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Useful Web Sites – Subjects

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Acronym Finder
A searchable database containing over 93,000 common acronyms and abbreviations about all subjects, with a focus on computers, technology, telecommunications, and the military.


  • Information Please Almanac

    Online version of the popular almanac which you can browse by topic or search.

  • The Old Farmer’s Almanac

    Covers astronomical events, weather conditions and forecasts, recipes, and gardening tips.

Biographies and Genealogy


Census Data

College Catalogs

Dictionaries General Dictionaries


Newspapers Texas Newspapers

National (U.S.) Newspapers

  • CNN –

International Newspapers


  • The Grant Advisor Plus

    A huge list of available grant opportunities

  • IRIS (The Illinois Researcher Information Service)

    The IRIS database currently contains over 8,000 active federal and private funding opportunities in the
    sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. Users can search IRIS by sponsor, deadline date,
    keyword, and other criteria. Most IRIS records contain live links to sponsor Web sites, electronic forms,
    or Electronic Research Administration (ERA) portals.

  • FinAid

    The Financial Aid Information Page provides a free, comprehensive, independent, and objective guide to
    student financial aid; includes a free searchable database of more than 180,000 private sector scholarships,
    fellowships, grants, and loans.


Phone Books

  • Switchboard

    Find a business or person by searching names, phone numbers, zip codes and more.Zip Code

  • Lookup

    From the US Postal Service.



  • Virtual Perpetual Calendars

  • Time and Date

    Contains a World Clock of the current time in major cities of the world, calendar generators, and a
    countdown to the new year.


Study Guides

  • Educational Testing Service (, for GRE (among other tests) test takers, is a
    valuable website to visit.
  • Website Number 2 ( offers preparation exercises for SAT, ACT, and
    GRE test.
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Subject Content by Kimberly Gay,   Head, Reference and Information Services
Maintained by Karl Henson, Library Webmaster
Updated 9/26/2014

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