Provides facts, statistics and information on current and historic world events. Special features include "This Day in History", historical timelines and an array of standard reference sources, including an encyclopedia.
Old Farmer's Almanac
Long-range weather forecasts; sunrise and sunset times; moon phases, eclipses and other astronomical events; frost dates; best planting dates; helpful tips for home, health and garden; and more.
See also Oxford English Dictionary Online.
Definitions of acronyms and abbreviations.
Simultaneously searches and returns results from multiple dictionaries. Results include thesaurus terms. Also provides medical, legal and financial dictionary searching.
See also Scholarships.
Assistance Listings (Formerly Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance)
Information on federal grant, loan and other assistance programs available to state and local governments; domestic public, quasi-public, and private profit and nonprofit organizations and institutions; specialized groups; and individuals. Provided by beta.SAM.gov.
All federal agencies are required to post grant opportunities online. Grants.gov enables you to find and apply for federal grants.
See also Exchange Rates (tab), Maps and Place Names, Newspapers, Statistics, Telephone Directories, Jobs and Study Abroad (under the Choosing a College tab). For additional information, see Europa World database and the "Nation and World" publications in Gale Virtual Reference Library database.
Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Foreign Governments
A list of world leaders organized by country name. A CIA publication.
CIA World Factbook
Country profiles, statistics, rankings, flags, maps, a list of international organizations with acronyms and other data.
Embassies and Consulates
Locate the addresses, websites and contact information for embassies and consulates worldwide. Provided by Embassy WorldWide.
Holidays and observances around the world.
Worldwide travel information and advisories from the U.S. Department of State.
Find out the current local time in countries and cities around the world.
Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection
This University of Texas website makes accessible thousands of modern and historical maps from their collections. Genealogists will appreciate the many city maps (search the links located under Historical).
International Geographic Names Database
For international geographic place and feature names, you can find location and geographic coordinates, or link to the feature on MapQuest or Google maps. Provided by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.
United States Geographic Names Database
For U.S. geographic place and feature names, search by or for location, longitude, latitude, elevation and more. Provided by the U.S. Geological Survey's Geographic Names Information System.
See also Serials Directory database; current and historical issues of selected newspapers, magazines and journals in the library's Online Resources collection; or check the library's Journal Locator to see if we provide online access to a specific title.
Chronicling America -- Historic American Newspapers
Search digitized copies of American newspapers from 1789-1963, or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published from 1690 to the present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress.
Directory of Open Access Journals
DOAJ is a community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.
Today's Front Pages
Each day, the Newseum highlights the front pages of more than 2,000 newspapers worldwide.
United States Newspapers
Links to U.S. newspapers organized by state. Provided by 50States.com.
World Newspapers and Magazines
Links to newspapers and magazines by country. Provided by Worldpress.org.
Use statistics compiled from various sources to generate graphs that compare countries, or view international statistics on a variety of subjects.
Statistical Sites on the World Wide Web
List of United States and international statistics sources. Compiled by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
U.S. Data and Statistics
Links to sources of demographics and statistics from federal and state government sources. Provided by USA.gov.
Purdue Online Writers Lab
Purdue University offers this set of guidelines on various aspects of writing, including Common Writing Assignments; Research & Citation; Punctuation; Grammar; the Writing Process; Business Writing and Job Search Writing.
Handbooks on writing tips and grammar, links to citation style resources and a selection of ESL resources provided by the Writers' Workshop at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
See also AtoZdatabases, for residential and business directory information.
International Calling Codes
Select the country you are calling from and to, and any calling codes you need will display.
People and Business Finders
Infobel International Telephone Directories
Search telephone directories for nearly 200 countries. Available in multiple languages.
Verizon Phone Books Online
DexPages.com provides digital images of Verizon business and residential (yellow & white) page listings for Virginia, Maryland, Washington, DC and most other states. For local directories, click on a state then select a location.
Zip Code Lookup
Input an address and the proper ZIP+4 Code is returned, search for a ZIP Code using city and state, or find a location by its ZIP Code. Provided by the United States Postal Service.