Reference

Almanacs

Acronym Finder Infoplease Almanac
Farmers Almanac Refdesk.com
Fed Stats Statistical Resources
Guinness World Records  

 

Calendars

Earth Calendar  Lists holidays and cultural events around the world by date, country, or religion; also includes a search function.

Daily Globe: World Dates Archive  A listing of world events and holidays by date.

Historic Events and Birth-Dates  Lists births; deaths; holidays; religious events and observances; and major events on this day in history. Related pages allow searching by month and day, or by month and year, to locate equivalent information for other dates.

HyperHistory Online  Timelines for major civilizations; lifelines of important persons from their date of birth to their date of death; and year-by-year listings of important events in science, culture, and politics. Includes maps and links to short encyclopedia-like entries on people, places, movements, and events in history.

Calendars through the Ages   A Variety of Calendars -  "many different calendars have been developed over the millennia to help people organize their lives." A collection of calendars, from ancient to modern.

Jewish Calendar  Includes various tools (Hebrew date converter, etc.)

Islamic Calendar (International)   "The Islamic calendar (or Hijri calendar) is a purely lunar calendar. It contains 12 months that are based on the motion of the moon ... the calendar is based on the Qur'an ..."

Mathematics of the Chinese Calendar   Explains how the date of the Chinese new year is computed.

Sunrise Sunset Calendar - Monthly listings of sunrise, sunset and moon phases. Great for planning ahead your evening activities.

365 Calendar - Handy three year calendar listing holidays, moon phases, and even calculates periods between two dates.

 

Dictionary

Merriam Webster Online RhymeZone
Dictionary.com WordSmyth
MSN Encarta Dictionary Roget's New Thesaurus
OneLook Dictionary Search  

 

Directories

Zipcode lookup Internet 800 Directory
White Pages International Phone Directory
Yellow Book StartSpot Network
Verizon Yellow Pages  

 

Encyclopedias

Encyclopedia Britannica Wikipedia
Encylcopedia.com InfoPlease
How Stuff Works  
RefDesk  
The World Fact Book  

 

General Reference

Bartlett's Familiar Quotations National Geographic's Map Machine
Metric Conversion Virtual Perpetual Calendars
Currency Conversion World Time Server
EveryoneOn TermPaperEdge: Reference & Research
Martindale's Calculators Online Time Zone Converter
Measure for Measure U.S. Census Map Data

 

Language

BBC Languages

Online Reverse Language Dictionary

Pennsylvania German

 

Statistics

U.S. Census Bureau Fact Monster
U.S. Department of Labor iTools Research
U.S. Federal Stats National Archives

 

Time

Official U.S. Time  This public service is cooperatively provided by the two time agencies of United States: a Department of Commerce agency, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and its military counterpart, the U. S. Naval Observatory (USNO).

WorldTimeZone.com Time zone maps with current times, maps of current night and day zones, and additional time related tools.

World Time   A service featuring an interactive world atlas and information on local time as well as sunrise and sunset times in several hundred cities worldwide.

 

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