Reference

Databases

Discovering Collections - Essays and references works on the subjects of literature, history, technology, literature and more. Library & Home Use 
 
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Calculators, Convertors & Clocks

Websites

Currency Exchange Rates - View current and historic exchange rates for currency around the world.
Financial Calculators - Calculate your housing affordability, mortgage size, savings, credit card balance duration, business ratios and more.
How Far is It? - Calculate the distance between two locations.
Online Conversions - Convert length, temperature, speed, volume, weight, cooking measurements, area, fuel economy, currency, and more.
Time and Date - Contains a world clock, calendar tools, and calculators for time zones, the sun and moon, dates, and more.
Universal Currency Convertor - Convert from one currency to another. Contains 85 currencies sorted by country name.
What is a Dollar Worth? - The Consumer Price Index (CPI) calculator lets you see how prices have changed over time.

Calendars & Almanacs

Websites

American Secular Holidays Calendar - View secular U.S. holidays by year.
Calendar Zone - Contains calendars on many topics.
Calendars Through the Ages - Guide to calendars.
Information Please Almanac - Contains quick facts and calendars.
Interfaith Calendar - This calendar site has events and times for world religions.
Old Farmers Almanac - Contains quick facts, calendars, and more.
Public and Bank Holidays Worldwide - Interactive listing of bank and national holidays around the world.

Dictionaries & Thesauruses

Websites

Dictionary.com - Free online dictionary.
English Pronouncing Dictionary - Machine-readable pronunciation dictionary for North American English from Carnegie Mellon University.
Foreign Language Online Dictionaries - Directory of dictionaries, grammars, and other language resources for foreign languages.
Merriam-Webster Dictionary and Thesaurus - Online dictionary and thesaurus. 
Thesaurus.com - Find synonyms for English words.
YourDictionary - Find definitions, thesaurus entries, spelling, pronunciation, and etymology results.

Encyclopedias

Websites

Answers.com - Get answers from quality reference works about the arts, business, entertainment, food, government, health, legal, leisure, military, people, religion, science, sports, travel, words, and zoology.
Bartleby.com Reference - Search encyclopedias, dictionaries, quotations, English usage, religion and mythology, literary history and literature, and more.
Digital Public Library of America - A collection of online accessible collections, archives and exhibits of libraries around the country.
InfoPlease - Find information about almost any general topic. Results come from dictionaries, almanacs, encyclopedias, map collections and feature articles.
RefDesk.com - A comprehesive index of general reference resources available on the Internet.
Wikipedia - A user-contributed online encyclopedia.  

Search the Internet

Websites

Ask.com - This search engine was previously known as Ask Jeeves.
Bing - Search engine by Microsoft, previously MSN Live Search.
Google - The world's most popular search engine.
Wolfram|Alpha - An "answer engine" that collects information from websites to answer queries.
Yahoo Search - The second most popular search engine.