Ready Reference Websites
(compilation courtesy of MVCC librarians)
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• EPodunk: Oneida County: http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/genInfo.php?locIndex=22488
General statistics on the county plus quick links to addresses, statistics, maps, organizations, and more.
• Map of Rome: from MapQuest
• Utica and Rome bus schedules: http://www.centro.org
• WKTV: http://www.wktv.com/
• WUTR: http://cnyhomepage.com/
• WTVH: http://www.wtvh.com/
• News 10 Now: http://www.news10now.com/content/top_stories/?SecID=1
• CNN: http://www.cnn.com/
• MSNBC: http://www.msnbc.com/
• Podcast directory: http://www.podcastdirectory.com/
• Utica Observer-Dispatch: http://www.uticaod.com/
• Rome Daily Sentinel: http://www.romesentinel.com/
• Oneida Dispatch: http://www.oneidadispatch.com/site/news.cfm?brd=1709
• National Weather Service: http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?zoneid=NYZ009
Enter your city or click on the map for your local forecast.
• The Weather Channel: http://www.weather.com/weather/local/13502
Enter your city or zip code for your local forecast.
Writing and Citing Help
Nuts and Bolts of College Writing: http://nutsandbolts.washcoll.edu/
• MLA style home page: http://www.mla.org/
• APA style home page: http://www.apastyle.org/elecref.html
• NoodleBib Express: http://www.noodletools.com/noodlebib/express.php
A citation generator.
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
• AllRefer.com: http://reference.allrefer.com/
Includes articles from the Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, c2003, as well as from other reference sources, and a gazetteer of North and Central America and Mexico.
• Answers.com: http://www.answers.com/
Fast facts taken from 180 reference titles, plus articles written by Answers.com editors and articles from Wikipedia and WikiAnswers.
• Biography.com Search Bios: http://www.biography.com/search/
Brief biographies, searchable by name or keyword, of over 25,000 people, past and present.
• Encyclopedia Smithsonian: http://www.si.edu/Encyclopedia_SI/start.htm
Answers to frequently asked question on a wide range of topics, arranged by subject.
• Highbeam Encyclopedia: http://encyclopedia.com/
Contains over 57,000 frequently updated articles from the Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th edition, with links to newspaper and magazine articles, pictures, and maps via Highbeam Research .
The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy http://www.utm.edu/research/iep
• Roget's Thesaurus: http://www.thesaurus.com/
• The Skeptic's Dictionary: http://skepdic.com/contents.html
Includes articles on the occult, pseudoscience, cryptozoology, UFOs, and other topics in popular culture.
Maps, Directories, and Almanacs
• Allmovie Guide: http://allmovie.com/
Information on movies searchable by title and person.
• Almanac Search Page from the Information Please Almanac:
Look up fast facts about the world, biography, business, society and culture, arts and entertainment and much more!
• AnyWho Directory of Toll-Free Phone Numbers: http://www.anywho.com/tf.html
• Associations on the Net: http://www.ipl.org/div/aon
The IPL Associations on the Net (AON) includes more than 1100 Internet sites providing information about a wide variety of professional and trade associations, cultural and art organizations, political parties and advocacy groups, labor unions, academic societies, and research institutions.
Provides profiles of the individual nations of the world, with links to maps, flags and more.
• Mapquest: http://www.mapquest.com/
• Oneida County (N.Y.) Government: http://ocgov.net
Look up information on the County Legislature, elected officials, County departments, the County Executive, and more.
• The Original Farmer's Almanac: http://www.almanac.com/
Online version of North America's oldest continuously published periodical covering weather, gardening, astronomy, advice and more.
• USPS Zip Code Lookup: http://zip4.usps.com/zip4/welcome.jsp
Other Reference Sources
• Based on the Book: http://www.mcpl.lib.mo.us/readers/movies/
Searchable compilation of over 1,200 books, novels, and short stories that have been made into movies.
• Dead or Alive: http://www.deadoraliveinfo.com/dead.nsf/pages-nf/main
Find out whether a famous person is alive or dead, and what celebrities have birthdays or died on this date.
• Ethnologue: Languages of the World: http://www.ethnologue.com/web.asp
A huge amount of information on languages, searchable by country, name, language family, and language code.
• 50states.com: http://www.50states.com/
Click on the state and find links to facts, statistics, and more.
• How Stuff Works: http://www.howstuffworks.com/
Provides "easy-to-understand explanations of how the world actually works".
• Kelley Blue Book: http://www.kbb.com/
• Measure 4 Measure: http://www.wolinskyweb.net/measure.htm#house
Provides links to many web sites that measure, calculate, estimate, and translate.
• New York Statistical Yearbook: http://www.rockinst.org/nys_statistics
Statistical information on New York State economics, elections, demographics, public safety, housing, education, health, energy, government finance, and more, presented by the Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government.
• Occupational Outlook Handbook: http://www.bls.gov/oco/
• Statistical Abstract: http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/
Provides an authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States.
• Time Zone Converter: http://www.timezoneconverter.com/cgi-bin/tzc.tzc
Tells you what time it is in another country or part of the United States.
• The Universal Currency Converter: http://www.xe.com/ucc
Find out how much a certain amount of money is worth in another country's currency.
• WorldCat.org: http://www.worldcat.org/
Search for books, articles, and audiovisual materials in the holdings of over 10,000 libraries worldwide.