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Miscellaneous Reference Tools: Online Resources - Reference Tools

A list of various "ready reference" resources on the web.

Miscellaneous Reference Tools Measurement Conversion Calculators and Charts
Weight and mass, volume, area, time and temperature, and more.

How Many? A Dictionary of Units of Measurement
Information on unusual units of measure, from land measurements to grit sizes to intervals of time.

ipl2: Resources by Subject 
Links to almanacs, dictionaries, encyclopedias and more, contributed by the Internet Public Library and Librarians' Internet Index.

Collection of resources including maps, directories, and currency converters. Especially useful are the language tools: English dictionary, pronouncing dictionary, thesaurus, translator, language identifier, conjugator and acronym finder.

Sports Reference
A comprehensive site for statistics on major U.S. sports.

Thomas Register® of American Manufacturers
Information on U.S. and Canadian manufacturers. Offers important information on potential suppliers, competitors, and customers.

Subject Guide

Steve Ostrem
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