Reference Shelf



Abbreviations and Acronyms

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Almanacs

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Calculators, Converters and Measures

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Dictionaries, Thesauri and Encyclopedias

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Directories

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Government and Law

  • FedLaw " Fedlaw has assembled references of use to people doing Federal legal research and which can be accessed directly through "point and click" hypertext connections."
  • Foreign Consular Offices in the United States The official listing of the foreign consular offices in the United States, and recognized consular officers
  • Thomas The Library of Congress search portal for United States' legislative information
  • Firstgov The United States Government's official web portal
  • Open CRS A project of the Center for Democracy and Technology. Provides citizens access to Congressional Research Service report on they have een released by a member of Congress.

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Handbooks and Factbooks

  • Library of Congress Country Studies "The Country Studies Series presents a description and analysis of the historical setting andthe social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world."
  • Portals to the World Another Library of Congress site which provides selective links providing authoritative, in-depth information about the nations and other areas of the world. They are arranged by country or area.
  • World Factbook Produced by the Central Intelligence Agency and updated throughout the year.

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Maps, Atlases and Gazetteers

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Science Sources (General and Subject-Specific)

  • Time Service Department Department of the Navy "The Official Source of Time for the Department of Defense (DoD) and for theGlobal positioning System (GPS), and a Standard of Time for the United States. "
  • Maritime Safety Information Produced by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

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Statistical Sources

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Style Manuals

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