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Search here through 45,000 acronyms about computers, technology, and the US military. Put in the acronym to find out what it stands for or type in a word or concept to bring up its acronym. This site has straightforward, helpful directions, tips, and references to other helpful sites.

This is a straightforward and exhaustive presentation of English grammar rules and usage examples, followed by computer-graded quizzes and the chance to ask a grammar question. The site also contains writing helps and "grammar goofs." This is an excellent resource.

The Internet Public Library provides this valuable and extensive guide to researching and writing a paper, using Web and library sources, "without going totally NUTS!" Available for download free.

With more than 600 places of interest listed, this site offers an "ultimate field trip resource" for New York City and Philadelphia. Information about museums, nature centers, historic sites, farms, aquariums, and zoos is included.


Up to the minute news is available online from this multimedia news source. The site also includes a keyword search tool for locating news on particular topics. This is the future of news broadcasting: personalized, instantly available access.

Customize your own daily paper with news from hundreds of online sources. The information is organized into 17 different categories, such as Arts & Entertainment, Sports, Funnies, and Business. You may create your paper with or without frames, and the creation of your own paper requires a working e-mail address. Very cool!

Doing My Homework provides the public with examples of homework papers and essays in an attempt to help you find ideas to complete your own homework. Browse through the homework papers free of charge by clicking on any of the paper topics.

EarthWatch brings you "your weather on your schedule." Click on current weather, storm warnings, or weather headlines, or create a custom satellite or radar image with SkyWatch.

This well known writer's handbook has been reproduced online and is available as part of Project Bartleby.

Created by librarians at the Library of Congress, this online guide organizes material by subject matter. If you need copyright information, BTW, it's here too.

Brought to you by the National Technical Information Service Technology Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce, this site has links to technical information databases.

The Free Internet Encyclopedia is composed of information available on the Internet. The info's divided into two main divisions: MacroReference, which contains large areas of knowledge, and MicroReference, which is smaller sites and information on specific, narrow subjects.

This searchable index, from some of the ARTFL Project folks, contains about 75,000 terms and allows you to input French or English for translation.

This multimedia database contains a variety of educational resources on a number of subjects. The headings are Business, Fine Arts, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Library, and Science.

Grolier offers mini-units on various subjects with quizzes to allow you to test what you've learned. There are also articles, test subscriptions to encyclopedias, kids' areas, games, products to sample and order, and more.

Created by The University of California to showcase Internet resources of relevance to university level students and faculty, INFOMINE lets you "Search 11,000+ Academically Valuable Resources." The categories (everything from biology to the arts) are keyword, subject, and title searchable.

This is an excellent internet directory for finding people, businesses, and local information. A really useful part is the government section. It allows you to find federal ,state, and county information. You can search for specific offices or find out who your representatives, senators, and governor are. The site also includes shopping sites of all kinds, a sports center, chat, much more.

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