Abbreviations and Acronyms of the United States Government
Look here for the meaning of United States government abbreviations and acronyms, courtesy of Indiana University-Purdue University Indiana, University Library.
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language
Look up definitions, pronunciations, and word histories in this well-known source.
The American Society of Association Executives sponsors this site, which includes a directory of US associations.
CIA World Factbook
The CIA World Factbook offers a wealth of information about countries near and far.
The National Association of Counties offers a wide range of information about United States counties and their governments.
This site allows you to convert currencies. For example, you can find out how many Mexican Pesos are equal to a US Dollar, and find out how many Dollars are equal to a British Pound.
Elevations and Distances in the United States
Use this website to learn about those distant points on the map.
Factfinder, from the US Census Bureau
Factfinder, from the US Census Bureau, is the best place to start when you’re looking for statistical information about the people, housing, or economy of the United States.
Foreign Exchange Rates
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York offers historical rates of exchange between United States and other currencies, from 1993 to 2008.
Guinness World Records
Guinness World Records allows you to search for all kinds of records, and how to apply for the opportunity to make or break a record yourself.
Facts for Features, from the U. S. Census Bureau, offers fun facts about holidays and other commemorative days, using statistics collected by the bureau.
Metric Conversion Factors
Helpful tables of metric conversion factors.
Non-Governmental Organizations Guide
Those seeking information from non-governmental organizations will benefit from this directory from University of California-Berkeley Libraries.
Use the Phrase Finder to learn about the origin and proper use of phrases in the English language. The site originates in the United Kingdom, so some differences in spelling and use will be seen.
State Blue Books
The State Blue Book site offers links to state blue books for those states offering the service online. Blue books are guides to state government, with names and contact information for office holders, information about state agencies, and the branches of state government.
State Government Index
The State Government Index offers links to state government websites, and to libraries of educational institutions within the states.
Terrorism- Chicago Project on Security and Terrorism
This site currently allows the user to search for incidents of terrorism based on location, group, campaign, target type, weapon, and gender, from 1981 to 2008.
What is a Dollar Worth?
What is a Dollar Worth calculates the buying power of a dollar over the years. The user chooses years for comparison, and fills in the dollar amount. The website tracks the value of the dollar through years of inflation.