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  • Information Please Almanac
    Gives facts about history, news, world events, sports, culture, and health.

  • Old Farmer's Almanac
    Not just for weather anymore. Find tips on gardening, nutrition and even the best days to go camping.

  • Ref Desk Almanac
    Offers a comprehensive one-stop reference source with links ranging from entertainment news to state capitols.

  • Special Issues
    This List of Lists is a database of ranked listings of companies, people and resources freely available on the Internet.

Calculators and Currency Converters
  • Calculator.com
    Allows you to easily compute fractions, percents, and unit conversions.

  • Currency Converter
    A multi-lingual Currency Converter with up to date exchange rates provided from leading market data contributors.

  • Universal Currency Converter
    Allows you to perform interactive foreign exchange rate calculations, using live, up-to-the-minute currency rates.

  • What is the Dollar Worth?
    This link to the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis uses the CPI Converter to calculate inflation rates.

  • Credo Reference Conversions 
    Makes conversions between metric and standard in distance, weight, temperature, fuel consumption and more.

  • World Factbook
    Provides factual, current reference material on countries and issues.

  • World Statesmen
    Is an encyclopedia of the leaders of nations, dependencies, international and religious organizations.

  • Credo Reference Geography 
    Your online reference library providing definitions, encyclopedic information, and automatic citations.

  • STAT-USA/Internet
    This service of the U.S. Department of Commerce is a single point of access to authoritative business, trade, and economic information from across the Federal Government.