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Quick Online Reference

Use these online sources to look up of definitions, facts and figures and other types of quick information.

For specific materials in the Library's collection please search the InvestiGator catalog. For subject specific research try either the list of databases or specific subject guides.

Dictionaries, Thesaurus & Quotations


  • Information Please - a collection of statistics and up-to-date facts and figures
  • World Factbook - CIA publication about world nations; includes data on geography, government, economy and demographics


  • - provides access to the complete Encyclopedia Britannica plus links to high quality Web sites and more
  • - the Concise Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia contains brief entries with links to related websites

Phone, Email & Zip Code Directories

Maps & Atlases

Style Guides, Citations & Writing Tools

Government Information & Statistics

Consumer Information

Associations & Organizations

Conversion Tools

Acronyms & Abbreviations

  • Acronym Search - over 40,000 acronyms and abbreviations in many categories

Tax Information

  • Tax Forms - tax forms and publications from the U.S. government (IRS)
  • California Tax forms - California tax forms, instructions and information
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