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Background Notes
These publications of the U.S. Department of State include facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of many countries.

Bing Translator
Translate phrases or entire webpages.

Chamber of Commerce Directory
Visit local Chamber of Commerce websites for the best source of information on visiting or relocating to a specific U.S. city.

Citation Machine
Helps students and professional researchers to properly credit the information that used.
 
Dictionary.com
You will find dictionaries (English, Spanish, German, French, and others), a language translator and other language resources.

EconData.net
Guide to regional economic data on the web; comprehensive first stop for anyone searching for public and private data sources. Try "Quick Links" for a condensed, quick-loading page showing what data sources are available across the categories. Look here for best places to live, CPI information, college rankings, and much more.

50states.com
Almanac-type facts on the states with links to additional information.

Inflation Calculator
What did a dollar buy when your grandpa was a boy?

Infoplease
Easy to search by categories or keyword; includes almanac information on people, places and events, as well as an atlas, encyclopedia and dictionary.

Interactive Units Converter
Find interactive calculators for many measurement systems, both commonly used like metric and U.S. Avoirdupois and quite exotic like Ancient Greek and Roman.

Internet Public Library 2
Originally created and maintained by the U of M School of Information, this site of best resources is now a collaborative effort with the Librarians’ Internet Index.


Michigan eLibrary

Arranged by category but also accessible by keyword search, you will find thousands of internet resources which have been selected by librarians who are experts in their fields. You can click on the "Reference Desk" link or browse the site.

Old Farmer's Almanac
Weather forecasts for 16 regions of the United States, planting tables, zodiac secrets, tides, holidays, eclipses, and more.

Roget's II: The New Thesaurus
Find thousands of synonyms easily searchable by index or category.

Sources
A website created at Concordia University with links to valuable information about citing sources for research papers, with extensive examples in the MLA, and APA styles.

U.S. Census Bureau
State and County QuickFacts.

World Clock
Quick access to current time in cities all over the world.

The World Factbook
From the CIA, background and current issues of each country, as well as descriptions of the land, the government and the people.