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Annual Reports Library - Company annual reports.

Babynamer - Looking for a name for that new baby, or want to know what your name means? This site contains the origin and meaning of 18,000 first names; also contains popularity ratings, noted namesakes and over 2,000 name lists (for example sports figures, leaders, literature, etc.). - Searchable encyclopedias, gazetteers, World Factbook, dictionaries, Roget's Thesaurus, quotations, the King James Bible, English usage texts, Gray's Anatomy, mythology and fables, more.

Bartlett's Familiar Quotations - Online version of the 1901 edition of Bartlett's Familiar Quotations. Browse by author or search by keyword.

Consumer Information Center - Online version of the Consumer Information Catalog from Pueblo, Colorado. Full-text also included for many of the publications offered. - Grammar and language usage, Roget's Thesaurus, translator, word of the day, writing resources.

Dictionary of Spanish and English - English/Spanish - Spanish/English dictionary, some entries with audio pronunciations.

Encyclopedia Smithsonian - Articles on Art and Design, History and Culture, and Science and Technology.

How Stuff Works - Find out how stuff works in categories such as Automotive, Body & Health, Computers, Engines, Home, Internet, Money, Science & Tech, more.

Information Please - Cyber-ready reference library from Information Please Almanac, A&E Information Please Entertainment, ESPN Information Please Sports Almanac, Information Please Kids' Almanac, Information Please Girls' Almanac, Columbia Encyclopedia, Random House College Dictionary.

LibrarySpot - Libraries, reference tools (dictionaries, encyclopedias, maps, etc.), must-see web sites; special collections and features.

Morse Code and Phonetic Alphabets - Table showing the morse code and various phonetics for the alphabet.

Netdictionary - Searchable dictionary of technical, cultural, and humorous terms related to the Internet.

Old Farmer's Almanac - Updated daily to reflect the current day.

Online Computing Dictionary - Searchable dictionary of computing terminology.

RhymeZone - Rhyming dictionary and thesaurus. Find definitions, synonyms, antonyms, related words, similar sounding words, homophones, similar spellings, quotations. - Antonyms, translator, word of the day, writing resources.

This Day in History - Daily happenings in history.

TIGER Mapping Service - Generates U.S. maps based on a given location.

U.S. Census Gazetteer - Type a city or town and display the state, area code, zip code and longitude/latitude; links to Tiger Mapping Service to produce a map of the area.

USGS/GNIS Database of Locations - Almost 2 million features -- each feature is identified by its federally recognized name, its location (state, county, latitude/longitude), its type (church, cemetery, populated place, lake, park, etc.), its elevation, estimated population, and a list of USGS topographic maps that contain it.

Visual Dictionary Online - More than 6,000 images to see words like never before.

World Book Web 

Yahoo! Maps - Type a city (or an address), get a map. Also gives driving directions to that location.

Your Dictionary - Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary & Thesaurus, misspelled and mispronounced words, word of the day, language dictionaries, links to specialty dictionaries.

ZIP Code Lookup - Type an address and get the ZIP+4 code; type a town/city and get the zip code; type a zip code and get the city/town.

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