Online Reference Collection
Abbreviations & Acronyms
- Journal Abbreviation Sources Access to full titles of journal abbreviations. Subject areas include agriculture, biosciences, business and economics, chemistry, computer science, engineering, history, mathematics, etc.
- Acronym Finder Defines abbreviations such as acronyms--words formed from each of the first letters of a descriptive phrase, such as NATO and IBM.
- WWW Acronym & Abbreviation Server Searches acronyms and words used in acronyms.
- Information Please Contains definitions, maps, quick facts, and statistics. Includes information from Time Almanac and Columbia Encyclopedia.
- Old Farmer's Almanac Has long-range regional weather forecasts, recipes, and gardening tips.
- Cool Quiz Trivia (including 'Today in History')
- Any Day in History Search by month and day for worldwide historic dates and events. Includes birthdates, deaths, reported MIAs in Vietnam, events, holidays, religious observances, religious history facts.
- 50 States of the US: Capital Cities & Information Links
Associations & Organizations
Awards & Prizes
- The Nobel Prize
- The Pulitzer Prizes
- Literary Prizes & Awards
- Academy Awards
- Golden Globes
- Primetime Emmys & Daytime, News, Documentary and Sports Emmys
- Tony Awards (search by name, year, award, etc.
Books & Periodicals
- AddAll Book Search & Price Comparisons
- Bookfinder (new and used)
- Alibris (out of print).
- Online Books Page
- HNet Reviews in the Humanities & Social Sciences
- New York Times Book Reviews
- Amazon Books
- Barnes and Noble Booksellers
- Library of Congress Classification System
- U.S. Economy at a Glance
- Fortune 500
- NAICS & SIC Codes
- Stock Quotes
- Yahoo Finance
- Google Finance
- Hoovers Online
- Edgar Online
- Annual Report Service
- 10K Wizard
- Thomas Register of American Manufacturers
- What is a Dollar Worth?
- Calculators On-Line Center
- Kiplinger's Investment Calculators
- Bankrate.com Financial Calculators
- Currency Converter
Calendars & Clocks
Colleges & Universities
- College and University Rankings
- Peterson's Guide to Colleges
- Community Colleges
- IPEDS College Opportunities Online
- FinAid: The Financial Aid Information Page
- Study Abroad Programs
- Consumer Information - Federal Trade Commission
- Consumer Search
Pulls product reviews from multiple locations for comparison.
- Consumer World
- Better Business Bureau
- US Consumer Product Safety Commission
Dictionaries & Thesauri
English Language Dictionaries
- Oxford English Dictionary
Login required, limited to WTAMU students, faculty and staff.
- Webster's New World Dictionary, via YourDictionary.com
Published by John Wiley & Sons, Webster's New World Dictionary is the official desk dictionary of the Associate Press and the New York Times.
- Merriam-Webster Online
The direct descendant of Noah Webster's original.
- American Heritage Dictionary
Other Dictionary Tools
- YourDictionary.com A portal to a wide-ranging list of specialized dictionaries and lexical resources.
- OneLook Dictionaries searches many dictionaries at once and then provides links to the definitions on each.
- Financial dictionary Provides definitions of common financial terms.
- Internet Dictionary Project provides translations from one language to another. Note the warnings there.
- Glossary of Literary Terms
- Word & Phrase Origins
- Symbols.com: Encyclopedia of Western Signs & Ideograms
- Crossword Solver (sorta)
- ASL (American Sign Language) Browser
- Social Science Dictionary
- NOLO's Legal Dictionary
- Medical Dictionary
- Merck Veterinary Manual
- AT&T AnyWho Info (includes toll free, reverse telephone lookup)
- SearchBug.com--PeopleFinder (includes reverse telephone and address lookup)
- Infobel World Telephone Directories (includes international directories)
- National Tollfree Directory
Ad-heavy, but contains articles from Columbia Encyclopedia and other reliable sources.
- Online Dictionaries, Glossaries & Encyclopedias
This contains links to a vast number of useful reference tools. Unfortunately, it hasn't been updated in about 4 years, and many of those links are no longer valid. Many still are, though, so it might be worth a look.
- LibrarySpot Encyclopedias
Health & Medicine
- Mayo Clinic Drug Information
- Merck Manual Home Edition
- Nutrient Database
- MedlinePlus Health Information
- AMA Doctor Finder
- American Memory project from the Library of Congress
- National Archives and their Online Exhibits
- A Chronology of US Historical Documents
- Making of America (19th century)
- Historical Atlas of the 20th Century
- HyperHistory Online
- Encyclopedia Mythica
- Internet Modern History Sourcebook, Internet Medieval Sourcebook, and
Internet Ancient History Sourcebook
- Internet Law Library
- Legal Information Institute
- LexisNexis Communities (WTAMU students/faculty/staff can use the LexisNexis Academic databases.
- WashLaw Web
- ABA Network Lawyer Locator (Martindale-Hubbell)
News & Entertainment
- News Archives on the Web
- Internet Movie Database
- Internet Broadway Database
- All Music Guide
- Ultimate Band List
- CIA World Fact Book
- LC Country Studies
- Background Notes (State Dept.)
- InfoNation (UN)
- Electronic Embassy Web
- Lonely Planet
Politics & Government
- U.S. Senate
- Thomas: Legislative Information on the Internet
- POTUS: Presidents of the United States
- Project Vote Smart
- Votes Database (U.S. Congress)
- State and Local Government on the Net
- Texas Legislature Online
- Texas League of Women Voters
- Bartleby's Quotation Sites
- Bartlett's Familiar Quotations
- Simpson's Contemporary Quotations
- Quotations Page
- How Stuff Works
- How Things Work
- Web Elements Periodic Table
- ConvertAuto.com, ConvertIt.com Conversion & Calculation Center, Convert It
- World of Science
- Tech Encyclopedia
- American FactFinder
Census data, allows building custom reports.
Searchable access to statistics from Federal agencies.
- Statistical Abstract of the U.S.
Data on demographics, industry, environment, transportation, etc.
- Statistical Resources on the Web (University of Michigan)
Links to online data sources.
- GeoHive: Global Statistics
- World Gazetteer
- Niles Online
Defines and explains basic statistical terms
Style & Writing Guides
- OWL's Documenting Sources (Purdue University)
- Writer's Handbook: Documentation Styles (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
- Sources & Citations at Dartmouth College
- Citing Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism (Duke University)
- Cite Sources (UT Austin Libraries)
- Lynch's Guide to Grammar and Style (Rutger's English professor)
- Guide to Grammar & Writing (Capital Community College)
- Research and Documentation Online (Diana Hacker)
- Handbook of Texas
- Texas Almanac
- About Texas
- Texas Legislature Online
- Texas Education Agency
- Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
- Texas Road Conditions
- Texas Landmarks and Legacies
- Texas Trails
- The Weather Channel
- Weather Underground (for Amarillo)
- Amarillo Weather from KVII ABC 7
- Amarillo/Panhandle Weather from Myhighplains.com
- Houston Freeway Cameras
- Dallas/Fort Worth Area Traffic Conditions
Other Reference Sites
- iPL2: Merger of Internet Public Library and Librarians' Index to the Internet
- Research Tools from the Library of Congress
- Infomine: Scholarly Internet Resource Collection (Univ. California Riverside)
- Internet Scout Report
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