Quick Reference Links

Almanacs

Infoplease

Includes the contents of an encyclopedia, a dictionary, an atlas and several almanacs

 

Calculators and Conversions

Currency Converter

Converts over 164 currencies and three metals

Unit Converter

Converts mass, power, pressure, speed, temperature and so much more

 

Dictionary and Thesaurus

Merriam-Webster

Based on the print version of Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, Eleventh Edition. Search the dictionary or the thesaurus.

Thesaurus.com

Online verison of Roget's II: The New Thesaurus, 3rd Edition. Includes a dictionary and Word of the day.

YourDictionary

Gives definitions, thesaurus entries, and etymology results

 

Encyclopedias
Alberta Source

Alberta's encyclopedia.

Britannica Online

Search over 25,000 entries on a variety of topics

Canadian Encyclopedia

Over 20,000 articles written by expert contributors from across Canada. The Youth Encyclopedia, and the Encyclopedia of Music in Canada can also be searched from here.

 

Geography and Maps
Atlas of Canada

Includes mining, water, population, and energy maps.

MapQuest

Access maps, directions and more

National Geographic

Use the atlas, browse through history with the maps of the day, and zoom in on high-resolution maps

 

Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Source for credible health information. Includes health and safety topics, data and statistics and news and events.

Mayo Clinic

Search diseases and conditions, drugs and supplements and find information on treatment options and healthy living

MedlinePlus

Created and maintained by the National Library of Medicine

WebMD 

Health information for women, men and children. Includes the latest headlines and top ten health topics

 

History 

Early Canadiana Online 

For information from the 1600s to the 1940s

 

People Finder

Allareacodes.com

Find area codes in Canada and the United States

WhitePages.com

People search, business search, reverse lookup, area and ZIP codes

 

Quotations

Bartlett's

Search for passages, phrases, and proverbs by key word or browse index of authors or quotations

Quoteland

Search quotes by topic. Includes sections for motivational quotes, love quotes and literary quotes. Links to user discussion groups.