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Reference Shelf

This is a guide to general reference resources at Stanford and on the Web.

Bible
Biography
Book Reviews
Books in Print
Calculators
Calendars
College Information
Copyright
Currency Converters
Dictionaries
Directories
Encyclopedias & Almanacs
Government Information
Internet Guides
   Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers
Microform Sets
News Sources
Periodical Indexes & Guides
Public Opinion
Quotations
Statistical Sources
Style Manuals
Tax Forms
Theater
Transportation
Travel & Country Information
Weather Information

Bible

  

Versions of the Bible — a list of library resources at Stanford.
BibleGateway.com search engine for various versions of the Bible in various languages
The Bible, Revised Standard Version
King James Bible Stanford only
King James Version
Gutenberg Bible


Biography

  
Biography Resource Center Stanford only
Biography and Genealogy Master Index Stanford only
American National Biography Stanford only
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Stanford only
Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774-present
Research Quick Start Guide on Biographical Information

Books in Print

  
Books in Print Stanford only.

Calculators

  
Martindale's Calculators On-Line Center
Google Calculator

Calendars

  
time and date.com includes perpetual calendar and other features
The Earth Calendar — holidays and celebrations around the world.

Copyright

  
Copyright & Fair Use

Currency Converters

  
Universal Currency Converter
Classic 164 Currency Converter

Dictionaries

  
including:
OED: Oxford English Dictionary Stanford only Stanford only
Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 10th Edition Stanford only Stanford only.
Webster's Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged Stanford only


Directories

  
including:
Stanford.who?
Switchboard telephone directory
Zip Code Directory

Encyclopedias & Almanacs

  
including:
Britannica Online Stanford only.
Encyclopedia.com with "more than 17,000 articles from The Concise Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, Third Edition."

Government Information

  
Jonsson Government Documents Library's Internet Resources
Government Information Databases
LexisNexis Congressional
GPO Access "disseminates official information from all three branches of the Federal Government."
AccessUN (1952+) Stanford only. index to current and retrospective UN documents and publications, plus fulltext of resolutions and selected meeting records.
European Union Internet Resources
Internal Revenue Service
Tax Forms
NASA homepage

Internet Guides & Search Engines

  
Librarians' Index to the Internet
Yahoo!
Search Engines:
Google
Teoma
Vivisimo divides results into folders
Search Engine Showdown
Types of Search Tools (UC Berkeley)

Maps, Atlases and Gazetteers

  
Searchable Stanford Campus Map
Stanford Libraries Map
Branner Library Map Collections
Classroom Wall Maps
Columbia Gazetteer of the World
U.C. Berkeley campus map

Microform Sets

  
Books, Periodicals and Pamphlets on Microform
American Literary Studies: Special Print, Manuscript, and Microform Resources at Stanford.

News Sources

  
including:
LexisNexis Academic — fulltext news, business, and law resources Stanford only
Newsbank Fulltext Newspapers Stanford only

Periodical Indexes & Guides

  
General and Interdisciplinary Studies
Humanities & Area Studies
Science & Engineering
Social Sciences
Periodicals: African-American
Periodicals: Women and Feminist
Green Library Reference CD-ROMs

Public Opinion

  
Public Opinion: — Selective Guide to Library Resources at Stanford.
Polling the Nations Stanford only.

Quotations

  
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations 1901 ed.
The Quotations Homepage

Statistical Sources

  
including:
LexisNexis Statistical Stanford only.
U.S. Census Bureau
Inflation Calculators
Stanford's Social Sciences Data Service provides the Stanford community with a wide range of services related to statistics.

Style Manuals

  
including:
RefWorks [help] is a Web-based bibliography and database manager that allows users to create a personal, searchable, database of citations.
Citations Syles based on Harnack and Kleppinger's Online! A Reference Guide to Using Internet Sources. Gives examples for MLA, APA, Chicago, and CBE.

Theater Information

  
Playbill, includes what's playing where, theater seating charts, and available jobs.
Finding Plays, Short Stories, Speeches, and Poetry — resources at Stanford

Transportation

  
Transportation at Stanford includes Marguerite shuttle.
Kelley Blue Book Official Guide — prices for cars and much more.
San Francisco Bay Area Transit Information "provides instant online access to transit information for the San Francisco Bay Area".

Travel & Country Information

  
Portals to the World (Library of Congress)
World Factbook (CIA)
Fodor's Travel Service.
Travel and Exploration Reference Books a list of library resources at Stanford.

Weather Information

  

including:
U M Weather from the University of Michigan. "Providing access to thousands of forecasts, images, and the Net's largest collection of weather links",
National Weather Service
Western Regional Climate Center

Last modified: October 18, 2012

       
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