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Acronyms

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

Almanacs

  • Information Please Almanac

    http://www.infoplease.com/almanacs.html

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

  • The Old Farmer’s Almanac

    http://www.almanac.com/

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

Biographies and Genealogy

Calendars

Census Data

College Catalogs

Dictionaries General Dictionaries

Encyclopedias

Newspapers Texas Newspapers

National (U.S.) Newspapers

  • CNN – http://www.cnn.com

International Newspapers

Grants

  • The Grant Advisor Plus

    http://www.grantadvisor.com/tgaplus/

    A huge list of available grant opportunities

  • IRIS (The Illinois Researcher Information Service)

    http://gateway.library.uiuc.edu/iris/

    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

    http://www.finaid.org/

    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

    http://www.switchboard.com/

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

  • Lookup

    http://www.usps.com/zip4/

    From the US Postal Service.

Thesaurus  

 Time

  • Virtual Perpetual Calendars

    http://www.vpcalendar.net/

  • Time and Date

    http://www.timeanddate.com/

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

Quotations

Study Guides

  • Educational Testing Service (http://www.ets.org), for GRE (among other tests) test takers, is a
    valuable website to visit.
  • Website Number 2 (http://www.number2.com) offers preparation exercises for SAT, ACT, and
    GRE test.
Texas Information

 


Subject Content by Kimberly Gay,   Head, Reference and Information Services
Maintained by Karl Henson, Library Webmaster
Updated 9/26/2014

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