Guinness World Records – Guinness World Records™ has become a household name and the global leader in collecting, confirming, accrediting and presenting world record data.
Infoplease.com – A vast compendium of statistics and up-to-date facts and figures, on everything you need to know.
Old Farmer’s Almanac – fun & practical information for everyday life including moon calendars, Weather predictions and more.
Video Almanac – Contains a collection of best video since the birth of CNN in 1980.
Cambridge Dictionaries Online – This site offers quick but comprehensive dictionary searches.
Chemistry & Environmental Dictionary – provide definitions for technical terms & acronyms.
Computer user – Dictionary on computing.
Encarta Dictionary – features audio clips and words pronounced.
Engineering Dictionary – Free encyclopedia by Babylon.
Free On-line Dictionary of Computing – FOLDOC is a searchable dictionary of acronyms, jargon, programming languages, tools, architecture, operating systems, networking, theory, conventions, standards, mathematics, telecoms, electronics, institutions, companies, projects, products, and history related to computing.
Medical Dictionary – Contains spellings and definitions of medical words.
Miriam Webster Dictionary – online English dictionary and thesaurus.
Textile Dictionary – Textile dictionary is subdivided into: Cotton fibres, Standard Worsted and Wool Fibres, Standard Silk and Silk Imitation Fibres, Specialty Fibres, Plant Fibres, Manmade Fibres and Miscellaneous Fibres.
The Free dictionary – Free online dictionary search, offering English, medical, legal, and computer dictionaries as well as a thesaurus, encyclopedia, and literature reference library.
Webopedia – Dictionary on computing.
Techencyclopedia – definitions of computer & technology terms and concepts.
Agenda Asia : Asian Studies Conferences, Workshops – Asia Agenda is a database of Asian Studies conferences, seminars and workshops worldwide. Conference information is arranged into four regions (as topics): Central, East, South, and Southeast Asia. Provides title, sponsors, dates, schedule, and abstracts when available, contacts, and link to the conference website. Lists conferences up to 18 months in advance.
Asian Governments on the WWW – A comprehensive directory offering access to the web sites of Asian governmental institutions: parliaments, ministries, offices, law courts, embassies, city councils, public broadcasting corporations, central banks, multi-governmental institutions and political parties.
Asian Studies WWW Virtual Library – The Asian studies WWW virtual library is a global collaborative project which provides access in bibliographic and in hypertext terms to networked scholarly documents, resources and information systems concerned with or relevant to Asian studies. It provides an authoritative, continuously updated hypertext guide and access tool to scholarly information resources on the Internet. It deals with the Asian continent as a whole, as well as with individual Asian regions, countries, and territories, and includes the Asian studies WWW monitor, daily announcements of new Asian focus online resources, an e-lists register and an e-journals register.
Ethnologue : Languages of the World – The most comprehensive available reference source of world languages. Languages are listed alphabetically by primary name under the country of the main population. Information includes alternate names, dialects, number of speakers, multilingualism, and other demographic and sociolinguistic information, if known. Electronic version of the print title Ethnologue (14th ed.), including the country index with maps, language names index, language codes and language families index.
Index Herbariorium – Index Herbariorum, a joint project of the International Association for Plant Taxonomy (IAPT) and The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG), is a detailed directory of 3000+ public herbaria of the world and the 8800+ staff members associated with them. Available for searching are: INDEX HERBARIORUM and PLANT SPECIALISTS INDEX. Continuously updated information for 2111 herbaria (71%) in 140 countries (86%) listed in INDEX HERBARIORUM, edition 8, and its supplements (published in TAXON) is available for searching by institution, city, state, acronym, staff member,correspondent, and research specialty.
Libraries of Asia Pacific : LAP – A website offering a single access point for retrieval of information about the functions, services and collections of libraries in Asia and the Pacific region. The “Directory of libraries of Asia Pacific” is the major section of the site and gives web presence to all the Conference of Directors of National Libraries of Asia and Oceania member libraries in the Asia Pacific region. Each library page includes information about the functions, services, collections and legislation of that library, and links to the library’s own website if it has one.
Rulers – This site contains lists of heads of state and heads of government (and, in certain cases, de facto leaders not occupying either of those formal positions) of all countries and territories, going back to about 1700 in most cases. Also included are the subdivisions of various countries, recent foreign ministers of all countries, and a selection of international organizations, religious leaders and a chronicle of relevant events since 1996.
Smithsonian Institution – Features the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. Discusses the Smithsonian museums and organizations, including the National Air Space Museum, the National Museum of American History, the Freer Gallery of Art, the National Museum of African Art, and the National Museum of American Art. Contains the history and a map of the Smithsonian. Highlights activities, exhibitions, and becoming a member of various Smithsonian organizations. Posts contact information via mailing address and telephone number.
Bartlett’s Familiar quotations – A collection of passages, phrases, and proverbs traced to their sources in ancient and modern literature.
Canadian Heritage Information Network – The Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN) site provides the heritage community with access to professional resources, with a particular focus on skills for creating, presenting and managing digital content. Products and services include online courses on image digitization and automated collections management systems; information about professional events and career opportunities; research and reference tools; a national inventory of nearly 4 million museum objects; intellectual property publications; bibliographies and data dictionaries. Develops standards for museum documentation.
Encyclobeamia – Encyclopedia in Engineering.
Encyclopaedia Britannica – A more powerful and comprehensive general information resource, Encyclopædia Britannica contains articles covering the historic and political, the literary and cultural, and the scientific and technological scope of mankind`s knowledge.
Encyclopedia.com – provides more than 17,000 short articles from the concise Columbia Electronic encyclopedia.
Encyclodedia Smithsonian – The topics to search are listed alphabetically. Click on the topic to find information.
Internet Encyclopedia – encyclopedia composed of information available on the Internet.
Medical Encyclopedia – The National Library of Medicine’s adam.com Encyclopedia contains articles and medical images organized in eight topical sections: Diseases, injury, nutrition, poison, special, surgery, symptoms, and tests. Users can browse the encyclopedia entries alphabetically within each of the eight areas. Entries contain cross-references to related entries.
Reference.com – Free online encyclopedia and reference. Quickly research famous people, places, topics, and events from trusted sources.
INDEXES AND ABSTRACTS
Find GAO Reports – Index to abstracts of GAO reports and testimony from January 1, 1975 to the present, with links to available electronic reports. These reports contain the findings, audits, surveys, investigations, and evaluations of federal programs done at the request of congressional committees or members, or to fulfill GAO specifically mandated or basic legislative requirements.
LANIC (Latin American Information Network) – Provides economic, cultural, governmental and other information about Latin American countries.
Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography – Presents searchable database of selected articles, books, electronic documents, and other sources on scholarly electronic publishing efforts on the Internet and other networks. Links are provided to sources available via the Internet.
Southeast Asian Archaeology Scholarly Website – A website for the dissemination of scholarship on the archaeology and anthropology of Southeast Asia. The project begins with a web-based bibliography. Expansion of the scholarly site is planned with the posting of archaeological, biological and cultural databases as well as data recording forms. The next database to be added to the website will contain data recorded from human remains excavated from Ban Chiang.
Southeast Asian Serials Index – The Southeast Asian Serials Database provides access to information on Southeast Asia through the indexing of major academic and current affairs journals published in a range of countries including Indonesia, Malaysia, Japan, Australia, and the Netherlands.
Infoplease Atlas – Click on an area of the map that you would like to see. There are also links to country profiles, flags, statistics, and more.
World Atlas – World Atlas is an educational resource for world maps, atlases, and in-depth geography information.
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