Recommended Web Sites
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  Almanacs   Government Information
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  Citation Guides   Libraries, Archives, and Museums
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  Conversion Tables   News
  Copyright & Plagiarism   Quotations
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  Dictionaries & Thesauri   Sciences
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  Egypt & Middle East   Statistics
  Encyclopedias   Web Evaluation


Information Please Almanac
Compendium of up-to-date facts and figures



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Careers and Employment

General Career Information

Job Postings:

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Citation Guides

 Colleges and Universities

Conversion Tables

Copyright and Plagiarism

Country Information

    Country Studies/Area Handbooks
    "This website contains the on-line versions of books previously published in hard copy by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress under the Country Studies/Area Handbook." (from web site)

    Economist Country Briefings
    News, country profiles, forecasts, statistics

    Middle East Network Information Center (MENIC)
    "The objective of UT International Network Information Systems is to provide international users with access to academic databases and information services worldwide, and to provide area studies scholars around the world with access to information on and from the regions covered by different Centers." (from web site)

    Nation Master
    An extensive resource for statistics and maps. Customize statistics, maps and graphical tables by selecting the countries you want to compare; includes an integrated encyclopedia.

    PAIR: Portal to Asian Internet Resources
    "Offers scholars, students and the interested public more than six thousand professionally selected, cataloged and annotated online resources." (from web site)

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Dictonaries and Thesauri

    Oxford English Dictionary (OED) (AUC only)

    Oxford Reference Online (AUC only)
    This database brings together some 100 Oxford University Press dictionaries and reference titles in a single searchable interface, containing more than 1.5 million dictionary definitions. (Source: Rogets)

    The most comprehensive and authoritative online dictionary portal with links to hundreds of dictionaries, including over 200 language dictionaries (including Arabic), specialized dictionaries in over 70 different subject areas, grammar pages for many languages, and much more.

Arabic-English and English-Arabic Dictionaries

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    California Digital Library's E-scholarship Editions
    Access to digital texts and monographs, including more than 1,400 UC Press titles. A significant number of the electronic books are available for free to the public

    History E-Books (AUC Only)
    Collection of nearly 800 books considered to be of major importance to historical studies

    Online books page (University of Pennsylvania)
    A listing of over 20,000 FREE books on the Web compiled by the University of Pennsylvania Library.

    Project Gutenberg
    The Internet's oldest producer of FREE electronic books in the public domain. Search or browse by author or title.

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Egypt and Middle East

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Government Information

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Human Rights

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International Organizations

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Laws and Legislation

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Libraries, Archives and Museums

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Maps and Atlases

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Search Engines and Web Directories

    Google (search engine and directory - can limit your search to images, groups, news)
    Try the advanced search for more search options and limits

    LII (Librarian's Index to the Internet)

    Open Directory Project (dmoz)

    Search Engine Showdown
    Comparison and analysis of search engines, includes reviews

    Search Engine Watch

    Directory of search engines, includes reviews and news about search engines

    Vivisimo (metasearch engine - uses document clustering)
    Searches MSN, Netscape, Lycos, Looksmart, Overture, BBC, LII, CNN, New York Times, USAToday, Reuters, CBC, Washington Post, BBCNews, YahooNews, YahooBizNews, YahooSportNews, Union Tribune, PBS, FirstGov, Business, ebay, ebayFull, Britannica, Delphion, PubMed. Use the Advanced Search for more limits and options.

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    "HighWire Press is a division of the Stanford University Libraries, which produces the online versions of high-impact, peer-reviewed journals and other scholarly content. HighWire Press hosts the largest repository of free full-text life science articles in the world, with more than 600,000 free, full-text articles online. (from web site).

    Links for Chemists
    From the WWW Virtual Library
    This is a gateway to authoritative selected science information provided by U.S. Government

    Scirus: for scientific information only
    A comprehensive science-specific search engine. Locates scientific, technical, and medical data on the Web, including research reports, peer-reviewed articles and journals, university sites, and scientists' homepages.

    Visual Elements Periodic Table

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Standardized Tests

Official Information

Free Preparation Sites

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Egypt and Middle East

    CAPMAS (AUC Only)
    Ask at the Main Library Information Desk for access instructions

United States

Nation Master
An extensive resource for statistics and maps, organized mainly by country, but also by topics. Customize statistics, maps and graphical tables by selecting the countries you want to compare; includes an integrated encyclopedia.

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Web Evaluation

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