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Consider this Research Central! You’ll find a huge variety of sites to help you properly reference and research your school work and more. We’ve separated these sites into separate categories, so you can locate the type of information you’re looking for even faster.

Almanacs - Atlas - Maps - Encyclopedias - Dictionaries - Foreign Language Dictionaries - Thesaurus - Biographical Resources - Research Directories - Phone & Postal Directories - U.S. Government
Conversion Calculators
- Statistics & Demographics
- Style Guides & Citation


World Factbook from the CIA
Facts and maps of every country compiled by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

The Original Farmer’s Almanac

New York Times Almanac (Book)

The World Almanac and Book of Facts (Book)

Atlas - Atlapedia Online contains full color physical maps, political maps as well as key facts and statistics on countries of the world

Online Atlas

The National Atlas of the United States of America

World Atlas


Maps, Satellite Images from National Geographic


Google Maps

Yahoo Maps

Types of Maps from


Britannica Online Encyclopedia


Dictionary & Thesaurus from

Merriam-Webster Dictionary & Thesaurus

American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language

Specialty Dictionaries
Choose your topic of interest for a dictionary on that subject.

Foreign Language Dictionaries

Translate 16 languages from English (Spanish Language Online Dictionary)

Multiple Language Translations – translate multiple languages


 Biographical Resources

Biographical Dictionary

Research Directories – NonProfit Research Source

Acronym Finder – A searchable, subject-categorized directory of links to online newspapers and magazines.

 Phone & Postal Directories

Zip Code Look Up

United States Post Office

Country & City Telephone Codes

Find Area Codes


U.S. Government

A-Z index of U.S. Government Departments and Agencies

FedWorld makes it easy to locate government information

United States Postal Service

Conversion Calculators

Conversion Calculator

Temperature, Liquid & Weight Conversion Calculator

Time Zone Calculator

World Clock & Time Zones

Yearly Calendars 2004-2014

Statistics & Demographics
Provides access to a full range of official statistical information provided by the Federal Government

Quick Reference & Research Guide

Demographic Information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Style Guides & Citation

APA Style Guide

APA Formatting and Style Guide

MLA Handbook

Citation Machine

Documentation Guidelines for Citing Sources