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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
Abbreviations.com (acronyms and abbreviations)

Conversion Tools
AskNumbers.com
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 Date.com
Virtual Perpetual Calendars

Dictionaries & Concordances
Crosswalk.com (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)
MapQuest
WhitePages.com
ZIP Code Lookup

Quotations
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations
The Quotations Page
Quoteland.com

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

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