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Almanacs, Dictionaries & Encyclopedias
Find numerous searchable nonfiction reference works including a dictionary, encyclopedias, thesauri, several quotation resources, classic fiction works, anthologies, and verse.
Search for definitions from several online dictionaries. Also contains a thesaurus, a multilingual dictionary, and other reference works.
Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary & Thesaurus:
Find word definitions or similar terms along with links to related resource web sites.
The Old Farmer's Almanac:
This almanac has daily facts about calendars, weather, climate, astronomy, and more. Offers historical data, current facts, and future predictions. Published since 1792.
The free encyclopedia that anyone can edit. Be aware, that information found on this site has not been consistently vetted for accuracy.

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Calculators & Conversions
Cost of Living Comparison:
From cnn.com, use this calculator to find out how far your current salary will go in another city.
CPI Inflation Calculator:
Use this calculator from the Bureau of Labor Statistics to find out what an amount of money in the past would be worth today. Covers 1913-present.
Online Conversion:
This site contains links to all types of online conversion calculators, including measurement, currency, math, time, finance, and more.
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Calendars & Time
Today in History:
The History Channel provide links to historical news events that occured on this day in history.
U.S. Federal Holidays:
The United States Office of Personnel Management lists Federal holidays for the current year as well as holidays in past and future years.
Virtual Perpetual Calendars:
This site provides year correlations to find where days fall in which year, zodiac sign lookup, U.S. and Canadian holidays and more.
World Time Server:
Find out the current time at locations around the globe.
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Library Reference Links
This is the Reference page of IPL2, an amalgamation of the first Internet Public Library (IPL) and the Librarians' Internet Index, now maintained by the Drexel University's College of Information Science and Technology and a consortium of other colleges.
Michigan eLibrary:
A 'virtual library' created by Michigan librarians, designed to be a significant information tool for Michigan's citizens. Includes links to websites and databases of articles.
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Postal & Zip Code Finder
United States Postal Service - ZIP + 4 Lookup:
Find the ZIP Code(s) for a city or town or the location of a given ZIP Code
Canada Post Postal Code Look-up:
This site offers quick or advanced searches, and includes rural routes or address range searches.
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Provides data on a wide range of topics from both government agencies and private citizens.
Energy Information Administration:
This is the site for official energy statistics from the U.S. government.
Kids Count:
A statistical portrait, national and state-by-state, on the educational, social, economic, and physical well-being of children. Information compiled by The Annie E. Casey Foundation a private charitable organization dedicated to helping build better futures for disadvantaged children in the United States
Labor Statistics:
Locate unemployment rates, earnings, consumer spending, and international statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor- Bureau of Labor Statistics
State and County Quick Facts from the Census:
The U.S. Census Bureau provides quick links to state and county census data, including Michigan.
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Telephone Directories
Find a person's residential telephone listing or find a business by name or category. Also has a reverse lookup feature.
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Michigan Facts:
Find facts about Michigan's state symbols, state seal, people, industry, natural resources, government, and dates in history.
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