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Acronyms & Abbreviations

Abbreviations.com
Browse by category, word, or abbreviation

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

 

Maps

Mapquest
Online maps and driving directions.

 

Career Information

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

 

People

U.S. Presidents

Mississippi People

Nobel Laureates

Pulitzer Prize Winners

 

Countries

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.

 

Quotations

Goodreads Popular Quotes

 

Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

Brittanica.com

Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Mississippi Encyclopedia

 

Statistics

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. 

 

Factbooks

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)

 

Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Mayo Clinic Health Information

National Institutes of Health

The Nutrition Source

Nutrition.gov (USDA )

Thesauri

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.

 

Images

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.

 

Manuals

United States Government Manual

 

Weather

National Weather Service

WLBT Mississippi Weather