Fast Facts An extensive listing of links for fast factual and statistical information.
Information Please Almanac Fast facts and statistics on history and government, biography, sports, entertainment, business and finance, society and culture, science and technology, weather and climate.
Old Farmer’s Almanac Astronomical events, weather conditions and forecasts, traditional wisdom, gardening tips, and recipes.
World Almanac The City University of New York Office of Library Services offers you the World Almanac and Book of Facts through Lexis Nexis. If you are searching from your home or office computer off campus, you will need to type your 14 digit library barcode in the password box provided in order to gain access to the World Almanac.
African American Faces of Science Biographical information on "African American men and women who have contributed to the advancement of science and engineering." Search by name and profession. This web site includes a detailed bibliography and sources for pictures when available.
Biographical Dictionary More than 28,000 notable men and women spanning the world from ancient times to the present day. Search by birth years, death years, positions held, professions, and other keywords.
Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - present Biographical information on members of Congress from 1774 to the present.
Biography Official site of A&E and the Biography@ Channel. Includes 25,000 biographies, with 15,000 entries from The Cambridge Biographical Encyclopedia.
biography-center A multi-lingual biographical directory. Provides links to biographies available from other web sites.
Busca Biografias Spanish language biographies of famous people from all over the world, from the past to the present
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage 50 biographies of notable Hispanic American women and men.
Distinguished Women of Past and Present Biographies of women who “contributed to our culture in many different ways.” Includes writers, educators, scientists, heads of state, politicians, civil rights crusaders, and artists.
Famous Hispanics in the World and History This web site, “still under construction, [is] dedicated to celebrate Hispanic Heritage in the United States and elsewhere in the world. Search for biographical information on famous Hispanics alphabetically or by subject category.
Lives, the Biography Resource Directory of internet sites. Includes thousands of web sites covering biographies, autobiographies, memoirs, diaries, letters, narratives, and oral histories of “the famous, the infamous, and the not so famous. “ Includes biographical criticism, and special collections for African-Americans, Women, and Latin Americans, Hispanics, and Latinos.
The Nobel Prize Internet Archive Biographical information on all past Nobel Laureates, organized by prize and year. Entries include brief biographical information plus links to related Internet sites.
People Biographical information from the almanacs, dictionary, and encyclopedia of the Infoplease web site. Includes historical and contemporary individuals, some biographies lengthier than others. Search by name or subject category
The Past Men of the Year The last 70 years of Time magazine’s “Man of the Year,” “the single person (man, woman, or even idea) who, for better or worse, has most influenced events in the preceding year.” The full text of the original article is presented along with pictures of the magazine cover from 1927. Browse by decade.
Rulers This site contains lists of heads of state and heads of government of all countries and territories, most back to 1700. Includes subdivisions of various countries and a selection of international organizations.
Voices from the Gaps: Women Writers of Color University of Minnesota’s web site on the lives and works of North American women writers of color. Biographical and critical information including images and quotes of the writers. Search by name, birthday or birthplace, and ethnic/racial identity.
Internet Employment Links from Hostos Career Services Office This webpage created by Hostos Career Services is an excellent source of information regarding the online job search.
Career Journal From The Wall Street Journal. Articles and links to salary and hiring information (including a salary calculator), job hunting advice, managing your career, international careers, and tons more.
CollegeView Career Center A wealth of information covering these broad categories: Career Planning, Assessing Yourself, Types of Career Training, Finding Job Opportunities, Internships, Cover Letters, Resumes, Interviewing.
Job Hunters Bible Advice from Richard Bolles, author of What Color Is Your Parachute. Meant to be a practical manual to the internet for job hunters and career-changers, this web site includes an interactive career assessment test, how to create and post your resume, how to create contacts, and finding career, salary and company information.
Job Options The Career Zone section @ Job Options offers salary information, writing resumes, interviewing techniques and self-assessment surveys online.
Monster Career Center The Career Center @ Monster.com includes resources such as discover your perfect career, resume center, interview center, salary center and customized information on a number of professions.
Occupational Outlook Handbook Published biennially by the federal government this handbook is one of the most important sources about careers. Covers information on employment outlook, educational requirements, salary expectations and professional associations for most occupations.
The Princeton Review Career assessment quiz, career profile, advice from experts in the field, matching your major with a career, finding an internship, and much much more.
The Riley Guide: Employment Opportunities and Job Resources on the Internet A comprehensive career and employment site. Presents how to prepare for a job search, resumes and cover letters, networking, interviewing and negotiating a job offer.
Salary Expert This web site determines the mean salary, total compensation, and an area's salary level in relation to its cost-of-living level for chosen job titles in chosen zip code or metro area.
American Universities An alphabetical directory to homepages for institutions of higher education granting bachelor or advanced degrees in the United States.
TheCenter TheCenter is a research enterprise whose efforts focus on measuring the performance and ranking of top research universities. Their publication entitled
Top 100 Universities is available online.
Center For All Collegiate Information A web directory with hundreds of links to college and university sites. Organized by college and university homepages, departments, graduate programs, admissions offices, international study, collegiate sports, and much more.
College and University Rankings This website, compiled by the University of Illinois, Education and Social Science Library, aims to “ draw together and provide context to various ranking services.” They provide links to undergraduate, graduate, law, business, and international ranking of colleges and universities. The caution and controversy section of this website is extremely informative—a must for those seeking ranking information.
College Board Online The College Board’s mission to prepare, inspire, and connect students to college and opportunity is evident in their web site. Everything you need to know from planning to go to college (test taking), finding and getting into (writing a winning essay) the right college for you, to paying for that education.
College Navigator This new website from offers information on colleges in an easy-to-use format. Information on nearly 7,000 postsecondary institutions in the United State. Search for schools by programs offered, retention and graduation rates, prices, aid available, & much more. Compare up to four institutions in one view, and maintain a list of favorite institutions from different searches.
College View Hobson’s College View is an exhaustive site offering everything from a college search, scholarship search, and financial aid office, to electronic applications and virtual tours of selected colleges.
CollegeXpress A comprehensive site for investigating colleges and universities. Information on colleges, admissions (list of those schools with applications online), financial aid, student center, sports source, parents corner.
Community College Web All you ever needed to know about community colleges including links to over 1200 college web sites, the American Association of Community Colleges, community college statistics, and approximately 200 other related resource sites with information on community colleges.
Embark Online resources for students. Everything you need to “research, plan, apply, finance, and get ready for higher education.” A comprehensive site with elaborate online tools and surveys.
National Center for College Selection NCCS web site with comprehensive information and important links relating to choosing the right college for you. Includes useful ranking information.
Peterson's Education and Career Center Maintained by the same company that publishes the print versions of Peterson's college directories. Provides information about colleges and universities, graduate programs, adult/distance learning programs, private schools, career and educational guidance, studying abroad, and financial aid.
U.S. News and World Report/College Another comprehensive internet source for college information with articles, U.S. News annual RANKINGS, interactive tools, and various guides.
U.S. News and World Report/Community College An important web site for Community College information. Offers articles, community college facts, a search engine, interactive tools and informational guides.
Web U.S. Community Colleges University of Texas (Austin) web site for all regionally-accredited community colleges in the U.S. Colleges listed by state or alphabetical.
Web U.S. Universities UT’s web site contains a list of regionally accredited colleges and universities. Arranged by state or alphabetically.
50 States and Capitals A wealth of information on the 50 United States. Everything from profiles of each state (including narrative or links to data such as state flag, state flower, border states, constitution, county profiles, court system, traffic rules, and live web cams) to state songs, current events and maps.
Background Notes Full text of the U.S. Department of State’s Background Notes updated periodically (with date of publication clearly posted) on the web. Profiles are organized by region and country or international organization. Statistical and narrative information included in each profile: people, history, government, political conditions, economy, foreign relations, us relations, travel and business.
Countries of the World From the Information Please web site. Provides country facts, geographic and population data as well as government, economic and travel information. Country profiles cover basic information on all countries of the world: map, flag, official name, current ruler, capital, monetary unit, languages, ethnicity/race, religions, economy, government, and history. Data collected from questionnaires, C.I.A. World Factbook, and Center for International Research, Bureau of the Census.
Country Health Profiles The Pan American Health Organization, an international public health agency working to improve the health and living standards of the people of the Americas, has posted 1999 summaries of their Country Health Profile reports. Statistical health indicators offered for the countries of the Americas.
Country Studies/Area Handbooks The online version of 101 previously published Country Studies/Area Handbooks. Description and analysis of historical setting, and social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world. Photographs, maps, and charts included when available. Search all country studies simultaneously (by keyword) or browse countries alphabetically.
CountryWatch.com This site provides brief statistical and some fairly extensive information on 191 countries. Population, people, history, economy, agriculture, energy, metals, and environment included. Also provided is current news wire stories, a currency calculator and a variety of maps. Some information and maps available only through subscription.
E-Conflict World Encyclopedia Although repackaged information from several other sources, this site has a clear and easy presentation. Country profiles includes a map, flag, and national anthem (MIDI sound file and lyrics when available), and information on the economy, defense, geography, government, and people. Current weather conditions, news wires are related links included.
Political Database of the Americas This Georgetown University site is available in English, Spanish, French and Portuguese. Most valuable for full text of Constitutions (in native language) and electoral systems information and elections data of the Americas.
World Factbook Alphabetical listing of the Central Intelligence Agency’s country profiles. The profiles are published annually and offer an updated quality reference work for basic statistical data on the countries of the world.
Chancellor’s and University Reports e-Chancellor’s reports from Jan 2005 to the present.
CUNY Intellectual Property Policy CUNY’s official policy and guidelines on intellectual property last updated in 2003.
Gramm-Leach-Bliley Information Security Program This Information Security Program establishes CUNY’s policy for the ongoing protection of Confidential Financial Information and serves as written evidence of an information security program in compliance with 16 CFR 314.3(a).
CUNY Data Books CUNY enrollment, retention, graduation, degrees, student profile data by year, subject and college.
Hostos Data Books Hostos enrollment, retention, graduation, program, and student profile data by year.
American Heritage Dictionary The American Heritage Dictionary, fourth edition brought to you by Bartleby.com. Over 90,000 entries, 10,000 new words and senses, 70,000 audio word pronunciations, 900 full-page color illustrations, language notes and word-root appendixes.
Acronym Finder More than 202,000 abbreviations and acronyms related to computers, technology, telecommunications, and the military The Acronym Finder is not a glossary of terms, web search engine, dictionary, or a thesaurus -- it is only designed to search for and expand acronyms and abbreviations.
Acronyms and Initialisms for Health Information Resources Acronyms for global information and data resources in health, medical, and veterinary sciences.
Discovery School’s Dictionary Plus A Dictionary-Thesaurus and more. A lot of information given in a very clear and user friendly format. Look up related expressions, crossword dictionary and anagram solver as well.
Free Translation.com FreeTranslation.com is an easy-to-use site for rapid translations where you can get the "gist" of foreign language text and web pages.
LOGOS Dictionary Multilingual directory of online dictionaries. Some categories of dictionaries are available in some 91 different languages. Some interesting features: a children’s dictionary with image and sound, and a multilingual crossword dictionary. Hear the pronunciation online.
Merriam-Webster Online Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus online. Other features include Word of the Day, Word Games, Word for the Wise (transcripts of public radio’s popular program) word origins and hear pronunciations online.
OneLook Dictionaries The mother-of-all internet directories of dictionaries. Searches 742 online general and subject specialty dictionaries in English, Spanish and many other languages.
Oxford English Dictionary Prepared by the Electronic Text Center at the University of Virginia Library. Contains the entire text of the 22-volume Oxford English Dictionary, second edition (merging the original OED with supplements). Contains definitions for most of the words in the English language, their pronunciation, word origins, and usage history.
Roget's Thesauri Bartleby.com presents Roget’s II: The New Thesaurus, Third Edition, 1995 and Roget’s International Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases, 1922.
Stands4.com Search for acronyms and abbreviations alphabetically or by subject category.
Thesaurus.com Enter keyword or browse alphabetically or by Roget’s broad categories to find synonyms. Includes an antonym search and dictionary as well.
TravLang Translating Dictionaries Online translation dictionaries. A multitude of combinations for English, German, Dutch, French, Spanish, Italian, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Hungarian, Czech, Afrikaans, Latin, Esperanto.
WordReference.com A bilingual dictionary for English to Spanish, German, French, or Italian and vice versa.
YourDictionary.com A directory of internet dictionaries, more than 1800 dictionaries in 230 different languages. Categories include: Languages, Multilingual, Translations, Language Identifiers, Grammars, Specialized and 'nyms & More (Thesauri, Rhyming, Phrase, Punctuation, Acronym, Synonym, Homophone, Antonym, and Spelling). Articles and word games, too.
Britannica.com The complete Encyclopedia Britannica, as well as articles from top magazines like Newsweek and a selection of editorially reviewed web sites.
Columbia Encyclopedia Bartleby.com brings you this well-known one volume desk encyclopedia. Offers brief articles (nearly 51,000 entries) on a vast range of topics with more than 80,000 hypertext cross-references. Search headings or full text or browse headings.
Compton's Encyclopedia Online Search Compton’s more than 40,000 articles, plus 16,000 pictures, flags, maps, charts, sound, and web sites. Offers multimedia content (plug-ins required). Articles are brief. Year in Review, Current Events, Web Directory, and Teacher’s Guide included.
Encarta Encyclopedia Fairly lengthy articles from the free Microsoft encyclopedia with 17,000 articles and more than 2,200 photos, illustrations, maps, charts, and tables. There is a fee-based encyclopedia and other reference tools offered as well.
updated and expanded with more than 50,000 brief articles plus links with access
to millions of articles and pictures.
Composed of articles from the Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. Search or browse alphabetically.
AnyWho Residential, business, and, government directory.
Cellphone Directory Directory for cellular and satellite phone numbers.
International Dialing Codes International and national direct dialing prefixes and instructions.
International Telephone Dialing Codes Country, area and city codes; international direct dialing prefixes.
Switchboard Residential and business listings.
Telephone Directories on the Web White and Yellow Page directories on the internet.
Yellow Pages, White Pages and Business Directories on Web Directory of directories from over 150 countries of the world.
WhoWhere Interactive name and address search.
AMA Physician Select Information on virtually every licensed physician in the United States--more than 690,000 doctors of medicine (MD) and doctors of osteopathy or osteopathic medicine (DO). Search by physician name or specialty.
American Hospital Directory Provides data for over 6,000 hospitals from Medicare claims data, cost reports, and other public use files obtained from the federal Health Care Financing Administration. Also includes AHA Annual Survey Data.
CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Includes data and statistics, health topics A-Z, and Travelers' health. CDC Information (and links to other health sites) also available in Spanish.
CDC En Español Center Watch Find a wealth of information on clinical trials (more than 41,000 industry- and government-sponsored clinical trials) and new drug therapies recently approved by the FDA. Designed to be a resource for patients interested in participating in clinical trials and for research professionals.
Complete Home Medical Guide The 3rd edition (1995) from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Search or browse chapters in six major sections: using our health care system, wellness, symptoms & diagnosis, first aid & safety, treatment & prevention, and drugs and their use.
Consumer Health Information From the National Institutes of Health. The full text of the most requested NIH publications. Browse by subject or browse by Institute. Links available to homepages of the 27 separate Institutes and Centers of the NIH.
Family Doctor American Academy of Family Practice web site. AAFP handouts and health facts brochures, drug information, herbal and alternative remedies, and self care flow charts. Presented well in easy-to-understand format in English and Spanish (when available). Search by keyword or browse conditions, age group, or bodily system.
HealthAtoZ Offers a wide variety of information and links to health information. Broad topical areas include Your Family (information on women, children, seniors, etc.), Condition Forums (cancer, foot problems, etc.), Wellness Centers (alternative medicine, smokeout center, etc.), Healthy Lifestyles (home, eating, travel, etc.), and Resources (including tests and procedures , information on what the test is, what results may tell you, and risks and precautions associated with test).
healthfinder Developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. A health library consisting of selected online publications, search alphabetically or by age, gender, race, ethnic origin, or healthcare role. Information on health care providers, ratings of hospitals and nursing homes, guides to health insurance, how to report fraud or make a complaint, and privacy issues. And a directory of health web sites from government agencies, clearinghouses, nonprofits, and universities.
Health.gov is a portal to the Web sites of a number of multi-agency health initiatives and activities of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and other Federal departments and agencies.
HealthWeb A project of Ohio State University’s Prior Health Sciences Library and the health sciences libraries of the National Network of the Libraries of Medicine, Greater Midwest’s Region. A directory of online health resource sites. Links to associations, clinical sources, dictionaries, directories, statistics, government information, and more.
Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations Online guides for how to select quality service and evaluative reports for a variety of different types of healthcare organizations such as hospitals, networks, home care, long term care, behavioral health care, laboratory and ambulatory care services. Includes information on how to protect personal healthcare information.
Lab Tests Online Providing “peer reviewed, non-commercial and patient centered” information on lab tests. This site attempts to open previously closed-doors to provide “a link between the patient's presentation of symptoms and the doctor's diagnosis of and prescribed treatment for a particular condition or disease.”
Clinic Health Oasis Consumer
health information from “the experience and
knowledge of the more than 2,000 physicians and scientists of the Mayo
& Conditions A – Z, Condition Centers, Healthy Living Centers, Drug
Information, First-Aid and Self-Care Guide, and Answers from Mayo Specialists,
and numerous personal healthcare interactive tools.
Medical Library Part of the Discovery Health web site, this section offers a medical dictionary, an injuries encyclopedia, a surgical procedures encyclopedia, a medical tests encyclopedia.
Medlineplus Up-to-date, quality health care information from the world’s largest medical library, the National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. Access to extensive information about specific diseases and conditions as well as links to consumer health information from the National Institutes of Health, dictionaries, lists of hospitals and physicians, health information in Spanish and other languages, and clinical trials.
The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy The 17th edition of The Merck Manual available online free of charge. “Covers all the subjects expected in a textbook of internal medicine as well as detailed information on pediatrics, psychiatry, obstetrics, gynecology, dermatology, pharmacology, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, and a number of special subjects.”
Merck Manual--Home Edition Full-text,
searchable consumer edition of the Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy
written for non-professionals. Available in text version or interactive version
enhanced with photos, videos, illustrations, animations, and pronunciations.
National Center for Health Statistics Web site for the Federal Government's principal vital and health statistics agency.
NOAH: New York Online Access to Health Project of The City University of New York, The Metropolitan New York Library Council, The New York Academy of Medicine and The New York Public. Created as authoritative bilingual health information site, English and Spanish.
RxList Links and information on prescription and over-the-counter drugs, and herbal and homeopathic medicines. Search for information on more than 4,500 popular drugs written in English and more than 3,000 in Spanish.
Transcultural and Multicultural Health Links Links to health information on the internet for minority populations for general resources, and classified by ethnic groups, religious groups, special populations (women and gay, lesbian and bisexual).
WebMD A consumer-focused healthcare information
Web site. Their stated mission is “to provide the most objective, credible and
trusted healthcare information and to help people play an active role in
managing their own health.” Offers health news, articles, research reports,
condition-specific centers, and interactive tools.
The New York Public Library (Manhattan, Bronx and Staten Island)
LEO (online catalog for The Branch Libraries)
New York Metropolitan Area Libraries
Atlapedia Online Full color physical and political maps for regions of the world. Also provides key facts and statistics on countries of the world and a school Resource section for teachers and students.
Encarta Atlas Search Microsoft’s maps by browsing alphabetically or links on a world map.
Map Machine Tons and tons of maps brought to you by National Geographic (interactive, high resolution, trial maps, downloads, etc.).
Maps.com A wide variety of free online maps (physical, political, business travel, weather, marine, etc.) as well as various maps for sale.
The Gotham Center for New York City History
A group project housed at The City University of New York Graduate Center. This site’s aim is to “ boost the visibility - for citizens, tourists and students - of New York's badly under-appreciated and under-developed historical assets.” Includes a roster of resources, calendar of events, resources for educators, and discussion groups.
Manhattan Address Locator Find cross streets for Manhattan addresses.
information for NYC Transit, LIRR, Long Island Bus, Metro-North Railroad, and
Bridges and Tunnels. Includes maps
The Official Website of New York City
Reports, finance & budget, newswires, scheduled hearings &
meetings, local laws, links to borough offices and city council
Developed by the NYC Department of City Planning this site provides a wall map displaying the neighborhood names and community district boundaries along with informative statistics on the geographic, demographic and economic profile of New York City. Provides very detailed data for each of the 59 community districts. Very useful site!
Neighborhood Statistics lets New York City residents know how City agencies are performing in their neighborhood by viewing locally mapped performance statistics using a street address or intersection.
Information and links to find out anything at all about our beloved City.
guide to roads, crossings, and exits in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.”
Historical information, rare photographs, maps, and narratives about the history
of transportation in NYC, Long Island, Westchester, and New Jersey.
From NYPIRG’s Community Mapping Assistance Project. Interactive maps displaying district representatives at every level. Includes a number of useful interactive maps for finding information on travel, education, community gardens and much more.
American Factfinder Census data.
Bureau of Economic Analysis Economic data from the BEA.
Bureau of Justice Statistics Crime and justice system statistics from a variety of sources: federal, state, local and international.
Bureau of Labor Statistics Labor statistics and economic data.
Fedstats A gateway to statistics from over 100 U.S. Federal agencies. Search by topic or agency.
Handbook of International Economic Statistics Basic international economic statistics.
International Data Base Statistical tables of demographic and socio-economic data for 227 countries and areas of the world.
International statistics links U.S. Census Bureau provides links to international agency’s statistics. Listed alphabetically by country.
of Congress Country Studies
statistical data from 101 countries and regions of the world.
Minority Links Quick links to latest data on racial and ethnic populations in the United States from the U.S. Census Bureau.
National Center for Education Statistics National and international education statistics from preschool to life long learning.
National Center for Health Statistics Health statistics from NCHS.
Sourcebook Of Criminal Justice Statistics Data from more than 100 sources covering all aspects of criminal justice in the United States, displayed in over 600 tables.
State and Metropolitan Area Data Book Statistics on social and economic conditions in the United States, at state and metropolitan area levels.
on social and economic conditions in the United States. Includes some
international data as well.
U. S. Census Bureau U.S. Census 2000 data provided with narrative, charts and maps. Includes links to a variety of other statistical sites.
statistical data on the countries of the world.
APA Style: The Social Sciences (Research and Documentation Online by Diana Hacker)
APA Style Bibliographic Form (John Jay College of Criminal Justice)
APA Style Citation Examples (James Madison University)
Chicago Style: History (Research and Documentation Online by Diana Hacker)
Chicago (and Turabian) Style Citation Examples (James Madison University)
Electronic References (The American Psychological Association, APAStyle.org)
MLA Examples (Dallas County Community College)
MLA Style: English and other Humanities (Research and Documentation Online by Diana Hacker)
MLA Style Citation Examples (James Madison University)
Resources for Documenting Electronic Sources (links from Purdue University Online Writing Lab)
Using American Psychological Association (APA) Format (Purdue University Online Writing Lab)
Using Modern Language Association (MLA) Format (Purdue University Online Writing Lab)
Calendar Conversions Converts dates between the Julian, Gregorian, Hebrew, French and Julian calendars.
Worldwide Holiday and Festival Site Dates for the fixed and moveable public holidays for countries of the world.