General Knowledge & Reference material sites

Animal Sites

 

Keirsey Temperament--A Meyer's-Brigg's type personality test..

Find out if you are an introvert or extrovert, intuitive or sensing, feeling or thinking, and judging or perceptive

The Jargon File (online Version of The New Hackers Dictionary)

 

The Jargon File is a common heritage of the hacker culture. Over the years a number of individuals have volunteered considerable time to maintaining the File and been recognized by the net at large as editors of it.

The Skeptic's Dictionary 

The Skeptic's Dictionary features definitions, arguments, and essays on hundreds of strange beliefs, amusing deceptions, and dangerous delusions. It also features dozens of entries on logical fallacies, cognitive biases, perception, science, and philosophy

The Free Online Dictionary of Computing

 

FOLDOC is a computing dictionary. It includes definitions of acronyms, jargon, programming languages, tools, architecture, operating systems, networking, theory, standards, mathematics, telecoms, electronics, institutions and companies, projects, history, in fact any of the vocabulary you might expect to find in a computer dictionary

 

Strunk's Elements of Style

 

This book is intended for use in English courses in which the practice of composition is combined with the study of literature. It aims to give in brief space the principal requirements of plain English style.

 

Bartlett's Familiar Quotations

 

A Collection of over 8000 Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced to Their Sources in Ancient and Modern Literature.

 

Dictionary

Includes  Roget's Thesaurus and Merriam Webster Dictionary

Dictionary of 160 languages

Links to 800 dictionaries in 160 different languages.

The On-Line Medical Dictionary

 

Use this free online medical dictionary search engine to research and learn about medical terminology, pharmaceutical drugs, healthcare equipment, health conditions, medical devices, medical abbreviations and more.

 

 

 

  Virtual Reference Shelf

Provides links to numerous reference sources - Library of  Congress

 

Maps

Create a map to an address in any city in the USA.

CNET Downloads

A great site to download the latest software.