Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, Almanacs, etc.

  • Bartelby.com - combined searchable database of more than twenty respected reference works and several anthologies and individual works of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction
  • Dictionary.com - free online dictionary search, translator, word of the day, crossword puzzles and word games, and vocabulary learning resources for many languages
  • Farmers' Almanac - online version of one of America's oldest publications. Includes gardening tips, helpful hints, weather forecasts, and folklore
  • Free Dictionary - multiple dictionaries including: English dictionary, medical dictionary, legal dictionary, financial dictionary, computer dictionary, and foreign language dictionaries
  • Infoplease.com - free, authoritative, and respected reference for Internet users, provides a comprehensive encyclopedia, almanac, atlas, dictionary, etc.
  • Internet Public Library - reference resources from the public library on and for the internet
  • Librarian's Internet Index: Ready Reference and Quick Facts - websites you can trust, maintained and organized by librarians
  • Merriam-Webster Online - free, searchable on-line dictionary and thesaurus, word games, a word of the day, and many other English language and vocabulary reference tools
  • OneLook Dictionary Search - includes Reverse Dictionary where you describe a context and the dictionary suggests terms that fit the description
  • refdesk.com - "Fact Checker for the Internet"
  • Seatalk.com - comprehensive nautical dictionary, complete with usage, examples suggesting good seamanship, images of ships and gear and a nautical blog
  • World Almanac for Kids Online -offers games, quizzes, contests, homework help, and reference facts on topics such as space, presidents, the environment, animals, geography, and more...
Maps
  • Florida Historical Map Collection - one of the treasures of the P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History and contains more than 2300 images of Florida dating from the early 1500s to 1926
  • Google Maps - find local businesses, view maps and get driving directions
  • Historic Florida Maps - collection of over 3,100 Florida maps from the 1500s through the present
  • Library of Congress Map Collection - focus is Americana and Cartographic Treasures of the Library of Congress. These images were created from maps and atlases and, in general, are restricted to items that are not covered by copyright protection
  • Map Machine: National Geographic - an interactive atlas, searchable by an index of two million place names
  • NationalAtlas.gov - create, save, print, or email maps from this interactive site
  • PALMM World Map Collection - World Map Collections are a cooperative project of several public and private universities of Florida and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to make digitized modern and antique maps available on the Web. The Florida and Caribbean collections are particularly strong, but Africa, the Americas, and the Middle East are also represented.
  • Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection - maps for areas around the world
  • Pinellas Aerial Image Retrieval System - locate aerial images of Pinellas County. Use of this site requires downloading of MapGuide Viewer software
  • Pinellas County Historical Maps - a collection of links to maps of the area around St. Petersburg
  • Tampa Bay Estuary Atlas - explore Tampa Bay's estuaries, lakes, ponds, bays, and bayous through interactive maps
  • World Atlas.com - educational resource for world maps, atlases, and in-depth geography information
Page last updated December 3, 2011