TRUMAN STATE UNIVERSITY Pickler Memorial Library Truman State University

General Reference Web Links

Almanacs  |  Calculation/Conversion  |   Consumer Information  |   Dictionaries 
 Directories  |   Elections & Voting  |   Legal Resources  |  
Shipping/Postal Rates/Guides  |  Mega Reference Sites  A-Z List

Free Databases for Magazine/Journal Articles
 

Almanacs

Information Please --- Almanac, dictionary, encyclopedia, etc.
World Factbook --- Published by the CIA

Calculation / Conversion Resources

Convert-It.com Conversion & Calculation Center
Convert-me.com: Interactive Units Converter
Homefair.com --- Salary calculator.  Compare the cost of living in hundreds of U.S. and international cities.
The Inflation Calculator --- Enter a dollar amount to compare its value during any two years between 1800 and 2005.
OANDA --- Currency converter
megaConverter --- A set of weights, measures and units conversion/calculation modules
Timezone Converter

Consumer Information

Better Business Bureau
Consumer.gov
Consumer World
FDA Information for Consumers
Publications.USA.gov
Healthfinder --- Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
National Consumer Law Center, Inc.
National Do Not Call Registry  ---  Sponsored by the Federal Trade Commission
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Dictionaries

Hypertext Webster Gateway
OneLook Dictionaries
Wordsmyth: The Educational Dictionary-Thesaurus
yourDictionary.com 

 

Directories

AnyWho Directories by AT&T Labs --- People, businesses, reverse lookups, toll free directory
Bigfoot --- Find people, search yellow pages
EmbassyWorld.com
---Directory and search engine of the world's embassies and consulates
Internet Yellow Pages
Scholarly Societies Project --- Information about scholarly societies across the world
SuperPages.com          
Switchboard
--- People and businesses
WhitePages.com

Elections and Voting

Project Vote Smart -- -comprehensive voting information, including biographies of candidates, elected officials, and their voting records
The Center for Voting and Democracy
Federal Election Commission
Open Secrets: The Online Source for Money in Politics Data --- by The Center for Responsive Politics, focusing on Congressional campaign contributions.
Voter Information Service

Legal Resources

Avalon Project (Yale University Law School) --- Documents in law, history, and diplomacy, 18th - 21st centuries.
Legal Information Institute (Cornell University Law School) --- Constitutions, laws, court opinions, etc., both federal and state.
Thomas --- Legislative information for the public from the Library of Congress

Mega Reference Sites

Refdesk.com
Internet Public Library
libraryspot.com

Shipping and Postal Rates/Codes

Federal Express
United States Postal Service
UPS Service
Yahoo! Reference - Postal Information
ZIP Code Lookup and Address Information

A-Z List

AnyWho Directories by AT&T Labs
Better Business Bureau
BigBook
Bigfoot
The Center for Voting and Democracy
Consumer.gov
Consumer World
Convert-It.com Conversion & Calucation Center
Convert-me.com: Interactive Units Converter
EmbassyWorld.com
Federal Election Commission
Federal Express
Healthfinder
Homefair.com
Hypertext Webster Gateway
The Inflation Calculator
Information Please Almanacs
International Phonebook Directories

Internet Public Library
Internet Yellow Pages
Legal Information Institute
Internet Public Library
libraryspot.com
megaConverter
National Consumer Law Center, Inc
National Do Not Call Registry
OANDA
OneLook Dictionaries
OpenSecrets.org
Project Vote Smart
Scholarly Societies Project
Switchboard
Thomas
Timezone Converter
United States Postal Service
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
UPS Service
WhitePages.com
Wordsmyth
World Factbook
The WWW Acronym and Abbreviation Server
Yahoo! Reference - Postal Information
yourDictionary.com
ZIP Code Lookup and Address Information

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