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ACRONYMS & ABBREVIATIONS Acronym Finder Look up 92,600 acronyms/abbreviations 
Abbreviations & Acronyms of the U.S. Government - abbreviations for govt. agencies, programs, & publications, with links to their sites
Wiley Interscience: Scientific & Technical Acronyms, Symbols, & Abbreviations - scientific notations, abbreviations, & acronyms
ALMANACS FastFacts - Almanacs/Factbooks/Statistical Reports & Related Reference Tools
The Old Farmer's Almanac 
BIOGRAPHIES Biographical Dictionary - notable men & women from ancient times to the present day
Character Actors - biographies & photos

Chuck Jones Official Site
Lincoln North : Joseph N. Nathanson Collection of Lincolniana 

Biographies of Famous Chemists
Inventors Online Museum
National Inventors Hall of Fame - searchable by inventor's name or by invention 
Lives, the Biography Resource - guide to biography sites on the Web
Mad Monarchs Series - Short historical biographies of royalty who developed varying forms of extreme behavior in their reigns. 
Nobel Prize Internet Archive
PeopleSpot Biographies - Links to biographies on the Web
The American Presidency - U.S. Presidents, including a short biographical sketch of each man & his achievements in office & links to artifacts & papers related to each 
American Presidents: Life Portraits
Presidents of the United States (POTUS) - From the Internet Public Library
Who2 - Find facts about individuals, with links to associated web sites - also lists of famous people: who have drowned, or been killed by lions, or played James Bond, etc.
CONVERSION FACTS Common Equivalent Weights & Measures
Convert-me.Com - interactive calculators for many common &
exotic measurement systems, including metric, Ancient Greek, Roman, & old Russian
Convert It - A simple metric unit conversion calculator which converts: acceleration; distance; area; length; volume; mass; temperature; pressure; energy; power; & velocity
How Much Is That Worth Today? - compares the purchasing power of money in the United States (or colonies) from 1665 through 2000
Interactive Currency Table - view cross-rate tables of several dozen major currencies in the base currency of your choice
Pacific Exchange Rate Service

Roman Numeral Conversion
Universal Currency Converter
COUNTRY FACTS A+ Country Reports - up-to-date information on population, geography, economy, history, & politics as well as things such as audio clips of national anthems & links to current weather reports
Africana.com - contemporary events & news, culture, & history 
Anthems & Flags of the Nations of the World
AsiaSource - the cultural, economic, social, historical & political dimensions of Asia
Chiefs of State - Includes chiefs of state & cabinet ministers of all governments (excluding the U.S.)
ChinaSite.com - China/Chinese related resources on the Internet
CIA World Factbook - For each of 260 countries: map & flag, geographic, population, government, economic, communication, transportation, military & more
The Columbia Gazetteer of North America - every incorporated place & county in the United States, along with several thousand unincorporated places, special-purpose sites, and physical features, as well as Canada, Mexico & the Caribbean
CountryWatch - If you are on an RCC campus - you will have full access to this site ... If you are not on an RCC campus, your access will be limited
ELDIS Country Profiles - info. on individual countries - social, economic, political & environmental issues
Foreign Government Resources on the Web
Jewish Virtual Library
Library of Congress Country Studies - describing & analyzing political, economic, social, & national security systems & institutions ...
Portals to the World - a guide to Internet resources dealing with the countries & regions of the world
Six Billion and Beyond - info. on countries & their environment, reproductive health, economy, & women's status.  
Tradeport: country data - info. on business travel, demographics, political background, economic trends & economic outlook, marketing U.S. products & services, trade regulations & standards, & the investment climate
World Constitutions  
World Fact Book 2002 - view a map of the country & its flag, as well as read facts on its geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military, & transnational issues including international disputes & illicit drugs. Geographic information provided includes brief descriptions of the country location, coordinates, area, climate, terrain, land use, & more
World Gazeteer - current population figures for cities, towns & places of all countries
WorldSwitch - links with home pages for more than 200 different countries
AllWords.com - find words beginning with, ending with,
or containing, specified letters
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language
A Dictionary of SLANG
KnowPlay? - Includes: Definition Lookup ; Thesaurus Lookup; Rhyming Dictionary; Encyclopedia Lookup; Quotation Lookup; World Atlas Lookup; CIA World Factbook; Fine Artist Search.
Merriam-Webster Dictionary
OED - Oxford English Dictionary
Word Central - by Merriam Webster

Collections of Dictionaries:
Lexicate - online dictionary list
Online Dictionaries, Glossaries & Encyclopedias
YourDictionary.com - Links to over 1500 dictionaries in 230 languages 

English/Non-English Dictionaries:
American-British, British-American Dictionary
Babelfish - translates phrases
Chinese-English Dictionary
Dictionary of Spanish
The Kamusi Project: Internet Living Swahili Dictionary
Yiddish Dictionary 

Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (1894 ed.)
foldoc.org - Free Offline Dictionary of Computing
Glossaries of Internet Technology: C|Net glossary  & Whatis.com
Glossary of Computer Terms
Life Science Dictionary - 8300 terms which deal with biochemistry, biotechnology, botany, cell biology, & genetics
Nonverbal Dictionary of Gestures, Signs & Body Language Cues
A Dictionary of Philosophical Terms and Names
RhymeZone - find rhyming words, & more
WriteExpress Online Rhyming Dictionary
Symbols.com - more than 2,500 Western signs, into groups according to their graphic characteristics. Ranging from Cro-Magnon carvings to hobo signs & subway graffiti
Webopedia - dictionary of technology terms
Whatis.com - dictionary of technology terms
The Words-The Official Graffiti Glossary
YourDictionary.com - links to specialized dictionaries

Roget's Thesaurus
Roget's II: the New Thesaurus
DIRECTORIES @ddress Finder
Associations on the Net
ASAE Gateway to Associations
Electronic Journals, Magazines, Newspapers, etc.
Find People in Government - Find e-mail addresses & phone numbers of people in government, at the local, state or federal level. Also get a list of who represents you
Global Internet Directory - designed to get you where you want to go, quickly & easily, with home pages for 200 countries
InfoSpace.com - find someone by name
The Nation Directory - A searchable directory of annotated links to organizations, agencies, think-tanks, non-profits, political parties, NGOs, & groups
Subject Directory Services
Subject Resource Guides
Switchboard - Provides white pages, yellow pages and email search tools
Yahoo People Search

Zip Codes:
USPS Zip Code Lookup and Address Information
Zip & Area Code Lookup
ZipInfo - enter a zip code & request the county name, time zone, MSA/PMSA code, area code, atitude/longitude, & congressional district
EDUCATION, SCHOOLS & UNIVERSITIES 101 Top College, University and Scholarship Pages
American Association of Community Colleges (AACC)
ASSIST - Articulation System Stimulating Interinstitutional Student Transfer - displays reports of how course credits earned at one California college or university can be applied when transferred to another
Braintrack University Index - Addresses of Universities, Polytechnics, Colleges & other higher educational institutions all over the world
California College Explorer - information about higher education opportunities in California
Guide to CALIFORNIA Colleges and Univerisities
CampusTours - Virtual college tours - provides students with an opportunity to learn about a college prior to a campus visit and the chance to view and perhaps become interested in institutions of which they had previously not been aware. The site also provides campus maps (if available) and a link to the institution's official Web site
Careers & Colleges.com
College & University Home Pages
College Opportunities On-Line - direct link to over 9,000 colleges & universities in the United States
College Profiles - provides brief sketches of thousands of colleges and universities, along with materials on the cost of each school, financial aid opportunities, and campus life
College Rankings from US News & World Report  
EMBARK - find a US community college, technical program, four-year college or university, or graduate school that is right for you
Google University Search - narrow your search to a specific school website
Guide to California Colleges and Univerisities
International Center for Distance Learning
Mapping Your Future - counsels students & families about college, career, & financial aid choices
OPE Campus Security Statistics Website - statistics on crimes at over 6000 postsecondary education institutions in the United States
Peterson's Education Center (college information)
Studyabroad.com - Study Abroad Programs Directory
Tuition and Fees - at more than 3,0000 colleges & universities
World Wide Learn - courses, classes, tutorials, workshops & degree programs offered exclusively online & available to adult learners worldwide

Bilingual Education:
Foreign Language Resource Centers Title VI U.S. Department of Education Grant Projects
Curriculum Aids:
Blue Web 'n

Ed Helper.Com
English Companion.Com
Schools of California Online Resources for Education
Teachers.Net Curriculum Bank
Zoom School
Government Agencies:
Alvord Unified School District
California Department of Education
Corona-Norco Unified School District

Moreno Valley Unified School District

Riverside County Office of Education

U.S. Department of Education

Reading is Fundamental

Reading Online

Academic Performance Index (API)

California-STAR Program

Teacher Education:

California Commission on Teacher Credentialing

ENCYCLOPEDIAS Columbia Encyclopedia
Encyclopedia of Law & Economics - resources on economic & legal issues throughout the world.
Encyclopedia of Psychology - Links to "Original information generated by respected researchers and practitioners in various fields of psychology" in a hierarchical database
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
WhatIs? - technology terms
Xrefer - collection of high-quality reference books, including encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, books of quotations & many other subject specific titles


College-Scholarships.com - contact information for US universities, scholarship offices, standardized test preparation resources including e-mail addresses, phone numbers, & snail mail info.

fastWEB (Financial Aid Search Through the Web)
FreeDollarsforCollege.com - information about the millions of dollars of local college scholarship money available for Riverside area students
Scholarship Resource Network
Scholarships.com - free college scholarship search & financial aid information
SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid
Student Guide 2001-02 - student financial aid from the U.S. Department of Education

IMAGES & GRAPHICS AltaVista Image Search
Ditto - A family-friendly image search engine
Google Image Search - finds images by matching search terms to the captions of image files, to adjacent text, "and dozens of other factors."
Lycos MultiMedia - dedicated to helping you find multimedia files on the web
NEWS SOURCES Best of the Web - brings you the stories as they break
BlackPressUSA.com - news exclusively from African-American journalists & Black community publications
Chicago Tribune
CNN Interactive - current news information. 
ESPN Sportzone - source for very current (up to the minute) sports information, including scores, rankings, statistics, news articles, & schedules of upcoming events
HeadlineSpot - guide to thousands of the best U.S. & international news sources on the Web
L.A. Times Technology 
Newspaper Archives on the Web - online newspapers by state, with access to international papers
Newspapers Online!
Online Newspapers - 1000's of them
Today's Papers - condenses the major stories from five major newspapers into a thousand word summary
Yahoo News
PHONE BOOKS 800 numbers
Internet 800 Directory - Find any 800 number (not just AT&T numbers) by key word search
All Nations Telephone Search Engine
HotBot White Pages - over 100 million US residential listings
National Address and Zip+4 Browser - find complete 9-digit zip codes for addresses in the U.S.
Phone & E-mail
Telephone directories on the Web  
The Ultimate White Pages - many search engines together
WhitePages.com - comprehensive & easy-to-use online directory of residential & business listings : also has area codes, zip codes, reverse look-ups, International calling codes, & an e-mail locator
QUOTATIONS Annabelle's Quotation Guide
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations (1901 Edition)
The Quotations Page
Quoteland.com - Quotations by Topic, Literary Quotations, Humorous Quotations, Random Quotations, How to Identify a
Quote, Discussion Groups ["Who Said It?" & "I Need A Quote!"], a FAQ, & Internet Resources. 
QuoteWorld.org - 14,000 quotations that can be searched by title, author, quote, or exact words
Simpson’s Contemporary Quotations
STYLE GUIDES Guides to citation styles
TIME & MEASUREMENT & HOLIDAYS! Dictionary of Units of Measurement - How Many? includes all the units of the International System of Weights and Measures
Cinco de Mayo 
Earth Calendar - look up holidays by country, religion, & holiday name
How Christmas Works  
Kwanzaa - describes in detail the African roots of the holiday
Religious seasonal days of celebration and holy days - " Included are days for the Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh, Baha'i, and Wiccan religions." Movable feast dates are calculated through 2008.
The History of Valentine's Day 
VIRTUAL REFERENCE SITES AllExperts.com - volunteer experts answer your questions for free
Bartleby.com - search a combined database of more than twenty respected reference works
DeskRef: Sources for Quick Answers
Bloomsbury Research Center - free on-line database of reference books of over 17,000 entries, cross-referenced & indexed
Infomine-Scholarly Internet Resource Collections
Internet Public Library - Reference Service
LibrarySpot - offers gateway to more than 2,500 libraries around the world 
Refdesk.com - extensive, searchable, collection of links "on 3 levels: quick, studied & deep.
Virtual Reference Collection (MIT)
The Virtual Reference Desk
- reference sources available via the Web.
Virtual Reference Shelf : Library of Congress - a brief compilation of web sites that are used regularly by the digital reference team at the Library of Congress
Xrefer - cross-referenced collection of high-quality reference books, including encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, books of quotations & many other subject specific titles