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Acronym Finder     -  Over quarter million acronyms and abbreviations and their definitions.

Acronym Finder     -  "Acronym Finder: the web's largest searchable dictionary of acronyms and abbreviations -- over 335,000 definitions in the database! Covers: common acronyms, computers, science, technology, government, telecommunications, & military acronyms."

American Heritage Book of English Usage     -  "With a detailed look at grammar, style, diction, word formation, gender, social groups and scientific forms, this valuable reference work is ideal for students, writers, academicians and anybody concerned about proper writing style."

American Sign Language Browser     -  By Michigan State University. Visuals and descriptive text to communicate in ASL.

Bartleby.com     -  "The preeminent Internet publisher of literature, reference and verse providing students, researchers and the intellectually curious with unlimited access to books and information on the web, free of charge"

Bartlett's Familiar Quotations     -  "This tenth edition of 1919 contains over 11,000 searchable quotations and was the first new edition of John Bartlett’s corpus to be published after his death in 1905—the new editor, however, choosing more to supplement than revise the work of the first name in quotations."0

Biography.com     -  Find over 25,000 lives, past and present.

Elements of Style     -  By William Strunk, Jr. "Asserting that one must first know the rules to break them, this classic reference book is a must-have for any student and conscientious writer. Intended for use in which the practice of composition is combined with the study of literature, it gives in brief space the principal requirements of plain English style and concentrates attention on the rules of usage and principles of composition most commonly violated."

Encarta     -  MSN's online information site for learning and reference.

Fact Monster     -  For kids! Online almanac, dictionary, encyclopedia, and homework help.

Gray's Anatomy     -  "The Bartleby.com edition of Gray’s Anatomy of the Human Body features 1,247 vibrant engravings—many in color—from the classic 1918 publication, as well as a subject index with 13,000 entries ranging from the Antrum of Highmore to the Zonule of Zinn."

InfoMine     -  "Scholarly Internet resource collections. INFOMINE is a unique Web resource featuring well organized access to important university level research and educational tools on the Internet. A virtual library, INFOMINE is notable for its collection of annotated and indexed links. Information in INFOMINE is easy to find given the multiplicity of access points provided (ways of finding the information contained). Through 2000, INFOMINE received, on average, over 1 million accesses per month." From UC, Riverside.

Infoplease.com     -  "All the knowledge you need." Almanac, biographies, dictionary and encyclopedia.

iTools     -  Search tools and forms including language, research, financial, maps and Internet.

King James Bible     -  "The culmination of English translations of the Bible, the Bartleby.com publication of the American Bible Society’s King James Version features full-text searchability, content-based tables of contents and a quick verse finder."

LibrarySpot.com     -  Online encyclopedias, maps, libraries, quotations, dictionaries, ...

Martindale's 'The Reference Desk'     -  Reference links to all over the Internet.

Martindale's 'The Reference Desk'
MegaConverter 2     -  "This is an all new version of your favorite educational and research site, giving you a new, easier to use interface, with more converters, more features and quicker access."

Merriam-Webster Dictionary and Thesaurus     -  The online version of this classic.

Pictorial Periodic Table     -  Online table of chemical elements.

TimeTicker     -  A fantastic time tool. Click on a time zone and find the time and date.

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