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Almanacs & Quick Information

The 50 States of the United States: Capital Cities and Information Links
This site lists everything you could possibly want to know about the fifty states with thousands of pertinent links.

Farmer's Almanac  
All of the information in the famous print version.

Flags of the World   
Full of images, allows you to search in multiple ways.

Information Please               
Includes the Information Please Almanac, the Entertainment Almanac, the Sports Almanac, the Columbia Encyclopedia, and the Random House College Dictionary.

Nation Master         
Massive collection of data from a variety of reliable sources allowing users to compare statistical information on countries.

Wolfram|Alpha        
A computational knowledge engine using its own internal knowledge base instead of searching the web and returning links. Excellent for mathematical and scientific questions.

World Factbook         
A yearly publication of the Central Intelligence Agency, this reference work is great for basic statistical data on all of the world’s countries.

Calendars

Calendar Zone   
Links to many celestial, holiday, cultural, geographic, interactive and religious calendars.

Earth Calendar           
Holidays around the world searchable by date, country and religion.

Perpetual Calendar  
Find out the day for any year and month.  Links to site where complete perpetual calendar is printable.

Converters

Currency Converter 
Updated every day at 8:00pm EST, this currency converter contains the exchange rates for 164 different currencies beginning on January 1, 1990.

Measurement Converter     
Weight, Capacity and Volume, Length, Area, Speed Pressure, Temperature, Circular Measure, and Time.

The Time Now                       
Provides a Time Zone Converter to find the corresponding local time in the location of your choice.

Dictionaries

Abbreviations                                   
Search for acronyms and abbreviations individually or by category, that include Computing, Medical, Business, Governmental and International subjects.

Acronym Finder                    
More than 480,000 entries covering acronyms, abbreviations and initialisms including Business & Finance, Military & Government and Science & Medicine.

Forvo: All the words in the world. Pronounced    
Audio playback clips of word pronunciations by native speakers in over 280 languages.

LOGOS Dictionary                 
Millions of words in this multilingual on-line dictionary.

Merrian Webster Dictionary                       
Dictionary with extensive information on each word.

NetLingo: The Internet Language Dictionary      
Find out what all those online terms and trendy new tech words mean.

Rhyming Dictionary 
Includes both a thesaurus and dictionary.  Enter your word and it will list rhyming ones.

Translating Dictionaries - TravLang  
Translates your words only from English to German, Dutch, French, Spanish, Italian, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Hungarian, Czech, Afrikaans, Latin, or Esperanto, Swedish, Norwegian, Frisian, Polish, and Turkish as well as from each of these languages to the others.

Webopedia
An online tech dictionary for students, teachers and IT professionals.

Your Dictionary.Com            
Internet directory of dictionaries with more than 800 dictionaries in over 160 different languages. Contains synonyms, sentence examples, quotes, and biographies.

Encyclopedias

Encyclopedia.com                
Features more than 100 sources, including encyclopedias, dictionaries and thesauruses with facts, definitions, biographies, synonyms, pronunciation keys, word origins, and abbreviations.

Wikipedia                  
A free content online encyclopedia where anyone can post and edit an article on any subject, therefore the information is not guaranteed to be accurate.