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Produced by the AARP Public Policy Institute (PPI), it focuses on data for the 50-plus population in the areas of health, income, employment, long-term services and caregiving, nursing, housing, transportation, and demographics.
Collection of hundreds of thousands of acronyms, abbreviations, and initialisms.
Thousands of video lectures from the world's top scholars.
A searchable database of all Oscar-winning categories in the motion picture arts & sciennces back to 1927.
Thousands of photographs and graphics
Definitions of hundreds of thousands of acronyms, abbreviations & initialisms.
New and used book search and price comparison tool.
Two databases created by AARP to facilitate the international exchange of policy and program-relevant information in aging.
Web resources leading to journal abbreviations.
Contains more than 600,000 published abbreviations.
Background information and links on major U.S. public policy issues
Access to a collection of American public radio and television content dating back to the 1950s.
Historic programs of publicly funded radio and television across America, dating back to the 1950s.
A huge number of images from the collections of the Library of Congress.
Comprehensive collection of resources pertaining to the study of the President of the United States.
In-depth information on each president and their administration
Includes political speeches, movie speeches. and much more.
Provides statistics and graphical data on the amount of time people spend doing various activities, such as paid work, childcare, volunteering, and socializing.
Thousands of recordings showcasing audio history from 19th century wax cylinders to the present day; source: British Library
Contains speeches of U.S. women senators and representatives, governors and lieutenant governors, U.S. cabinet members, U.S. Supreme Court justices, and first ladies; international women leaders, presidents and prime ministers.
A guide to museum-quality fine art on the Internet.
Contains over 300,000 digital images and associated catalog data from notable art and architecture collections worldwide.
Provides statistics on religious bodies--both in the United States and Worldwide.
Web sites from prominent organizations and associations world-wide.
Searchable directory of more than 6,500 associations.
Site depicts the spread of printing through Europe in the fifty years following the European refinement of the tools and process to make impressions from movable type cast in metal.
Presents in maps and text complete data about the creation and all subsequent changes (dated to the day) in the size, shape, and location of every county in the fifty United States and the District of Columbia.
Australia's pre-eminent dictionary of national biography. In it you will find concise, informative and fascinating descriptions of the lives of significant and representative persons in Australian history.
Online multilingual dictionaries
Assists the parent-to-be to find that perfect name. Also provides etymologies, and the ability to track name popularity by State or by year (back to the 1880s).
Includes all statewide ballot measures for more than a century. The database is searchable by topic area, with options such as abortion, bond measures, education, elections, health, labor and employment, tax and revenues, transportation and more.
An online encyclopedia of American politics and elections, with a goal to inform people about politics by providing accurate and objective information about politics at all levels of government.
Contemporary and classic quotations in a searchable database.
Provides information on the history, economy, and politics of countries and territories.
The etymology and history of first names.
Over 300 speeches going back to 1774; search by name, school, date or theme.
Site for locating and generating bibliographic citations in MLA, APA and Chicago styles, which you can then download to your computer, or store on their server (free, but registration required).
Reviews of Buffalo area restaurants by semi-anonymous diners (this site has been around since 1988!)
Includes more than 27,000 notable men and women who have shaped our world from ancient times to the present day.
Select list of biographical resources in the Grosvenor Room of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library
"Thousands of biographies of famous and not-so-famous individuals".
Selected biographical sources available to UB faculty, students and staff.
Database contains over 25,000 brief biographies of current and historical persons.
This site "includes an online encyclopedia of hundreds of famous and lesser known figures in African America, full text primary documents and major speeches of black activists and leaders from the 18th Century to the present."
An advanced online video search engine; searches videos from sites like Google Video, YouTube, MySpace, MetaCafe, and more.
UB Libraries' guide to selected resources on locating book reviews
Searches the websites of newspapers & magazines that have book review sections (e.g. New York Times, New Yorker, Slate, The Atlantic, etc.).
One of the oldest and largest video archives; it contains more than 100,000 video clips and thousands of hours of programming that cover the years 1896 to the 1970s.
Covers Buffalo, NY history and architecture.
Series of fact sheets produced by the Partnership for the Public Good designed to put some of the most important data about Buffalo at your fingertips.
Over 100 nonfiction books & periodicals with a Buffalo, NY connection. Most of these scanned texts were originally published from the mid-19th to early 20th century.
Information for visitors and others interested in the Buffalo Niagara area.
News and city guide for Buffalo.
Links to every calculation imaginable.
Comprehensive listing of calendar resources on the Net.
Track campaign finance data by zip code, address, individual name, and PACs.
Searchable listing of U.S. colleges & universities with virtual tours, Webcams, & Web sites.
Canada's official postal code lookup.
The Academy of Canadian Film and Television Awards Database of award winning movies and television programs is provided and maintained by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television.
Invaluable as a reference tool to decipher histories, dates, and abbreviations for chemical, scientific, engineering, and technical journal titles.
An easy-to-use tool for investigating U.S. demographic information.
The China Biographical Database is a freely accessible relational database with biographical information about approximately 360,000 individuals, primarily from the 7th through 19th centuries
China Vitae is a resource of biographical information on more than 4000 Chinese leaders in government, politics, the military, education, business, and the media.
Provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.
Includes working papers from research institutes, conference proceedings, NGO papers, foundation-funded projects, policy briefs, journal literature, and economic indicators.
Illustrates how to cite some common resources in the APA, MLA and CBE/CSE citation styles.
An easy to use web tool for creating citations. Students can utilize it to generate citations in different formats: APA, MLA & Chicago.
Guide provides information and examples for citing sources properly according to the most popular citation style manuals (APA, Chicago, CSE, and MLA).
This British site provides news and analysis of problems facing the world's cities. Site also contains statistics and rankings for world cities.
The official homepage of the city of Buffalo.
Statistical data on United States cities and towns.
An extensive listing of weather links compiled by UB librarians.
Country risk snapshots.
Leads to online sources of rankings arranged by type of program.
" The goal of the Web site is to share facts and figures that students, parents, and counselors should weigh in making decisions about college."
Provides detailed reports on college completion rates for any four year public or private non-profit university in the US using data from the US Dept. of Education's Graduation Survey.
Gives users access to extensive federal data on the student-debt and attendance-cost data for more than 7,000 U.S. higher-ed institutions allowing them to compare institutions.
Free dictionaries from Collins (English, French, German & Spanish).
Database offers constitutions, charters, amendments, and other related documents. Nations of the world are linked to their constitutional text posted somewhere on the Internet.
Compiles all the different provisions related to gender contained in constitutions in countries around the world, available in the original language, along with English translations.
The CPI ranks 180 countries by their perceived levels of corruption, as determined by expert assessments and opinion surveys.
The Knowledge Center is an interactive policy tool that provides access to policy briefs, statistical information, and an extensive collection of past editions of "The Book of the States".
Facts and cultural information on the countries of the world.
Measures vital health factors, including high school graduation rates, obesity, smoking, unemployment, access to healthy foods, the quality of air and water, income, and teen births in nearly every county in America.
Listing of more than 20,000 uncataloged foreign doctoral dissertations held by the Center for Research Libraries.
The C-SPAN Archives records, indexes, and archives all C-SPAN programming for historical, educational, research, and archival uses. Every C-SPAN program aired since 1987, now totaling over 160,000 hours, is contained in the C-SPAN Archives.
Allows you to quickly find where journal titles are available in fulltext in over 245 different electronic collections.
Overviews of life and customs in 100 countries, provided by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
Provides basic cultural tips as well as information relevant to conducting business or studying in various countries.
Databases & guides leading to authoritative news sources.
Site collects links "to inflation statistics, price indexes, and sources of data on changes in the value of money."
An extensive listing of political parties in the United States.
"The purpose of Data.gov is to increase public access to high value, machine readable datasets generated by the Executive Branch of the Federal Government."
Free website makes tables and statistical charts for current events readily accessible.
Over 8,800 historical maps online. The collection focuses on rare 18th and 19th century North and South America maps and other cartographic materials. Historic maps of the World, Europe, Asia and Africa are also represented.
A dictionary of biographical entries for individuals that have contributed to the History of Canada.
Electronic access to Sanborn fire insurance maps for New York State from 1867-1970.
Features overviews of recently defended, unpublished doctoral dissertations in a variety of disciplines in the Humanities and Social Sciences.
Listing of dissertations back to 1861 including many full-text dissertations from 1997 to the present including those done at UB.
Full-text of UB dissertations and theses published after 1996.
Guide for locating UB and other universities' theses and dissertations.
Guidelines for graduation and thesis and dissertation preparation at UB.
Leads to biographical information presented on a wide variety of web sites.
Links to guides that provide general information about legal and business infrastructures in foreign countries.
Free bibliography maker, supports MLA and APA formatting; registration required.
Search a variety of sources of free electronic books simultaneously.
Provides links to websites containing publicly available election data and other electoral information for over 100 countries.
Provides election information and results for over 100 countries.
Find out what journals you can read on your computer.
Recognizing excellence in the television industry.
Online encyclopedias subscribed to by the University Libraries.
Profiles of cities and counties across the United States.
Official site for Erie County, NY.
a full-text collection of the newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press in both English and Spanish.
Comprehensive listinging of information about the living languages of the world.
Emily Post's online etiquette encyclopedia.
Detailed statistics on the European Union & European countries.
Animated images visually portray the evolution of historically important alphabets.
Search engine focuses on finding meaningful content; covers over 800,000 topics.
Full-text stories from nearly 8,000 newspapers, magazines, newsletters, and wire service worldwide, plus transcripts of television and radio news programs.
Over 25,000 quotes online from over 6,700 famous authors.
FAOSTAT provides time-series and cross sectional data relating to food and agriculture for some 200 countries.
Everything about federal elections for the general citizenry, candidates & the media.
Compiles in one place statistics from over 100 federal agencies. Access data by broad topics, agencies, and keywords.
An extensive compendium of state information from basic facts such as listings of official state birds and songs to the steps involved in obtaining public records.
View the graves of thousands of famous and not-so-famous people from around the world.
Guide to locating images on the Web created by Boston University Libraries.
Selected sources for statistical data on population, education, health, environment, business, and politics by zip code.
An effort to centralize the vast quantities of free online lectures and talks into one searchable repository of knowledge. It pulls from a number of reputable sources, including Oxford University, TalksAtGoogle, TED, the Library of Congress, and more.
The Internet's largest site devoted to flags.
A guide to a wide array of authoritative web resources on the countries & IGOs of the world.
Collection of links to Web sites for approximately 245 countries/territories.
Forms of address & salutations for clerics, government officials and more- from Information Please Almanac.
A site that claims to be "the largest pronunciation guide in the world."
Free Lookup for Zip Code, Area code, city, state, time zone, home sales, county and more.
Ranking of the American states based on how their policies promote freedom in the fiscal, regulatory and personal realms.
Comparative assessment of political rights and civil liberties in over 190 countries; produced by Freedom House.
Gale Virtual Reference Library offers complete content of more than 200 book titles from the Gale Group of publishers.
Provides access to news stories & polling information gathered by the Gallup corporation.
Provides a dramatic visual presentation of data and statistical time series.
One-stop shop for gender information, catering to a wide range of users and providing data from a variety of sources.
Contains information about almost 2 million physical and cultural geographic features in the United States and its territories.
Comparative information on countries and cities of the world.
Site contains around 1,000,000 place names representing approximately 900,000 physical or political entities.
Brings together speeches given by women from all around the world
Ranks countries by how well their ageing populations are faring. It is based on four domains that are key enablers of older people's wellbeing: income, health, employment and education, and enabling environment.
Supplies authoritative information about the consumption patterns of billions of low-income people in over 90 developing countries.
The global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) is an international measure of acute poverty covering over 100 developing countries.
Provides the most comprehensive snapshot available of the global state of open data.
"Evaluates and ranks the major cities of the world according to their "magnetism", i.e. their comprehensive power which allows them to attract creative individuals and business enterprises."
Includes country profiles and useful business resources.
Awards presented each year by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association in recognition of the entertainment industry.
Millions of images available for viewing from the Web.
Tool for researching the past & current activity of the U.S. Congress. Covers status of federal legislation, voting records, and information on members of Congress. Note: archival material only dates back to the 1990s.
Community-driven directory which helps users find statistics related to various industries and categories. The service provides statistics and figures reported by credible research firms, media outlets, company reports, and surveys.
Winners back to 1958 of this award celebrating the best of the recording arts and sciences.
A large historical dictionary of English slang.
Comprehensive coverage of all aspects of the visual arts worldwide
A guide to foreign country theses compiled by the NYU Libraries.
Aggregate historical index of human development (HIHD) and each of its dimensions across world regions and countries.
Contains almost 800,000 words from Old English to the present day arranged into detailed hierarchies within broad conceptual categories such as Thought or Music.
Major speeches in audio clip format from the 20th century.
"created to provide detailed mortality and population data to researchers, students, journalists, policy analysts, and others interested in the history of human longevity."
An archive of social science survey data for research.
An archive of social science survey data for research.
Provides links to hundreds of Internet radio stations around the United States.
The online version of the government publication containing all Presidential inaugural speeches.
Online version of the Information Please Almanacs.
Links to international postal code pages.
Northwestern University Library guide connects to key resources and International organizations by subject and by region of the world.
Database of doctoral dissertations in progress around the world.
Provide extensive access to trade and tariff data.
Extensive collection of quotes, sayings and proverbs.
Online tool developed at Cornell University to help users decipher journal title abbreviations.
Large collection of foreign language media materials geared toward students preparing to study abroad & scholars pursuing independent study.
Ranks 50 leading countries according to 20 indicators of economic and noneconomic prosperity.
Site maintains a listing of all congressional staff, all privately financed congressional travel and other documents about the US Congress.
Searchable directory to more than 6,000 freely available online bilingual and multilingual dictionaries.
Guides linked from this page compile digital materials that are available throughout the Libraryís Web site.
List of online encyclopedias from Wikipedia.
"We bring transparency to influential social networks by tracking the key relationships of politicians, business leaders, lobbyists, financiers, and their affiliated institutions."
Estimates the cost of living by community/county or region. The calculator lists typical expenses, the living wage and typical wages for the selected location.
The Lobbyist Registration Tracker, updated weekly, shows which special interests have hired new lobbyists within the last 45 days and includes all registrants since 2008.
Online travel guides; provides brief country information, travel stories, blogs, and more.
"lluminates the connection between campaign donations and legislative votes in unprecedented ways."
Provides mapping tools for worlwide road, satellite, physical and thematic maps.
Explores alternative ways to compare and measure the relative worth of things.
Zip code and other local information.
"The Urban Institute's report card and toolkit for researchers, students, journalists, elected officials and the public on the state of metropolitan economies."
Easily explore and map the inguistic diversity of the United States.
Database with "current economic and social statistics for more than 200 countries and territories of the world." More than 100 indicators (monthly, quarterly and annual data from 2000 to current year).
All the categories are covered back to 1984.
Charts relationships between people and events illustrated by interactive graphs.
Assists anyone in filing governmental requests for information through the Freedom of Information Act, then publishes the returned information on its website and encourages journalism around it.
Information on counties, such as county officials, courthouse addresses, county seats, cities within a county as well as various statistical and geographical information.
Provides CIO contact information, professional biographies, state government links, and state statistics.
Election laws and regulations by state.
"Given a valid U.S. postal address, this server attempts to rewrite the address in the proper format along with the ZIP+4 code."
Interactive map of the United States allowing the user to "map more than 2 million geographic names" in a series of map layers.
National weather conditions plus forecasts; can search site by city
Graphically compare nations based on data from the CIA World Factbook.
Access to thousands of electronic books.
This site contains thousands of definitions about computers, the Internet, and the online world of business, technology & communication.
Access to the full-text of selected electronic theses and dissertations.
Searchable collection of election returns from the earliest years of the American Republic.
Convenient source of ready-reference information on a selected number of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs)--organizations worldwide that are not part of any government, such as nonprofit associations and groups affiliated with the UN or EU.
Official homepage for Niagara County, NY.
"...an intelligence aggregator that tracks the activities of people ... determined to be noteworthy, both living and dead." Basic information including birth/death dates, brief biographies.
Find out about all the winners in Physics, Chemistry, Physiology, Medicine, Literature, Peace and Economic Sciences back to the beginning of the award in 1833.
A collection of links related to all aspects of coins and banknotes worldwide.
Contains an enormous amount of data and information on New York City.
Provides access to over 300,000 images digitized from primary sources and printed rarities in the collections of The New York Public Library
Career information from the U.S. Department of Labor including expected job prospects in a wide range of occupations.
Presents data and ratings on indicators related to "material living conditions & quality of life" for OECD countries, as well as for Brazil and Russia.
Links to city homepages in many countries including the United States & Canada.
Portal for 'official' statistics sites around the world. This includes government agencies, international organisations, NGOs and similar sources.
A guide to over 200 writing systems worldwide.
Searches over 100 online dictionaries.
This is a free and comprehensive resource that is a collection of open college course that spans videos, audio lectures, and notes given by professors at Harvard, Princeton and MIT.
Handy online converter tool for distance & length, mass & weight, speed, time, etc.
An easy-to-use site for calculating & converting all types of measurements.
Indexes all the music playing on more than 100,000 online radio stations and allows users to search across that database and listen to any song.
OATD aims to be the best possible resource for finding open access graduate theses and dissertations published around the world. Metadata (information about the theses) comes from over 600 colleges, universities, and research institutions.
A multidisciplinary repository for European grey literature; includes over 150,000 theses.
Online access to unique and historically important content produced by the public television and radio station WGBH.
Brings together official government information with news and blog coverage to give you the real story behind what's happening in Congress.
The website of the Center for Responsive Politics, which is a non-partisan, non-profit research group based in Washington, D.C. that tracks money in politics, and its effect on elections and public policy.
"This utility will find words with any combination of listed parameters. For example, you can find all 6 letter words that start with "d" and end with "n". Find words that rhyme by searching for words that end with the same letters."
Provide a complete one-stop source for information on social issues.
Provides different points of view by experts on lots of subjects.
Top notch material on all aspects of writing from Purdue University including grammar, plagiarism "dos & don'ts," resume construction and much more.
Traces the development of words in English over time.
Collection of online maps of general interest ordered geographically.
Information for college search and selection, test preparation, and financial aid.
Public opinion polls and surveys on public policy issues.
Seeks to improve public understanding of the diverse Hispanic population in the United States and to chronicle Latinos' growing impact on the nation.
Provides a searchable list of the "meanings and origins of over 2,000 English phrases and sayings.
"Phrases.net is all about common phrases, casual expressions and idioms."
Poetry.net is a huge collection of poems from famous and not-so-famous poets from around the world.
A meta-site for think tank links from around the woe=rld compiled by the University of Michigan.
Guide to public opinion poll Web sites around the World.
Up-to-date polling results affecting trends in elections, government, and business.
Free dictionary for translating into many foreign languages.
Provides access to an archive of sound from around the world.
Simple to use - just find the country you're interested in and type in the location that you need a code for.
A crowdsourced thesaurus.
Pros and Cons of controversial issues
Unbiased information for electoral decision-making.
Presents policy options on topic of societal concern such as abortion, crime, education, gay rights, immigration, race, etc.
Guide created by Cornell University on opinion polls/surveys.
Information about the award and its winners in the categories of Journalism, Letters, Drama & Music back to 1917
A searchable database of over 15,000 quotations.
Categorised lists of quotation.
A directory of radio stations worldwide.
Leads to over 10,000 radio stations and 2,500 audio streams throughout the world.
Useful for tracking down radio stations to listen to. You can search by genre, artist or radio station.
Religion & Politics is an online news journal, dedicated to the two topics thought unfit for polite company.
Access to research focused on a broad range of issues, from absentee voting to polling places and voting technology.
Online guide designed to help you perform research in the University at Buffalo's University Libraries.
Look up synonyms using the third edition (1996) of this classic thesaurus.
Societies worldwide and across all disciplines.
Guide lists University at Buffalo print sources, as well as general websites.
The Self-Sufficiency Standard defines the amount of income necessary to meet basic needs without public subsidies (e.g.food stamps) and without private/informal assistance. The Standard can be found in 37 states and the District of Columbia
Site provides full-length documentary films for free.
Provides an authoritative view of a country's social and environmental strengths and weaknesses.
This search tool targets over 800 academic, government agency, non-profit, and other web sites that provide high quality, downloadable statistical information and data sets
Online tool that helps students to format their bibliographical references according to APA, Chicago, MLA, and Turabian styles.
Provides access to special issues from business trade journals & industry associations; has statistics on products, industries, markets and consumers.
Uniformly presents a large set of speech samples from a variety of language backgrounds. Native and non-native speakers of English read the same paragraph and are carefully transcribed.
For anyone trying to compare places to live on a number of categories such as crime, cost of living, climate, cultural institutions, etc.
A huge number of government resources on all level of government from states to villages.
Links to publicly accessible state agency databases.
Profiles of the health status of individual states including state comparisions.
Directory of State Legislature Websites For U.S. States and Territories.
Extensive list of state data available online.
A compendium of statistical information that covers all aspects of U.S. socioeconomic, political, and cultural affairs.
Collection of Statistical Abstracts of the United States and Historical Supplements, 1789-2012
UB databases dealing with facts and statistical information.
Comprehensive listing of the best resources for statistics on the Web.
Links to federal and international statistical agencies, including the official statistics departments of around sixty countries.
Provides information from federal government agencies on 7 major industires (agriculture, banking, energy, environment, health & safety, housing, and transportation).
All types of symbols are here including hieroglyphics, map symbols, world scripts, and much more.
Resource for English synonyms, antonyms, and definitions.
Links to U.S., Canadian and worldwide telephone directories; also provides links to area code, toll-free and reverse lookup information.
Contains English language medical, legal, financial, and computer dictionaries, plus a thesaurus, acronyms dictionary, and encyclopedias.
Site committed to preserving the untold personal stories of African Americans.
Presents video advertising for United States presidential candidates from 1952 to the present.
Online catalog for Canadian theses and dissertations.
Current local times around the world.
Complete List From 1927 to the present.
British Library interactive timeline allows you to explore collection items chronologically, from medieval times to the present day.
The archives of the theater's most coveted award.
Official Website of Town of Amherst, NY.
Shows the net price by income group for a year of school at more than 3,700 U.S. colleges and universities. It is designed to help students and parents research college costs.
"Compiled in an effort to identify and chronicle the lives of 20th century men and women whose business leadership shaped the ways that people live, work, and interact."
The Map Collection at the University at Buffalo is the largest in Western New York.
Directory of magazines, journals, and other serial publications.
Search tool for United Nations Statistics.
Lists not only biographical information about artists, but includes list of people related to them as well.
Provides information on how to address a letter or postal item to different countries.
Slang dictionary with user-created definitions.
Vincent Voice Library is working to preserve over 100 years of historical spoken word recordings like those of the U.S. Presidents.
VADA is a video archive of English-language accents and dialects gathered from around the globe, providing visual information on language sound pronunciation for the theater community.
View art, maps, architecture, photographs, and more from museums, universities & private collections worldwide.
Definitions of "more 20,000 terms ... [and] more than 6,000 stunning illustrations of a wide variety of objects from all aspects of life."
Buffalo, NY current weather & weather forecast
Website for television's Weather Channel
Links to more than 60 Web sites on Buffalo's weather.
See the best of the Internet.
Information on the disease, the famous person, how it affected his or her life.
Brief biographical information on famous people.
Online compendium of quotations from notable people.
"The WomanStats Project is the most comprehensive compilation of information on the status of women in the world." [free, but requires registration]
Translation dictionaries for French, Italian, and Spanish.
Free access to all data collected in the World Bank Open Data Initiative.
Contains links to websites concerning criminal justice, including a section on statistical resources.
Directory of telephone country codes, prefixes, and numbering systems.
Database of income shares of top end of population for long time periods (e.g. 1875-present) for a variety of countries around the world.
Systematic study of governance quality in over 200 countries; produced by the World Bank.
Data is available on foreign trade, tariffs and services (transport, telecommunication, financial services).
An incredible array of English and foreign language dictionaries and grammars and much more. Includes an online version of the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition.
Search engine for a selection of freely available educational video content.
Search engine built to uncover "semi-structured" data on the web.
Official United States Postal Service ZIP code lookup.