This page lists some online resources that can be used to find information quickly. Click on a category to see what is available.
Indexes that contain both standard reference resources such as dictionaries and thesaurus as well as less common references.
A collection of search engines associated with dictionaries, package shipping trackers, etc. There is also a language identifier, a pronouncing dictionary, translators, and other resources.
VIRTUAL REFERENCE DESK
This site contains access to various government documents, information technology sources, dictionaries such as the Oxford English Dictionary, Webster's and some unusual dictionaries.
INTERNET PUBLIC LIBRARY REFERENCE READY REFERENCE (RRR)
A collection of general reference aids such as almanacs, biographies, census data, instructions on citing electronic resources, etc.
A good source for dictionaries and language guides including Strunk and White's Elements of Style and Bartlett's quotations.
For more detailed information, try an on-line encyclopedia.
FREE INTERNET ENCYCLOPEDIA
A collection of both macroreferences and microreferences which are indexed alphabetically.
KNOWLEDGE ADVENTURE REFERENCE LIBRARY
A good resource for children in the range of kindergarten to middle-school. There is an encyclopedia search engine and a photo album section (subjects such as dinosaurs, sea life, space). The site also accesses interactive learning games and field trip links.
MAP-RELATED WEB SITES
An index of cartographic references (gazetters, distance calculators, tide tables, etc), city maps, country maps, historical maps, weather maps, etc.
LANDFORM ATLAS OF THE UNITED STATES
This site has topographical maps of the continental U.S. and individual states. There are links to other map sites.
Atlas information is available by continent.
ROGET'S INTERNET THESAURUS
To use, place a term in the inquiry box and select Now. Clicking on returned words for a complete definition.
WORDNET: A LEXICAL DATABASE FOR ENGLISH
This site has English translating dictionaries, a biotechnology dictionary,The Dictionary of Scientific Quotations, the INFOMEDICAL dictionary, etc.
A collection of 49 dictionaries including science, medicine and computers. Pick a subject area and pull down a list of dictionaries. A list of links to other dictionaries is included.
Uses a simple search engine that returns complete meanings and usages of and English word.
To use this resource select one of the interfaces and enter a word or phrase in English. WordNet will return synonyms, defininitions, senses of use and coordinate terms.
JOB SEEKERS RESOURCE COLLECTION
The Internet's vast information sources and the ease with which such resources can be updated make the Internet an invaluable tool for job searching. Through the Internet, job hunters can access job listings, recruiting sites, information about companies, resume writing information and resume services. The follow is a list of some resources to help in your job search.
Resource Guides for Job Information
The Riley Guide
A site that pioneered the use of the Internet for job searching on the Internet. This site was originally labeled "Employment Opportunities and Job Resources on the Internet." This is a good starting point for electronic job searching.
The lists links hundreds of resources for the job hunter to use in searching the internet.
RECRUITING SITES AND JOB LISTINGS
America's Job Bank
A site sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor and state employment service agencies. It includes a national job bank and links to individual state job banks.
Online Career Center
Contains job listings, resume information , etc.
The Monster Board
Recruiting sites which include job listings, resume databases, employer information, etc.
A site developed by several large newspapers which includes a database constructed from the employment classifieds of the two most recent Sunday newspaper editions.
A site which provides access to job listings that have been posted at college career centers.
RESUME POSTING AND INFORMATION SERVICES
The Resume Doctor
A site that provides information on resume writing and places to post your resume electronically. Limited guidance can be obtained via e-mail on your resume.
Resumix: Creating Your Resume
A guide to writing a good resume. It also guides you in preparing resumes for display on the Internet.
RESOURCE GUIDES FOR COMPANY AND LOCAL INFORMATION
State and Local Government on the Net
A searchable list of links to official state an local government information services on the Internet.
The Commercial Sites Index
A searchable index of company and organization pages. This is good for research into particular companies or organizations.
An online version of the Hoover's business directory. This site includes links to more than 500 employers that have web recruiting pages. Some services require registration and fees.
Thomas Register of American Manufacturers
An online version of the Thomas Register. Some services require registration and fees.
Online versions of the print directories of two of the best known directories of business information.
TECHNICAL WRITING RESOURCES
Technical Communication Resources
Purdue On-Line Writing Lab
Grammer, Punctuation and Capitalization. NASA Handbook for Technical Writers and Editors.
Writing Workbook for Engineering and Science Students
Guide to Environmental Writing. A reference for improving writing and editing skills.
Referencing and Copyright Issues
Citation Guides for Electronic Documents
The Copyright Website
NCSA Beginner's Guide to HTML. A primer for producing documents fin HTNL for publishing on the WWW.
Composing Good HTML
Web Style Manual. Offers guidelines for webpage design
HTML Goodies. HTML Tutorials, Primers, Images, and Java Goodies
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