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Conversion calculators for 27 different categories including weights and measures, temperature, currency, clothing/shoe size, and cooking. Great Books Online
Published reference books available free-of-charge include dictionaries, thesauruses, quotations, poetry, and fiction and non-fiction classics.

Britannica Concise
Search or browse this encyclopedia with over 28,000 articles from the editors of Encyclopædia Britannica.

How Products Are Made
Based on publisher Gale's print series, How Products Are Made, this web site explains the "manufacturing process of a wide variety of products, from daily household items to complicated electronic equipment and heavy machinery."

Inflation Calculator
Converts any given amount of money for inflation from 1800 to 2006 using data from the Historical Statistics of the United States and the Statistical Abstracts of the United States.

Infoplease: All the Knowledge You Need
Online version of the popular annual Time Almanac with an encyclopedia, almanac, dictionary, thesaurus, and atlas. Also includes the ESPN/Information Please Almanac, Random House Webster’s College Dictionary, and the Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia.

Find weather information for around the country and around the world.

Internet Public Library
The Internet Public Library selects, evaluates, and organizes online information resources in a variety of subject areas.

KnightCite Citation Aid
Resource from Calvin College that generates MLA, APA, and Chicago-style citations.

Official U.S. Time
Gives military time in any U.S. time zone accurate to .2 seconds.

OneLook Dictionaries
Search over 900 online dictionaries simultaneously.

The Old Farmer’s Almanac
Information about weather, gardening, astronomy, and food as well as practical household advice.

Wikipedia is the largest online user-contributed encyclopedia on the Internet. Use with care and evaluate the sources cited; also, while useful, Wikipedia is usually unacceptable as a major source for a research paper.