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Fingertip Facts

The categories listed below will supply links to free Internet sites that offer quick factual information such as addresses, currency converters, quick quotes, etc. This is a selective list. Emphasis is on U.S. information. Sites were chosen for ease of use, credibility and limited advertising, but caution should still be applied when using them.

Most reference questions require more detailed information. You can find this by consulting 1) the E-Reference Library page, 2) the library's extensive print reference collection, and 3) the library's Ask-A-Librarian service.

Acronyms & Abbreviations
Acronym Finder (acronyms and abbreviations)

Conversion Tools
Measurement Converter
What is a dollar worth?

Currency Rates
Cheat Sheet for Travelers
Currency Converter (from Yahoo)

Date & Time
Tide and Current Predictor
Time and
Virtual Perpetual Calendars

Dictionaries & Concordances (Bible concordance)
OneLook Dictionary Search
Roget's II: The New Thesaurus

News (Headlines)
Catholic News Service
College Sports
Google News
National Public Radio
Yahoo News

People (Phone, Directions, Email, Zip Codes)
All Area Codes
AnyWho Online Directory (includes business)
ZIP Code Lookup

Bartlett's Familiar Quotations
The Quotations Page

Translation (Language)
Babel Fish
Google Language Tools (French, Italian, Spanish)

U.S. National Weather Service
Weather Channel
Weather Underground: Manchester, NH