Monday, December 29, 2008

Fast Facts
Encyclopedias
Wikipedia | Infoplease Encyclopedia -- Columbia Encyclopedia | Encarta Concise Encyclopedia Center
Almanac
Infoplease Almanacs Search
U.S Postal Service
Zip Codes | State Postal Codes | Postage Rates
Miscellaneous
dMarie Time Capsule: On This Day in History... | Encyclopedia of Days | Guinness World Records | How to Clean Anything | Urban Legends Reference Pages | World Time Zones | Time Zone Converter
Statistics
City-Data.com: Jacksonville | Census QuickFacts: Duval County / Florida | U.S. Census: American Factfinder | U.S. Statistics | World Statistics | World Gazetteer

Dictionaries
OneLook | Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary & Thesauris | Dictionaries by Subject (Open Directory Project) | Internet Acronym Server | RhymeZone | American Sign Language: Basic Terms | Behind the Name: Etymology of First Names
International Dictionaries/Translators
World Languages (Open Directory Project) | YourDictionary.com (Multiple Languages-English)
Quotations: Quotations (Bartleby.com) | Dictionary of Quotations
English Usage: Citation Style for Research Papers (MLA, APA, etc.) | English Usage, Style & Composition | Grammar Slammer! |
The Guide to Grammar and Writing (Index)
| Commonly Confused Words | 11 Rules of Writing
| Letter Writing

Phone Numbers & Addresses: | Ultimate White Pages | SuperPages | 411.com | MapQuest / Driving Directions | Zip Codes | Area Codes | U.S. Navy Ships: Mailing Addresses / Homeports
| International Directories
People
| Find Person @Superpages | Inmate Locator
Businesses

YellowPages.com
| AnyWho Toll-free Nos. |
Toll-free Directory Assistance
Cross References
Whitepages Reverse Lookup
OTHERU.S. Embassies & Consulates | Foreign Consular Offices in the United States | Celebrity Addresses (Yahoo! Directory) | Associations on the Net (IPL)
| CDC: Where to Write for Vital Records
CITY OF JACKSONVILLE (area code 904)
Animal Control: 387-8924 | City Hall & City info.: 630-CITY (630-2489) | Public Library: 630-2665 | School Board: 390-2237 | Sheriff's Dept--Emergency: 911; Non-emergency: 630-0500 | Supervisor of Elections: 630-1414


Antiques & Collectibles
Antique Shows Calendar | Appraisers | Kovel's Online | Antiques Road Show (PBS) | Collectibles Links Directory | Curioscape
BOOKS
Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America | Books and Book Collecting
COINS / CURRENCY
| eCoinPrices | title="Provides historical information about U.S. money and describes the types and features of paper money and coins">Dollars & Cents: Fundamental Facts
PAPER COLLECTIBLES
Comic Book Database | The Master List (Comic Books & Trading Cards)

Visual Arts
Artnet
| Artlex Art Dictionary
| ArtCyclopedia | AskART | ULAN (Union List of Artist Names) | Webmuseum Glossary | Gallery Guide | Mother of All Art History Links | Dream Home Source
IMAGES:
AltaVista | Google | Wikimedia Commons | Flickr.com

Music
Music Webliography | All Music Guide | | Ultimate Band List | Yahoo! Lyrics | | MPA Directory | J.W. Pepper
|
IMSLP (Public domain scores) | Cyber Hymnal

Film
All Movie Guide | IMDb | Drew's Script-O-Rama | La-LaLand Library | Celebrity Addresses (Yahoo!) | TV and Movie Studio Addresses

Television
EpGuides | The Futon Critic | TV Tome | Zap2it TV | Zap2it (Jax Digital) | Encyclopedia of Television | Morty's Media Contacts | hulu.com | Fancast.com

Theater & Dance | Internet Broadway Database | Playbill | Cyberdance | Alhambra | ABET
| OPCT
| Players by the Sea
| Theatre Jax
| TheatreWorks
| Florida Ballet
Local Concerts & Events
ExpierenceJax.com |
Classical Jax: Free Concerts
| AGO Jax Calendar
| JaxEvents.com
| Cultural Council
| CitySearch
| FCCJ Artist Series
| JSO
| Ritz Chamber Players

Biography
Infoplease Biography
| Columbia Encyclopedia: Biographies
| Who2: Find Famous People Fast
| The TIME 100
| African American Biography on the Internet
| Prominent African Americans
| Distinguished Women of Past & Present
| Women Artists
| Scholastic: Children's Authors
| Presidents of the United States
| Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress
Necrology
| Dead People Server
| Find a Grave
| title="Death Notices and Guest Books remain online for 30 days, unless sponsored.">Florida Times-Union Obituaries
| Who's Alive and Who's Dead

Books
For children's reading lists, see category: Education & Child Development
|
New York Times Best-Seller List
| USA TODAY's Top 150 best-selling books list
| Writers Write
| Yahoo! Directory: Publishers
Literature & Fiction
Literature Resource Center
| Gutenberg Project
| Great Books Online: Fiction
/ Nonfiction
/ Verse
| The Online Books Page
| What's Next?
| Books'n'Bytes
|
Fiction_L Booklists

| Genrefluent
| Cambridge History of English & American Lit. (1921)
| Literary Criticism (Online Public Library)
Poetry
| Representative Poetry Online
| The Poetry Archives
| American Verse Project
Libraries
Jacksonville Public Library
| JPL Branch Locator
| Borland Health Sciences Library
| Duval Law Library
| FCCJ |
JU |
UNF
| Florida Library Links
| Clay County
| Nassau County
| Saint Johns County
| State Library of Florida
| FloridaCat
/ WorldCat
| Library of Congress
| Library Spot
| Unshelved (Library comic strip)
Business
| U.S. Patents & Trademarks

Business Directories
| AT&T Toll-free Directory
| YellowPages.com
| International Directories
| World Chambers of Commerce


Company Information
SEC Filings and Forms (EDGAR)
| Thomas Register of Corporations
(Advanced features require free registration)

| Sunbiz: Florida Corporations Online
Finance & Economics
| Big Charts
| Bankruptcy Action
| CPI
| Current Economic Conditions
| Minimum Wage
| IRS: Tax Forms & Publications
| 1040.com
| New York Stock Exchange
| WSRN


Financial Calculators
| Amortization Calculator
| Currency Conversion
| Cost of Living Calculator (CNN/Money)
| Inflation Calculator

Careers & Jobs
Occupational Outlook Handbook (Career overviews)

Job Search Databases
| JaxJobs (local)
| Florida Jobs
| CareerBuilder.com
| NewsLink: U.S. Newspapers by State

For out-of-town job listings, go to the classified section of the appropriate local newspaper.


| AAR/EEO Affirmative Action Register

Resumés & Cover Letters
| Resumé Writing Workshop (with examples)
| Ed's Resumé Maker (fill-in-the-blanks)
| Cover Letter Workshop (with examples)


Consumer Issues
Jacksonville Consumer Affairs Division
| Better Business Bureau (Northeast Florida)
| Center for Consumer Rights
| Fla. Attorney General: Consumer Protection
/ Identity Theft
| Fla. Dept. of Financial Services
| NAUPA (Unclaimed Property)
| Recalls.gov
| Florida's "Lemon" Law
Car Prices
| Edmunds
| Kelly Blue Book
Product Evaluations
| ConsumerSearch
Medical Malpractice and Nursing Home Issues
| Florida Malpractice
Insurance
Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
/ Company Search

| Insurance Information Institute
| A.M. Best's Insurance Company Ratings


NOTE: Free registration is required to access ratings. Other services, such as company reviews,
require a paid subscription.


Florida KidCare


Education & Reading
Reading Is Fundamental, Inc.
| Accelerated Reader
Early Childhood Education
Sunshine State Young Readers Awards
| What You Can Do: Raising Readers
| Idea Box (Activity Resources)

Grades K-12
| All Jacksonville Schools
| Duval County Public Schools |
Bolles School
| H.E.R.I (Homeschooling)
| Homework Center (Infoplease.com)
| Lexile
| HREF="http://fcat.fldoe.org/">FCAT
| GED Ahead!
| Adult & Community Educators of Fla.

Higher Education


| Campus Tours
| Peterson's Higher Education Center

| LOCAL:
EWC |
FCSL |
FCCJ |
JU |
JC |
UNF


Reading Lists

| Just Read Families
| Family Education
| RIF
& ALA Lists

|
Recommended Reading (ALA)



Teaching Resources
| The Educator's Reference Desk
| Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators
Child Development
Florida KidCare"
| Child Development Institute

Etiquette
Emily Post (1922)
| Etiquette for Today (Peggy Post)
| Netiquette (Virginia Shea)
| Japan-Guide.com

| Spoken & Written Forms of Address


Wedding Etiquette and Customs
| Wedding Etiquette |
Gay & Lesbian Weddings
| Wedding Guide: Culture & Traditions
| World Wedding Traditions \ Wedding Anniversary Gifts
| Wedding Customs Around the Muslim World



Holiday Customs
| Holidays and Celebrations
| Kids Domain: Holidays
| Yahoo! Directory: Holidays
Rules
| EveryRule.com
| Robert's Rules of Order (1915)
| RulesOnline

Genealogy
AfriGeneas
| Cyndi's List
| RootsWeb
| SteveMorse.org
| USGenWeb: Help for Researchers
| Genealogy Forms

Public Records
CDC: Vital Records Contacts (U.S.)
| Social Security Death Index
| Search Systems: Free Public Records Directory
| Florida Vital Records
| Duval County Official Records Search
| Confederate Pension Records
| Ellis Island Records

Geography &History
Distance Calculator
| MapQuest
International
title="Remote Access available with library card number" target="_blank"
href="http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/fjp_jvpl?db=History">World History Resource Center


| Country Studies
| Background Notes

| Countries of the World
| World History
| Europa (European Union portal site)
| Canada Latitude & Longitude Finder
| International Latitude & Longitude Finder


United States
title="Remote Access available with library card number" target="_blank"
href="http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/fjp_jvpl?db=HistRC">U.S. History Resource Center



| 50 States.com
| American Historical Documents
| Infoplease: U.S. Almanac
/ U.S. History
| Colonial America
| Confederate States of America
| Online Speech Bank
| A&E Speech Archives

| Gateway to African American History
| Native North America
| Native American Sites

| U.S. Latitude & Longitude Finder


Florida
| Florida Facts & History
| Infoplease: Florida
| Official Highway Mileage (Florida DOT)

Jacksonville
| Jacksonville (Infoplease.com)
| Jax Fast Facts

Government & Law
href="http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/fjp_jvpl?db=TGLF">Legal Forms Database
Public Library of Law
| Congress.org
| Project Vote Smart
| Vital Records Sources
| FindLaw
| LawGuru.com
| Lawyer Tool
| ILRG Legal Forms
| Legal Information Institute
/ Bankruptcy
| Living Wills (Fla. Bar)

LAWYER SEARCH
| Martindale-Hubbell

Local
| coj.net
| City Depts.
| Mayor |
Mayoral Staff
| HREF="http://www.coj.net/City+Council/default.htm">Jacksonville City Council
| Duval County School Board
| Municipal Codes: HREF="http://www.municode.com/resources/gateway.asp?pid=12174&sid=9">Jacksonville
/ Jacksonville Beach
| Duval County Official Records Search
| title="Local Dept. of Motor Vehicle offices">Duval Co. DMV

State
| State Officials of Florida
| Duval Co. Legislative Delegation
| MyFlorida.com
| Florida Representatives
| Florida Senate
| Florida Statutes
| Guide to Florida Law
| Florida Tenant Rights
| Florida Driver Handbook
| Florida's "Lemon" Laws
| Florida DMV
| Florida State Courts
/ Family Law Self-help Links

| Florida Departments: Corrections
| Law Enforcement
| Insurance Regulation
| Financial Services
| Florida Vital Records
| PropertyAppraiser.com


Federal
| FirstGov.gov
| White House
/ Cabinet
| Presidential Succession
| Florida's U.S. Congress Members
| U.S. Government
| U.S. Government Manual
| Thomas Legislative Information
| U.S. Code
| CFR
| U.S. Constitution
| U.S. Judiciary
| FedLaw
| U.S. Embassies
| Foreign Consular Offices in the U.S.




Immigration
| U.S.Citizenship & Immigration
| Immigration Superhighway









Health & Medicine
Health & Wellness Resources

| Drug Digest
| RxList
| Drug Information (MedlinePlus)
| eMedicine: Brown Recluse Spider Bites
| Florida Organ & Tissue Donor Education Program

| Mayo Clinic: Diseases & Conditions
/ First-Aid Guide


| Merck Home Edition (in everyday language)

| Merck Manual of Diagnosis & Therapy
| Merck Manual of Geriatrics


Florida KidCare



| Merriam-Webster Medical Dictionary

Doctors & Nursing Homes
| Florida Health Licensee Information
| Florida Malpractice
/ Look Up Doctors
/ Nursing Homes
| American Medical Association: Physician Select

| Medicare
: Nursing Home Compare
/ Physician Search




Psychology & Mental Health
| National Institute for Mental Health
| Mental Help Net

| Aisling Dream Interpretation: Symbols


Veterinary Medicine
| The Merck Verterinary Manual

News
href="http://infoweb.newsbank.com/signin/JacksonvillePublicLibrary">NewsBank/Obituaries

| CNN
| NPR
| New York Times
| Reuters
| USA Today
| Washington Post
| World-Newspapers.com
| US Newspaper List
| NewsLink
| Yahoo!News
| U.S. Homeland Security Advisory System Alerts
JACKSONVILLE
Florida Times Union / title="Death Notices and Guest Books remain online for 30 days, unless sponsored.">FTU Obituaries |
FTU Index (1986-97) | CBS47 | FOX30 | News4Jax | First Coast News | First Coast Traffic | Financial News and Daily Record | Jacksonville Business Journal | Jacksonville Free Press | Eco Latino | CitySearch Jacksonville (local events calendar)

FLORIDA
| Miami Herald
| St. Petersburg Times
| Florida Newspapers Online
Weather & Tides
| Weather Underground
| SaltWaterTides.com
|
Jacksonville Weather
| Jacksonville Weather (animated radar loop)
| JaxStorms.com (Hurricane & Disaster Guide)
Magazines

href="http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/fjp_jvpl?db=ITOF">InfoTrac (Current & past issues--Index & Articles)
| Librarians' Internet Index: Magazines
| Open Access Journals (scientific/Scholarly)
Philosophy
| Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
| Dictionary of Philosophical Terms and Names
Religion
| Religion (Infoplease.com)
| The Internet Sacred Text Archive
| Adherents.com (statistics & geography)
| Glossary of Religious Terms
| African Traditional Religion
| Baha'i Glossary
| Miscellaneous Baha'i Information
| Bible Study Tools
| Catholic Encyclopedia
| BuddhaNet.com | Glossary of Zen Names & Terms
| Hindu Resources
| Islam | MSA-USC Qur'an Database
| Judaism 101 | Jewish Virtual Library
| Native American Spirituality
| Secular Web
| Sikhism: Glossary of Religious Terms
| Theosophy: Occult Glossary

| Unitarian Universalist Association

LOCAL
| Church Finder for Jacksonville
| Jacksonville Synagogues
| Jacksonville Mosques
Mythology
Encyclopedia Mythica
/ Native American Mythology

Politics & Political Parties
U.S. Politics (Yahoo!)
| Politics 1
| FactCheck.org
| ABC News: Politics
| USA Today: Politics
| Project Vote Smart
| Open Secrets
| FindLaw: Politics
| ACLU
| Greenpeace
| NAACP
| NRA-ILA

Democratic Party
| DNC
| Florida Democratic Party
| Duval County Democratic Party


Green Party
| Green Party of the U.S.
| Green Party of Florida


Independence Party
| Independence Party of Florida


Libertarian Party
| Libertarian Party
| Libertarian Party of Florida


Reform Party Reform Party

Republican Party RNC | Republican Party of Florida | Republican Party of Duval County
Socialist Party Socialist Party U.S.A.


Science


href="http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/fjp_jvpl?db=SciRC">Science Rersources | Directory of Open Access Journals | Chemical Elements | Windows to the Universe | DinoDictionary | eNature Online Field Guides

| FLMNH Herpatology
| title="Mostly reptiles. Amateur site with large, clear photos, but '... no warranties as to the accuracy of any of the information on this website.'
Suggest confirmation using eNature & FLMNH sites">Florida Wildlife Photos
| Patuxent Bird Identification InfoCenter | FishBase | Florida Fish ID & Biology | Tide Predictions
| Your Florida Backyard | Venomous Spiders | Physics Reference
| Encyclopedia Astronautica | Science Fair Projects Resource Guide
Mathematics: | Math Reference Tables | Metric/Unit Conversions
Technology
Car Repair Manuals | How Things Work | Invention Dimension | Kids Inventor Resources
The Internet
LII: The Internet | Internet Tutorials | Webopedia | W3C | W3Schools: Full Web Building Tutorial | Ed 's Beginner's Guide to XHTML | | Symantec (Information about Internet viruses)
Sports & Leisure: ESPN | NCAA | EveryRule.com | Florida Sports Foundation | WWE | U.S. Olympics | Baseball Almanac | Jacksonville Suns | Jax Jaguars | Jax Barracudas
Boating, Fishing, Hunting & Other Outdoor Activities
Florida Fish & Wildlife | Recreation.gov
Crafts
All Crafts | Crafts for Kids | Crafts (Yahoo!)
Gardening
Florida Gardener | National Gardening
Word Puzzles
One Across | Crossword Helper | Jumble & Crossword Solver |
Internet Anagram Server
Cooking: Epicurious.com | Recipe Source | All Recipes | FoodNetwork.com | Ed's Favorite Recipes | Simply Recipes
Travel: Jax International Airport / Flights Status | Yahoo! Travel | Visit Florida | Travel Abroad/Passports | Road Closure Information | Road Trip Planner | Expedia | Orbitz | Travelocity | World Travel Guide | Lonely Planet: Destinations