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Reference and Factbooks

Acronyms & Abbreviations
Browse by category, word, or abbreviation

Acronym Finder
Offers extensive listing that can be searched by acronym, abbreviation or by keyword



Online maps and driving directions.


Career Information

Occupational Outlook Handbook
Lists hundreds of types of jobs and detailed information about them.



U.S. Presidents

Mississippi People

Nobel Laureates

Pulitzer Prize Winners



World Factbook
The CIA World Factbook provides basic information on the countries of the world as compiled by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.  It contains information on the people, economy, geography, and environment, communication, transporation and the military of each country.



Goodreads Popular Quotes


Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Mississippi Encyclopedia



Bureau of Labor Statistics
The BLS is an independent national statistical agency that collects, processes, analyzes, and disseminates essential statistical data to the American public.

National Center for Health Statistics
Includes all kinds of statistical health-related information.

Explore Census Data
Statistics and data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 



How Stuff Works


Style Manuals

APA Format (OWL Writing Center - Purdue)

Chicago Manual of Style Q&A

Guide to Citation Style Guides

MLA Format (OWL Writing Center - Purdue)



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Mayo Clinic Health Information

National Institutes of Health

The Nutrition Source (USDA )


Roget’s International Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases
A thesaurus of over 85,000 hyperlinked cross-references with each word being related to its neighbors and each part related to the whole.



Flickr: The Commons

Prints & Photographs Online Catalog (Library of Congress)


Time & Calendars

Official U.S. Time

Perpetual Calendar
A calendar that can be generated that is good for a span of many years

Time Zone Converter
Time zone tools and time zone converter.



United States Government Manual



National Weather Service

WLBT Mississippi Weather