• Answerbag
    Answerbag is a user-generated set of frequently-asked questions (FAQs). It is built and policed by its users, a worldwide information community that is working together to make Answerbag an authoritative collection of questions and answers on relevant topics.
  • Human Development Report
    Development indicators such as Gross Domestic Product (GDP), life expectancy, and adult literacy rates for over 100 countries are only a few of the statistics found in the United Nations Human Development Report.
  • Martindale's Calculators Online Center
    Find over 18,000 calculators that calculate everything from tipping to interest amortization. Arranged alphabetically by subject.
  • OANDA: the Currency Site
    A simple-to-use currency converter that computes exchange rates from U.S. dollars to any foreign currency.
  • Official U.S. Time
    Highly accurate, official U.S. government site showing time zones across the U.S. and its territories. Displays large, easy-to-read numerals, and shows where in the world the sun is currently shining.
  • Ohio Labor Market Information
    Find reports and data about employment levels, unemployment rates, wages and earnings, employment projections, jobs, training resources and careers on this State of Ohio site.
  • Online Conversion
    Convert length, temperature, speed, volume, weight, currency and more instantly with this tool. It covers more than five thousand units of measurement.
  • Polling Report
    The Polling Report publishes the results of the latest surveys (by respected polling organizations like Gallup, Harris, and Princeton Survey Research Associates) on health care, taxation, welfare, education, environmental policy, and the other major issues of the day. Visit this web site to view a sampling of the data available in The Polling Report.
  • Postage Price Calculator from the USPS
    This United States Postal Service site lets you easily calculate postal rates for domestic and international mail.
  • - Urban Legends
    A good source for confirming whether urban legends, in categories such as movies, television, and quotes, are true or false.
  • State and County QuickFacts
    State and County QuickFacts provides frequently requested Census Bureau information at the national, state and county level.
  • Straight Dope
    This is the official site for the editor of the syndicated column The Straight Dope. It answers all sorts of unusual reference questions and enables you to search the Straight Dope archives.
  • Time and
    Gives the time and date for anywhere in the world, plus calendars.
  • U.S. Postal Service ZIP Code Lookup
    Search by address or city for ZIP codes, or find all cities in a ZIP code here.

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  • American Community Survey Profile
    A useful supplement to census data, this site contains statistics estimates from 2000 for Franklin County. It covers population demographics, social and economic characteristics, and housing.
  • ChildStats
    ChildStats offers easy access to federal and state statistics and reports on children and their families, including: population and family characteristics, economic security, health, behavior and social environment,and education.
  • Community Research Partners
    DataSource, put together by Community Research Partners, allows you to create customized maps, tables and reports for a variety of geographic areas using Census data and other sources. Free registration is required to use this resource.
  • Population Reference Bureau
    Find up-to-date world demographics here, as well as links to other population-related sites, such as the World Data Sheet. Statistics for the world, regions, or countries cover a variety of topics -- general population, crime, education, environment, health and many other areas.
  • State and County QuickFacts
    State and County QuickFacts provides frequently requested Census Bureau information at the national, state and county level.
  • United States Census
    Look here for U.S. demographic data and census information, including statistics from past censuses, current population reports, Catalog of Products, news about Census 2010, and information on the Bureau of the Census.
  • United States Historical Census Data Browser
    This helpful resource is a good place to visit for historical census statistics. The data presented here describes the people and the economy of the U.S. for each state and county from 1790 to 1960.
  • Vital Records Information
    This site contains information about where to obtain vital records such as birth, death, marriage, and divorce records from each state and county of the United States. It also has links to foreign vital records sites.

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  • Doctor Finder
    The American Medical Association's Physician Select provides basic professional information such as address, birthdate, and date of graduation from medical school on virtually every licensed physician in the U.S.
  • Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Locator
    This national directory of lawyers and law firms is searchable by name or firm and includes ratings of lawyers.
  • NumberWay
    Find international white and yellow page phone books here!
  • Telephone Directories on the Web
    This site is the Internet's original and most complete index of online phone books, with over 400 links to yellow pages, white pages, e-mail addresses, and fax listings from over 170 countries.

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  • Classroom Clip Art
    Find 30, 000 free clip art images, illustrations and photographs for every occasion here.
  • National Gallery of Art
    Find images of more than 5,600 objects in the National Gallery's collection.
  • New York Public Library Picture Collection Online
    The Picture Collection Online is a collection of 30,000 digitized images from books, magazines and newspapers as well as original photographs, prints and postcards, mostly created before 1923.
  • Pics4Learning
    Pics4Learning is a copyright-friendly image library for teachers and students. It consists of thousands of images that have been donated by students, teachers, and amateur photographers.
  • Picsearch
    Search a large index of family-friendly images here.
  • Smithsonian Images
    Access numerous photo collections on a variety of topics from the Smithsonian.
  • The National Archives: Online Exhibits
    Find old photographs, images of historic documents and more on the National Archives exhibit site.

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Libraries & Their Catalogs

  • Internet Public Library 2
    The Internet Public Library is the first public library of the internet, with web sites selected by librarians. It includes over 30,000 web sites arranged in various subjects and a subject directory of more than 10,000 web sites selected and evaluated by librarians for their usefulness to public library customers.
  • OhioLINK
    OhioLINK, the Ohio Library and Information Network, contains research databases and links to academic -- university and college -- library catalogs in Ohio, such as OSCAR, the online catalog of the Ohio State University.
    The Ohio Public Library Information Network site provides links to libraries, Ohio job postings, current events, and Ohio travel. OPLIN offers links to research databases through local public libraries.
  • The WWW Virtual Library
    This site is the oldest catalog of the World Wide Web. It is a high-quality guide to many subjects found on the internet.

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  • Bureau of Justice Statistics
    Use this U.S. Dept. of Justice site to find up-to-date statistics on crime--victims, offenders, firearms and other weapons, and many other topics. This site also leads you to online versions of the Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics and the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports.
  • Centers for Disease Control WISQARS
    WISQARSTM (Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System) is an interactive database system that provides customized reports of injury-related data.
    This site collects and analyzes data from numerous sources to create detailed and interesting profiles of United States cities.
    This site provides information on people, housing, transportation, jobs, colleges and universities, mortgages/real estate, commuting and more covering 20,000+ communities.
  • Consumer Expenditure Survey
    The Consumer Expenditure Survey (CEX) program consists of two surveys—the quarterly Interview survey and the Diary survey—that provide information on the buying habits of American consumers, including data on their expenditures, income, and consumer unit (families and single consumers) characteristics.
    Datasets generated by the Executive Branch of the Federal Government.
  • GeoHive: Global Statistics
    Welcome to GeoHive, a site with geopolitical data, statistics on the human population, Earth and more. The main kind of data you can find here is population statistics of regions, countries, provinces and cities. Next to that there are some statistics on economic factors like wealth, infrastructure; statistics on natural phenomena; ....... and yet, even more.
  • National Center for Education Statistics
    The National Center for Education Statistics is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data that are related to education in the United States and other nations.
  • National Center for Health Statistics
    The National Center for Health Statistics is the Federal Government's principal vital and health statistics agency. The Center's data systems include information on health status, lifestyle and exposure to unhealthy influences, the onset and diagnosis of illness and disability, and use of health care.
  • National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS)
    The National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) web site provides an extensive collection of statistics on crime-related topics such as gun violence, victims of crime, and drugs and crime. Also, the NCJRS database contains summaries of more than 160,000 criminal justice publications, including Federal, State, and local government reports, books, research reports, journal articles, and unpublished research.
  • Office of Policy Research and Strategic Planning
    The Office of Policy Research and Strategic Planning provides data and analysis on the Economic, Industrial, and Demographic trends of the State of Ohio, its businesses and its people.
  • Ohio County Profiles
    Convenient statistical tables showing population, land area, and demographic information for each county in Ohio.
  • Ohio Department of Health
    This site contains health statistics for Ohio and its counties. You will find state and local data on cancer, immunizations, infectious diseases, occupational diseases, women's health, and more.
  • Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics
    The Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics brings together data from more than 100 sources about many aspects of criminal justice in the United States. These data are displayed in over 1,000 tables.
  • State Health Facts Online
    The Kaiser Family Foundation's State Health Facts Online contains the latest state-level data on demographics, health, and health policy, including health coverage, access, financing, and state legislation.
  • Statistical Abstract of the United States
    A wide range of statistics are available here, provided by the United States Bureau of the Census.

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