! A drawback to the site's search mechanism is that there are no suggestions for alternate spellings if you mistype or spell the word incorrectly.

  • Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary and Thesaurus
    From: Merriam-Webster, Incorporated
    The online dictionary includes the main AZ listing of the Collegiate® Dictionary, as well as the Abbreviations, Foreign Words and Phrases, Biographical Names, and Geographical Names.

  • Roget's II: The New Thesaurus
    From: Bartleby.com
    Containing 35,000 synonyms and over 250,000 cross-references in an easy-to-use format, this thesaurus features succinct word definitions and an innovative hyperlinked category index.

  • xrefer
    From: xrefer, London
    Search engine which searches over 40 specialized reference sources
    including Bloomsbury Guide to Art, Grove Concise Dictionary of Music, Oxford Dictionary of Art, A Dictionary of Business (Oxford University Press), A Dictionary of Law (Oxford University Press), Penguin Dictionary of Economics, Penguin International Dictionary of Finance, Bloomsbury Dictionary of Contemporary Slang, Macmillan Dictionary of Women's Biography, Who's Who in the Twentieth Century (Oxford University Press), Bloomsbury Thematic Dictionary of Quotations, The Oxford Companion to Philosophy, and more.
  • Your Dictionary.Com
    From: yourDictionary.com Inc
    Provides a portal for language and language-related products and services on the web with more than 1800 dictionaries with more than 250 languages.

Foreign Dictionaries:

  • Digita Web Garzanti
    Publisher: Garzanti (Italy)
    Italian dictionary (note: not Italian-English or English-Italian) by the respected Italian publisher. Easy interface, allows lemmatization (you need only type in the beginning or root of a word and the dictionary will search for all applicable terms).

  • German-English/English-German Dictionary From LEO
    From: LEO (Link Everthing Online) Department of Informatics at the Technische Universität München
    Enter search term in English or German. Choose from the options below the search term to determine translation, spelling tolerance and more. Advise reading Usage Hints and FAQ for more direction.

  • Perseus Project Greek Dictionary
    Publisher: Perseus Project, Tufts University
    Dictionary of classical, not modern Greek permits searches in Latin transliteration (using the Roman, not Greek, alphabet) of Greek words and lemmas. Returns English definitions and citations in Perseus texts.

  • Perseus Project Latin Dictionary
    Publisher: Perseus Project, Tufts University
    This dictionary allows you to search for Latin words and lemmas, and returns both the English definition with Latin derivatives and a list of Perseus texts in which the term is found.

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Zip Codes & Country Codes

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