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Almanacs and Factbooks

  • Acronym Finder - Comprehensive database of acronyms, abbreviations, and initialisms with more than 198, 000 definitions.

  • The Old Farmer's Almanac - Since 1792, The Old Farmer's Almanac has published useful information for people in all walks of life: tide tables for those who live near the ocean; sunrise tables and planting charts for those who live on the farm; recipes for those who live in the kitchen; and weather forecasts.

  • Information Please - Collection of almanacs, with a dictionary and encyclopedia.



  • Career Builder - Find a job, post your resume, fill a position.
  • Career OneStop- Find a job, post your resume, fill a position.
  • Monster- Find a job, post your resume, fill a position.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook - Revised every two years, the Handbook describes what workers do on the job, working conditions, the training and education needed, earnings, and expected job prospects in a wide range of occupations.
  • Women's Job List

Citation & Writing Style Guides 

Directories & Search Engines

Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

  • Encyclopedia Mythica
  • Index to Organism Names - Currently covers animals (all names reported in Zooligal Record since1978 and including those protists generally considered animals), algae, bacteria, fungi, and mosses.



  • Newslink - Connect to over 65  most linked to newspapers and TV stations  from major cities around the country - including:  Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, New York Times, Miami Herald, USA Today, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Chicago Tribune, Charlotte Observer, The State (Columbia, SC), Wall Street Journal, and many others.
  • South Carolina Digital Newspaper Program - The South Carolina Digital Newspaper Program (SCDNP) at the University of South Carolina Libraries is one of many state programs participating in the National Digital Newspaper Program, a national effort to preserve America's historical newspapers. SCDNP digitizes historic South Carolina newspapers and facilitates their free access in the full-text searchable newspaper database,Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers, made possible through grants funded and administered by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Library of Congress (LC).
  • South Carolina Newspapers:
    The State 
    The Times and Democrat

Quotations & Speeches

Resources by Subject


  • Gallup - Measurement and analysis of politics & elections, business & the economy, social issues & policy, lifestyle, and more (Gallup Organization)
  • SC Kids Count - South Carolina Kids Count reports identify several dozen problems that measure the condition of  children in six major areas: families, economic status, health, readiness and early school performance, student achievement, and adolescent risk behaviors.
  • Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics Online - Data about all aspects of criminal justice in the United States.
  • South Carolina Statistics and Statistical Reports by SCIway - South Carolina Information Superhighway.  Includes South Carolina Statistical Abstracts, area statistics and rankings, and Kids Count.
  • United States Census Bureau - Provides statistics on  people, families, housing, education, income, our economy, and more. Mapping capabilities. 
  • World Bank Data and Research - Provides world development indicators by topic, methods and modeling tools for working with data, and more