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Reference Tools


Almanacs | Atlases & Maps | Biographies | Chronologies
Countries |  Dictionaries/Thesauruses | Encyclopedias
Government |  Images/Digital Media | Legal Research
People/Phone Search | Quotations/Speeches
Reference Websites | Statistics | Style/Grammar Guides

Almanacs

  • Infoplease: Information Please Almanac
  • LA Almanac
  • Old Farmer's Almanac
  • Orange County Almanac
  • Atlases and Maps

  • Altapedia Online
  • ArcGIS
  • geodata.gov
  • Google Maps
  • MSN Maps & Directions
  • MapMaker Interactive - satellite, street maps and more by National Geographic
  • Mapquest
  • Maptech MapServer - topographic maps.
  • NationalAtlas.gov
  • Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection - The University of Texas at Austin Libraries
  • TerraFly - aerial maps
  • Trails.com - topographic maps
  • USGS National Geologic Map Database
  • WorldAtlas.com - atlases, country information, flags of the world, populations, and much more.
  • Yahoo! Maps
  • Biographies

  • The Biographical Dictionary
  • Biography.com
  • Dead People Server
  • Distinguished Women of the Past and Present
  • First Lady's
  • Infoplease: Biography
  • IPL2: Biographies
  • National Women's Hall of Fame
  • Nobel Laureates
  • The Political Graveyard
  • Presidents of the United States
  • Pulitzer Prizes
  • Rulers
  • Yahoo:Society and Culture:People
  • Chronologies/Timelines

  • dMarie Time Capsule
  • HyperHistory Online
  • Our Timelines
  • Year by Year 1900-2010
  • Countries

  • Background Notes from the U.S. State Department
  • CIA World Factbook
  • Library of Congress Country Studies
  • Dictionaries and Thesauruses

    Dictionaries - English Language
  • Cambridge Dictionary
  • Infoplease - Dictionary
  • IPL2: Dictionaries - links to many types of dictionaries,
    including slang, rhyming, American Sign Language, etc.
  • Merriam-Webster Online - dictionary and thesaurus
  • Merriam-Webster Visual Dictionary Online
  • Newberry House Online Dictionary
  • OneLook Dictionaries
  • Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
  • Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus
  • YourDictionary.com - English Language Dictionary
  • Dictionaries - Multiple & Other Languages
  • ARTFL Project - French to English, English to French
  • Dictionary of Spanish - Spanish to English, English to Spanish
  • Lexicool - Multiple Languages
  • Yourdictionary.com - Multiple Languages links to over 250 online non-English dictionaries.
  • Other Dictionaries
  • IPL2: Dictionaries - links to many types of dictionaries,
    including slang, rhyming, American Sign Language, etc.
  • Medical Terminology, Dictionaries and ICD - web resources relating to health care
    and disease from the LibrarySpot. 
  • NetLingo - Internet Dictionary
  • Rhymezone - rhymes, synonyms, and more
  • Thesauruses
  • Merriam-Webster Online - dictionary and thesaurus
  • Roget's II: The New Thesaurus from Bartleby
  • Thesaurus.com
  • Encyclopedias

  • Encyclopedia Britannica Concise
  • Encyclopedia.com
  • Infoplease Encyclopedia
  • Wikipedia
  • Government

  • See Government Resources Page
    Government resources complied by Saddleback College Librarians
    .
  • Images and Digital Media


  • AOL Video - Audio and Video Search
  • American Memory Project - The Library of Congress
  • Calisphere: A World of Digital Resources - University of California
  • FreeFoto.com
  • FreePhotos Bank
  • Google Image Search
  • NYPL Digital Gallery
  • PicSearch
  • Legal Resources

  • See Legal Resources Page
    Legal resources complied by Saddleback College Librarians
    .
  • People and Phone Search

  • AllAreaCodes.com
  • AnyWho
  • Nedsite - phone books from around the world
  • Langenberg
  • Reverse Directory
  • Yahoo! People Search
  • Yahoo! Yellow Pages
  • Quotations and Speeches

  • About.com - Quotations
  • Bartleby's
  • Bartlett's Familiar Quotations
  • Douglass Archives of American Public Address
    Speeches throughout America's history
  • History Place's Great Speeches Collection
  • LitQuotes - quotes from the great works of literature
  • Quotes & Sayings Database
  • QuoteLand
  • Reference Websites

  • Bartleby.com - fiction, encyclopedias, literature, poetry, quotations
  • IPL2
  • LibrarySpot
  • Refdesk.com
  • Virtual Reference Shelf - The Library of Congress
  • Yahoo! Reference

  • Statistics

  • Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • California Statistical Abstract
  • ChildStats.gov
  • Consumer Price Index - Compiled by the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • Counting California - California data only
  • County and City Data Book - U. S. Census Bureau
  • Criminal Justice Statistics Center - California - Office of the Attorney General
  • Data.gov - The home of the U.S. Government’s open data
  • Economic Indicators - U.S. Census Bureau
  • FEDSTATS - "The gateway to statistics from over 100 U.S. Federal agencies."
  • Historical Census Data Browser (1790+) - University of Virginia Library
  • Information Please: US Statistics
  • National Center for Education Statistics
  • Offstats: Official Statistics on the Web
  • Population Reference Bureau -
    "... information on population, health, and the environment for over 200 countries."
  • Statistical Abstract of the United States
    The definitive statistical resource for United States information
  • U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics
    Crime statistics, including, victims, offenders, and the justice system.
  • U.S. Census Bureau's American Factfinder
  • United Nations Statistics Division: Men and Women
  • University of Michigan's Statistical Resources on the Web
    Offers an enormous number of links to statistical resources by topic.
  • World Fact Book
  • World Health Statistics - World Health Organization
  • Style and Grammar Guides

  • See Writing Resources Page
    Writing resources complied by Saddleback College Librarians.

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    Spring 2014
    February 11 - April 29

    Library Workshop Schedule

    Library Hours

    Spring 2014
    Jan. 21 - May 22
    Monday - Thursday: 8 am - 8 pm
    Friday: 8 am - 2 pm
    Saturday & Sunday: Closed
    Spring Holidays:
    Feb. 14 - 17 Lincoln's Day
    & Presidents' Day
    March 23 - 29 - Spring Break

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