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Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

Dictionary (Merriam-Webster)

Complete source for language information, including definitions, synonyms, antonyms, related words and word origin.


Searches over 100 encyclopedias and dictionaries, including those covering such specific subject areas as medicine, computers, social science and foreign policy.


Includes encyclopedia, dictionary, almanac and atlas information, resources for teachers, tools such as a perpetual calendar and a distance calculator, homework help and business and biographical information.


Common English pronunciations of "people, places, and stuff", with a link to audio pronunciation.


Collaborative encyclopedia. Also includes dictionary, thesaurus, quotations, books, media, and more.

Calculation and Conversion Tools

Salary.com: Cost of Living Wizard

Calculates differences in the cost of living for over 300 US cities.

Universal Currency Converter

Interactive up-to-the-minute foreign exchange rate calculator.

Virtual Perpetual Calendar

Perpetual calendar for the 19th-21st centuries.

World Time Server

Calculates time conversions for most cities, states and countries.


All Area Codes

Area codes for Canada and the US are listed in numerical order and by state.


Locates contact information on individuals and businesses, permits reverse telephone searches, and links to maps and directions.

White Pages

Accesses people, businesses, reverse phone and address, area codes, zip codes, maps and some city yellow pages.

Zip Code Lookup (USPS)

From the USPS site,  zip codes by street address, city and state or all zip codes within a city and/or state.


Last updated March 2, 2020