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Anonymizer
www.anonymizer.com
Surf the web anonymously with software that will hide your IP. Learn how to protect your online privacy and identity.

Calculators Online Center
www.martindalecenter.com/
Calculators.html
Calculators, applets, spreadsheets, and where applicable includes: courses, lectures, manuals, handbooks, textbooks, simulations, videos, etc.

Currency Calculator
www.oanda.com/converter/classic
OANDA - Forex trading and exchange rates services. Currency converter, tools and date services.

Postage Calculator
http://PostCalc.usps.gov/
United States Postal Service postage price calculator. Domestic and international retail prices.

Salary Calculator
www2.homefair.com/calc/salcalc.html
Measure your job compensation to the closest match in this database by searching on job title and location.

TAX INFO

IRS Forms and Publications
www.irs.ustreas.gov/formspubs/
index.html

State Tax Forms
www.taxadmin.org/fta/link/forms.html

SPEECH AND WRITING

Citing Sources
http://library.duke.edu/research/citing/
Duke University libraries: documentation guidelines for citing sources and avoiding plagiarism.

EasyBib
http://www.easybib.com/
Free automatic bibliography and citation maker.

Common Errors in English Usage
www.wsu.edu/~brians/errors/index.html

GrammerBook.com
www.grammarbook.com
The Blue Book of grammar and punctuation.

Guide to Grammar & Writing
http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/
grammar/

Press Release Guide
www.press-release-writing.com/
10_essential_tips.htm
10 essential tips for writing press releases.

Public Speaking Website
http://wps.ablongman.com/
ab_public_speaking_2/
Contains six modules that you can use to learn about the process of public speaking and to help you prepare your talks.

STYLE GUIDES

Economist Style Guide
www.economist.com/research/StyleGuide
Guide based on the style book given to all journalists at The Economist.

Elements of Style
http://www.bartleby.com/141/index.html
Principal requirements of plain English style and concentrates attention on the rules of usage and principles of composition most commonly violated.

MLA Formatting and Style Guide
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/
resource/747/01/

MLA (Modern Language Association) style is most commonly used to write papers and cite sources within the liberal arts and humanities.

Web Style Guide Online
http://webstyleguide.com/wsg3/index.html

FAMOUS QUOTES

Bartlett's Quotations
http://www.bartleby.com/100/
Familiar quotations: a collection of passages, phrases, and proverbs traced to their sources in ancient and modern literature.

BrainyQuote
www.brainyquote.com
Extensive collection of famous quotes by authors, celebrities, newsmakers, topic, type and more.

Quote Garden
www.quotegarden.com
Searchable compilation of quotations arranged by topic. Inspirational, thought-provoking, humorous, literary, and special occasion quotes.

REFERENCE

Britannica Online Encyclopedia
www.britannica.com

CIA - The World Factbook
www.cia.gov/library/publications/
the-world-factbook/index.html
Information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and issues for world entities.

Federal Citizen Information Center
www.pueblo.gsa.gov
Answers to your questions about the Federal government and common consumer issues.

Encyclopedia.com
www.encyclopedia.com
More than 100 trusted sources, including encyclopedias, dictionaries, and thesauruses: facts, articles, pictures, video.

Resource Shelf
www.resourceshelf.com
Where dedicated librarians and researchers share the results of their directed (and occasionally quirky) web searches for resources and information.

NationMaster
www.nationmaster.com
Massive central data source from such sources as the CIA World Factbook, UN, and OECD. Generate maps & graphs on all kinds of statistics & compare nations.

RefDesk
RefDesk
Reference, facts, news - free and family-friendly resources.

Research and Documentation Online
http://bcs.bedfordstmartins.com/resdoc5e/
Research humanities, social sciences, history and sciences sources.

Google Translate
http://translate.google.com/
Free online language translation service instantly translates text and web pages into many languages.

Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org
Online encyclopedia.

DICTIONARIES

Dictionary.com
http://dictionary.reference.com/
Free online dictionary. Instantly look up accurate and extensive definitions and word meanings, and hear audio pronunciations.

One Look
www.onelook.com
Definations and translations searching many different dictionaries.

Thesaurus.com
www.thesaurus.com
Synonyms and antonyms of words.

wordnik
www.wordnik.com
Dictionary definitions and example sentences, synonyms and thesaurus.

Your Dictionary
www.yourdictionary.com
Definition search for word meanings. Thesaurus. Find legal & technical words, glossary, language translation, medical dictionary, and rhyming dictionary.

LIBRARIES

Internet Public Library
www.ipl.org
Subject-categorized directory of authoritative websites; links to online texts, newspapers, and magazines. "Ask an Librarian" online reference service.

Library of Congress
www.loc.gov
Research arm of Congress. Largest library in the world. Collections include books, sound recordings, motion pictures, photographs, maps, and manuscripts.

National Archives and Records Administration
www.nara.gov
Explore our nation's history through documents, photos, and records. Request military records and learn about services. Students lesson plans.

GENERAL RESEARCH

Ask a Librarian - Library of Congress
http://www.loc.gov/rr/askalib/
Allows researchers to submit reference questions to Library of Congress reading rooms and receive expert research assistance (within 5 business days).

CEOExpress
www.ceoexpress.com
Business portal for executives created by a busy executive.

eHow
www.ehow.com
How to do just about everything! - videos & articles.

Homework Help
www.infoplease.com/homework
Homework help, writing help, study skills, conversion calculator, periodic calculator, math help.

HowStuffWorks
www.howstuffworks.com
Learn how everything works!

infoplease
http://www.infoplease.com
Provides a comprehensive encyclopedia, almanac, atlas, dictionary, and thesaurus. Contains facts on all many subjects.

Public Records Directory
www.searchsystems.net
Find free national, state, and county records.

DIRECTORY SEARCH

AnyWho
www.anywho.com
Find people, places and businesses. Phone number lookup.

Area Decoder
www.areadecoder.com
Phone area code lookup service.

International Calling Codes
www.countrycallingcodes.com

Internet 800 Directory
http://inter800.com
Directory of free toll free (tollfree), 800, 866, 877 and 888 listings of businesses by company, number and type of industry.

Switchboard
www.switchboard.com
Yellow pages and white pages telephone directory.

Yellow Pages
www.superpages.com
Find local businesses with online Yellow Pages: local search, ratings and reviews, maps, driving directions, traffic, and weather at your fingertips.

Zip Code Finder
http://www.usps.gov/ncsc/lookups/
lookup_ctystzip.html
USPS - ZIP Code lookup - Find all cities in a ZIP Code.

ESSENTIAL DOWNLOADS

100 Downloads
http://100-downloads.com
Top 100 downloads of free software & freeware for Windows XP, Windows 7 and Vista.

Adobe Shockwave Player
http://get.adobe.com/shockwave
Experience high-performance multimedia.

Acrobat Reader
www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/
readstep2.html
Download Adobe Reader to view, print and collaborate on PDF files.

CNET Download.com
http://download.cnet.com
Free software downloads and software reviews.

Tucows
www.tucows.com
Free software and shareware downloads.

WinZip
www.winzip.com
Windows Zip utility for file compression, file sharing, file encryption, and data backup.

ZDNet's Software Directory
http://downloads.zdnet.com
Web's largest library of software downloads - covering software for Windows, Mac, and Mobile systems. Source for technical software.

VIRUS, SPYWARE AND MALWARE PROTECTION

AVG - Free Anti-Virus Protection
http://free.avg.com

McAfee
www.mcafee.com
Complete virus protection and Internet security. Anti-virus and anti-spyware software to protect against the latest online threats.

Microsoft Malware Protection Center www.microsoft.com/security/portal/
Threat research and response.

Microsoft Security Patches
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security
Security Center - bulletins advisories; tools guidance resources.

Norton - Symantec
www.symantec.com
Symantec - AntiVirus, Anti-Spyware, Endpoint Security, backup, storage solutions.

PC Tools Spyware Doctor
www.pctools.com/spyware-doctor
Free anti spyware software that detects, removes and protects your PC from 1,000s of potential threats including adware, Trojan, key loggers, spyware and spybots.

Symantec Security Response
http://www.symantec.com/
security_response/
Internet protection: viruses and spyware. Latest new computer viruses, security response.

BROWSERS

Firefox
www.mozilla.com
Mozilla Firefox web browser and Thunderbird email client.

Google Chrome
http://www.google.com/chrome
Fast new browser. For PC, Mac, and Linux.

Internet Explorer - Windows
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/
internet-explorer
Microsoft Internet Explorer - Windows.

Safari (Apple - MAC)
www.apple.com/safari

TECH TOOLS

CNET TechTracker
www.updates.com
The easiest way to keep software up-to-date.

Computerworld Topics Center
http://www.computerworld.com/s/
topic/home
Keep up with all the latest news, in-depth analysis, trends and opinions on key enterprise technologies and issues.

Internet Traffic Report
http://www.internettrafficreport.com/
Reports on the current performance of major internet routes around the world.

List of ISPs
http://www.thelist.com/
Find an ISP that fits your internet access needs. Extensive directory of ISPs worldwide, featuring listing from thousands of Internet access providers.

NetMechanic
www.netmechanic.com
Search engine optimization and web site maintenance. Webmaster tools help promote site, validate html tags, find broken links, and check spelling.

Tech Tools
www.bestonlinetools.org
Top technology tools online.

STANDARDS

Internet Society (ISOC)
www.isoc.org
Provide leadership in Internet related standards, education, and policy.

World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
www.w3.org
An international community where member organizations, a full-time staff, and the public work together to develop Web standards.

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