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Online dictionary, thesaurus, spanish-english and medical dictionaries, audio pronunciations.
Google's free online language translation service instantly translates text and web pages.
Contains 120,000 of the most authoratative quotations on the web.
Contains more than 100 trusted sources, including encyclopedias, dictionaries, and thesauruses with facts, definitions, biographies, synonyms, pronunciation keys, word origins, and abbreviations.
College Foundation of North Carolina
College Foundation of North Carolina is a nonprofit partnership between Pathways of North Carolina, College Foundation, Inc., and the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority. These organizations have broad expertise in helping students to prepare successfully for college and to find the best financial aid alternatives.
College and University Home Pages
Includes name and geographical listings for university and college homepages all over the world.
Early Childhood News
For teachers and parents of children, from infants to age 8 years. Contains articles about child development, developmentally appropriate practices, health and safety, behavior and guidance, assessment and much more.
Kaplan Educational Centers
This company specializes in test preparation, admissions and career services. Provides information and sample tests.
North Carolina Community Colleges
Provides links to all the N.C. Community Colleges with web pages, and addresses and telephone numbers for those that are not on the web.
Petersons Guide to Schools, Colleges, and Universities
This electronic version of this popular book provides information on schools from kindergarten through graduate school. Includes career information, information about studying abroad, summer programs, special schools, and distance learning. Very comprehensive.
Provides demographic, economic, historical information for countries around the world. Updated on an irregular basis.
CIA World Fact Book
Includes flags and maps and information on geography, people, government, economy, transportation, communication, and defense for most of the countries in the world. Also includes information on all the oceans.
County and City Data Book
Scroll to find various statistics on top city rankings. An abbreviated version of the print version.
Provides profiles of various countries, with information on history, geography, society, economy, transportation and commerce, government and politics, and national security.
Links to more than 70 U.S. federal government agencies that provide statistics of interest to the general public.
Statistical Abstract of the United States
Provides selected features from this book, including USA statistics in brief, frequently requested tables, state rankings, and state and county profiles.
U. S. Census Bureau
Provides social, demographic, and economic information derived from the U. S. census. Requires PDF format to read.
Online application for financial Department of Education's Federal Student Financial Assistance Programs.
Provides a college directory of over 4,000 schools with admissions, financial aid and general admission. Also provides email, calendars and cost calculators.
The American Presidency Project
An extensive collection of digital documents of the presidency from George Washington to George W. Bush. It offers the beginnings of an audio and video archive.
This is where citizens can access the Census Bureau, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Fed States, GPO Access, Library of Congress and NASA. You can also apply for student loans, track Social Security benefits, compare Medicare options and even administer government grants and contracts.
Thomas: Federal Legislative Information on the Internet
Research legislative activity including bills, resolutions, public laws, roll call votes in the house and senate, committee reports and presidential nominations.
North Carolina General Assembly
Includes links to NC legislators and information about bill status. Also inlcudes the NC General Statutes.
North Carolina State Data Center
This site provides demographic and statistical data from Census 2000; population and housing; Vital statistics and health; social and human services; law enforcement, courts and corrections; environment, recreation, and resources; energy and utilities; government, employment and income; business and industry; agriculture; transportation.
North Carolina State Government
Provides links to state government departments and divisions, including general information of use to the public, personnel listings for state employees, business and education links, and agency links. A searchable index.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg County Government
This is the official website for the city of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, NC. Among its features are a Relocation Center for those new to the area; area and local government services; online services; business resources; and visitors' services, such as links to maps, places to stay, dine and shop. Also includes information and links to local officials and opportunities for feedback.
North Carolina Court System-Mecklenburg County, District 26
The information contained in this page is designed to help provide information regarding the functions, services and programs of the Mecklenburg County court system.
CPCC Career Services
Experienced Career Counselors can assist you with developing effective resumes and savvy interviewing skills, harnessing the latest job search techniques, discovering satisfying career options, and much more.
Search federal job openings.
You will find helpful resources about interviewing, resume and cover letter writing, as well as self-assesment tools.This site is a product of the NC State Occupational Information Committee.
North Carolina Employment Security Commission
Provides links to jobs, information about applying for benefits, and statistical data related to the labor market. Also has links to descriptions of jobs available through the NC Employment Security Commission.
North Carolina Office of State Personnel Job Vacancies
Lists all state jobs and contact information. Updated daily.
NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
Current and historic weather maps for the U.S.
Historical Map Web Sites
This is site provides hundreds of links to historical maps including Africa, the Americas, Asia, Australia/Pacific, Europe, Middle East, Russia, and historical astronomy sites.
National Atlas of the United States
Includes high-quality, small-scale maps and authoritative digital national geospatial
and geostatistical data sets. Examples of geospatial data include soils, boundaries, volcanoes, and principal aquifers. Crime patterns, population distribution, and incidence of disease are examples of geostatistical data. This information is tied to specific geographic areas and is categorized and indexed using different methods, such as county, State, and zip code boundaries or geographic coordinates like latitude and longitude. Also includes easy-to use software for data display, query, and custom information and map making and hot links to atlas sites on the WWW.
The electronic version of this daily Charlotte, N. C., newspaper.
Raleigh News & Observer
The electronic version of this Raleigh, N. C., newspaper.
Headlines and stories from this cable news channel.
New York Times
Largest metropolitan newspaper in the U.S.
Washington D.C. news daily with a focus on national politics and international affairs.
International Herald Tribune
Global edition of the New York Times.
Le Monde diplomatique
French news monthly covering politics, culture, and current affairs in long form articles with editorial content.
Mail and Guardian Online
Online version of South African investigative newspaper.
Spiegel Online International
Online version of the German news weekly, Der Spiegel.
Internet Public Library’s Newspapers Collection
This is a useful well-organized index of online newspapers from around the world.
Search for businesses by a variety of criteria including business category, name, city, and state. Provides reverse lookup and email lookup as well as maps and directions.
Provides a searchable directory of contact information for businesses.
Allows searches by product, service, company name or toll free number.
Provides a searchable directory of contact information for individuals.
Provides links to the electronic services offered by the postal service.
Provides the zip code plus the four number extension.
This is an online literature library with hundreds of searchable full text classics.
One of the most comprehensive listings of ready reference sites on the Internet..
This is a comprehensive searchable site covering a wide range of topics of general interest. An excellent source for quick reference, arranged by subject and subdivisions. Sponsored by the Library of California.
Provides links to hundreds of newspapers, radio and television stations, columnists, financial news. Also includes links to many quick reference sources. Very comprehensive site, with links to fun things as well, such as puzzles, daily comics, astrology, and many more.
This site gathers a collection of links to Internet sites organized into about thirty subject divisions, including public and university library links organized by state, city, and county.