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AARP DataExplorer

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.

Academic Earth

Thousands of video lectures from the world's top scholars.

Academy Awards Database

A searchable database of all Oscar-winning categories in the motion picture arts & sciennces back to 1927.

AccuNet/AP Multimedia Archive


Thousands of photographs and graphics

Acronym Finder

Definitions of hundreds of thousands of acronyms, abbreviations & initialisms.


New and used book search and price comparison tool.

AgeSource / AgeStats Worldwide

Two databases created by AARP to facilitate the international exchange of policy and program-relevant information in aging.

All that JAS: Journal Abbreviation Sources

Web resources leading to journal abbreviations.

Contains more than 600,000 published abbreviations.

Almanac of Policy Issues

Background information and links on major U.S. public policy issues

American Archive of Public Broadcasting

Access to a collection of American public radio and television content dating back to the 1950s.

American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB)

Historic programs of publicly funded radio and television across America, dating back to the 1950s.

American Memory

A huge number of images from the collections of the Library of Congress.

American Presidency Project

Comprehensive collection of resources pertaining to the study of the President of the United States.

American President: An Online Reference Resource

In-depth information on each president and their administration

American Rhetoric

Includes political speeches, movie speeches. and much more.

American Time Use Survey

Provides statistics and graphical data on the amount of time people spend doing various activities, such as paid work, childcare, volunteering, and socializing.

Archival Sound Recordings

Thousands of recordings showcasing audio history from 19th century wax cylinders to the present day; source: British Library

Archives of Women's Political Communication

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.

Association of Religion Data Archives (ARDA)

Provides statistics on religious bodies--both in the United States and Worldwide.

Associations on the Net

Web sites from prominent organizations and associations world-wide.

Associations Online Search Directory (ASAE)

Searchable directory of more than 6,500 associations.

Atlas of Early Printing

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.

Atlas of Historical County Boundaries

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.

Australian Dictionary of Biography

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

Baby Name Wizard

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).

Ballot Measures Database

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. Quotations

Contemporary and classic quotations in a searchable database.

BBC Country Profiles

Provides information on the history, economy, and politics of countries and territories.

Behind the Name

The etymology and history of first names.

Best Commencement Speeches Ever

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).

Bill Rapaport's Buffalo Restaurant Guide

Reviews of Buffalo area restaurants by semi-anonymous diners (this site has been around since 1988!)

Biographical Dictionary

Includes more than 27,000 notable men and women who have shaped our world from ancient times to the present day.

Biographical Resources for Buffalo and Erie County: Selected Sources in the Grosvenor Room

Select list of biographical resources in the Grosvenor Room of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library

Biographies of Erie County, New York

One of several biographical databases provided by

"Thousands of biographies of famous and not-so-famous individuals".

Biography Resources


Selected biographical sources available to UB faculty, students and staff.

Database contains over 25,000 brief biographies of current and historical persons.

Black Past: Remembered and Reclaimed: An Online Reference Guide to African American History

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.

Book Reviews

UB Libraries' guide to selected resources on locating book reviews

Book Reviews Search Engine

Searches the websites of newspapers & magazines that have book review sections (e.g. New York Times, New Yorker, Slate, The Atlantic, etc.).

British Pathe

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.

Buffalo Architecture and History

Covers Buffalo, NY history and architecture.

Buffalo Briefs

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.

Buffalo Full Text

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.

Buffalo Niagara Convention & Visitors Bureau

Information for visitors and others interested in the Buffalo Niagara area.

News and city guide for Buffalo.

Calculators Online

Links to every calculation imaginable.

Calendar Zone

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 Post - Postal Code Lookup

Canada's official postal code lookup.

Canada's Award Database for Film & TV

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.

CASSI (CAS Source Index)

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.

China Biographical Database Project

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

China Vitae is a resource of biographical information on more than 4000 Chinese leaders in government, politics, the military, education, business, and the media.

CIA World Factbook

Provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.

CIAO (Columbia International Affairs Online)


Includes working papers from research institutes, conference proceedings, NGO papers, foundation-funded projects, policy briefs, journal literature, and economic indicators.

Citation Builder

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.

Citing Sources

Guide provides information and examples for citing sources properly according to the most popular citation style manuals (APA, Chicago, CSE, and MLA).

City Mayors

This British site provides news and analysis of problems facing the world's cities. Site also contains statistics and rankings for world cities.

City of Buffalo

The official homepage of the city of Buffalo.

Statistical data on United States cities and towns.

Climate & Weather

An extensive listing of weather links compiled by UB librarians.

College and University Rankings

Leads to online sources of rankings arranged by type of program.

College Reality Check

" The goal of the Web site is to share facts and figures that students, parents, and counselors should weigh in making decisions about college."

College Results Online

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.

College Scorecard

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.

Collins Dictionaries

Free dictionaries from Collins (English, French, German & Spanish).

Constitution Finder

Database offers constitutions, charters, amendments, and other related documents. Nations of the world are linked to their constitutional text posted somewhere on the Internet.

Constitutional Database

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.

Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI)

The CPI ranks 180 countries by their perceived levels of corruption, as determined by expert assessments and opinion surveys.

Council of State Governments Knowledge Center

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".

Country Insights

Facts and cultural information on the countries of the world.

County Health Rankings & Roadmaps

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.

CRL's Foreign Doctoral Dissertations Database

Listing of more than 20,000 uncataloged foreign doctoral dissertations held by the Center for Research Libraries.

C-SPAN Video Library

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.

Cultural Profiles Project

Overviews of life and customs in 100 countries, provided by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

Culture Crossing

Provides basic cultural tips as well as information relevant to conducting business or studying in various countries.

Current Events & News


Databases & guides leading to authoritative news sources.

Current Value of Old Money

Site collects links "to inflation statistics, price indexes, and sources of data on changes in the value of money."

D.C.'s Political Report

An extensive listing of political parties in the United States.

"The purpose of 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.

David Rumsey Historical Map Collection

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.

Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online

A dictionary of biographical entries for individuals that have contributed to the History of Canada.

Digital Sanborn Maps - New York


Electronic access to Sanborn fire insurance maps for New York State from 1867-1970.

Dissertation Reviews

Features overviews of recently defended, unpublished doctoral dissertations in a variety of disciplines in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Dissertations & Theses (Proquest)


Listing of dissertations back to 1861 including many full-text dissertations from 1997 to the present including those done at UB.

Dissertations & Theses @ SUNY Buffalo


Full-text of UB dissertations and theses published after 1996.

Dissertations and Theses: A Guide

Guide for locating UB and other universities' theses and dissertations.

Dissertations, UB guidelines for submitting

Guidelines for graduation and thesis and dissertation preparation at UB.

Distinguished Women of Past and Present

Leads to biographical information presented on a wide variety of web sites.

"Doing Business In" Guides

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.

E-Books MultiSearcher

Search a variety of sources of free electronic books simultaneously.

Election Resources on the Internet

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.

Electronic Journal Holdings


Find out what journals you can read on your computer.

Emmy Awards

Recognizing excellence in the television industry.



Online encyclopedias subscribed to by the University Libraries.


Profiles of cities and counties across the United States.

Erie County

Official site for Erie County, NY.

Ethnic Newswatch


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.

Etipedia: Online Etiquette Encyclopedia

Emily Post's online etiquette encyclopedia.


Detailed statistics on the European Union & European countries.

Evolution of Alphabets

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.

Famous Quotes and

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.

Federal Election Commission

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.

Find A Grave

View the graves of thousands of famous and not-so-famous people from around the world.

Finding Images on the Web

Guide to locating images on the Web created by Boston University Libraries.

Finding Statistics by Zip Code

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.

Flags of the World

The Internet's largest site devoted to flags.

Foreign Countries and Intergovernmental Organizations (IGOs)

A guide to a wide array of authoritative web resources on the countries & IGOs of the world.

Foreign Information by Country

Collection of links to Web sites for approximately 245 countries/territories.

Forms of Address

Forms of address & salutations for clerics, government officials and more- from Information Please Almanac.

Forvo: All the Words in the World. Pronounced

A site that claims to be "the largest pronunciation guide in the world."

Free Lookups

Free Lookup for Zip Code, Area code, city, state, time zone, home sales, county and more.

Freedom in the 50 States

Ranking of the American states based on how their policies promote freedom in the fiscal, regulatory and personal realms.

Freedom in the World

Comparative assessment of political rights and civil liberties in over 190 countries; produced by Freedom House.

Gale Virtual Reference Library


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.

Gender Equality Data and Statistics

One-stop shop for gender information, catering to a wide range of users and providing data from a variety of sources.

Geographic Names Information System

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.

Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names

Site contains around 1,000,000 place names representing approximately 900,000 physical or political entities.

Gifts of Speech: Women's Speeches from Around the World

Brings together speeches given by women from all around the world

Global AgeWatch Index

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.

Global Consumption Database

Supplies authoritative information about the consumption patterns of billions of low-income people in over 90 developing countries.

Global Multidimensional Poverty Index

The global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) is an international measure of acute poverty covering over 100 developing countries.

Global Open Data Index

Provides the most comprehensive snapshot available of the global state of open data.

Global Power City Index

"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.

Golden Globe Awards

Awards presented each year by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association in recognition of the entertainment industry.

Google Image Search

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.

Grammy Awards

Winners back to 1958 of this award celebrating the best of the recording arts and sciences.

Green's Dictionary of Slang

A large historical dictionary of English slang.

Grove Dictionary of Art


Comprehensive coverage of all aspects of the visual arts worldwide

Guide to Thesis Listings (Foreign thesis resources)

A guide to foreign country theses compiled by the NYU Libraries.

Historical Index of Human Development (HIHD)

Aggregate historical index of human development (HIHD) and each of its dimensions across world regions and countries.

Historical Thesaurus of English

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.

HistoryChannel.Com Speeches

Major speeches in audio clip format from the 20th century.

Human Mortality Database

"created to provide detailed mortality and population data to researchers, students, journalists, policy analysts, and others interested in the history of human longevity."

ICPSR: Inter-University Consortuim for Political & Social Research

An archive of social science survey data for research.

ICPSR: Inter-University Consortium for Political & Social Research

An archive of social science survey data for research.


Provides links to hundreds of Internet radio stations around the United States.

Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States

The online version of the government publication containing all Presidential inaugural speeches.

Online version of the Information Please Almanacs.

International Postal Codes

Links to international postal code pages.

International Resources: By Theme and By Region

Northwestern University Library guide connects to key resources and International organizations by subject and by region of the world.

International Theses in Progress

Database of doctoral dissertations in progress around the world.

International Trade and Market Access Data (WTO)

Provide extensive access to trade and tariff data.


Extensive collection of quotes, sayings and proverbs.

Jabbr: Deciphering Journal Abbreviations

Online tool developed at Cornell University to help users decipher journal title abbreviations.


Macroeconomic and social statistics for many countries with sources available.

LangMedia: Resources for World Languages

Large collection of foreign language media materials geared toward students preparing to study abroad & scholars pursuing independent study.

Legatum Prosperity Index

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.

Library of Congress State Resource Guides

Guides linked from this page compile digital materials that are available throughout the Libraryís Web site.

List of Online Encyclopedias

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."

Living Wage Calculator

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.

Lobbying Registration Tracker

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.

Lonely Planet

Online travel guides; provides brief country information, travel stories, blogs, and more.

"lluminates the connection between campaign donations and legislative votes in unprecedented ways."

MapMachine (National Geographic)

Provides mapping tools for worlwide road, satellite, physical and thematic maps.

Measuring Worth

Explores alternative ways to compare and measure the relative worth of things.

Melissa Data

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."

Modern Language Association Language Map

Easily explore and map the inguistic diversity of the United States.

Monthly Bulletin of Statistics Online (MBS)

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).

MTV Video Music Awards

All the categories are covered back to 1984.

Muckety: Exploring the Paths of Power & Influence

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.

NACO (National Association of Counties)

Information on counties, such as county officials, courthouse addresses, county seats, cities within a county as well as various statistical and geographical information.

NASCIO State Profiles

Provides CIO contact information, professional biographies, state government links, and state statistics.

NASS - National Association of Secretaries of State

Election laws and regulations by state.

National Address Server

"Given a valid U.S. postal address, this server attempts to rewrite the address in the proper format along with the ZIP+4 code."

National Atlas of the United States

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 Service

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.

Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD)

Access to the full-text of selected electronic theses and dissertations.

New Nation Votes: American Election Returns, 1787-1825

Searchable collection of election returns from the earliest years of the American Republic.

NGO Database

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.

Niagara County

Official homepage for Niagara County, NY.


" intelligence aggregator that tracks the activities of people ... determined to be noteworthy, both living and dead." Basic information including birth/death dates, brief biographies.

Nobel e-Museum

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.

Numismatics: Coin and Paper Money

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.

NYPL Digital Gallery

Provides access to over 300,000 images digitized from primary sources and printed rarities in the collections of The New York Public Library

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Career information from the U.S. Department of Labor including expected job prospects in a wide range of occupations.

OECD Better Life Index

Presents data and ratings on indicators related to "material living conditions & quality of life" for OECD countries, as well as for Brazil and Russia.

Official City Sites

Links to city homepages in many countries including the United States & Canada.

OFFSTATS: Official Statistics on the Web

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.

OneLook Dictionary Search

Searches over 100 online dictionaries.

Online College Courses

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.

Online Converter

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.

Open Access Theses and Dissertations (OATD)

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.

Open Grey

A multidisciplinary repository for European grey literature; includes over 150,000 theses.

Open Vault

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."

Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center


Provide a complete one-stop source for information on social issues.

Opposing Views

Provides different points of view by experts on lots of subjects.

Our World in Data

An online publication that shows how living conditions are changing. The aim is to give a global overview and to show changes over the very long run, so that we can see where we are coming from and where we are today.

OWL (Online Writing Lab) Handouts

Top notch material on all aspects of writing from Purdue University including grammar, plagiarism "dos & don'ts," resume construction and much more.

Oxford English Dictionary


Traces the development of words in English over time.

Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection

Collection of online maps of general interest ordered geographically.


Information for college search and selection, test preparation, and financial aid.

The Pew Research Center

Public opinion polls and surveys on public policy issues.

Pew Research Center Hispanic Trends Project

Seeks to improve public understanding of the diverse Hispanic population in the United States and to chronicle Latinos' growing impact on the nation.

Phrase Finder

Provides a searchable list of the "meanings and origins of over 2,000 English phrases and sayings.

" is all about common phrases, casual expressions and idioms." is a huge collection of poems from famous and not-so-famous poets from around the world.

Political Sciences Resources: Think Tanks

A meta-site for think tank links from around the woe=rld compiled by the University of Michigan.

Polling Data from Around the World

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.

PopUp Archive

Provides access to an archive of sound from around the world.

Postal Codes

Simple to use - just find the country you're interested in and type in the location that you need a code for.

Power Thesaurus

A crowdsourced thesaurus.

Pros and Cons of controversial issues

Project Vote Smart

Unbiased information for electoral decision-making.

Public Agenda Online

Presents policy options on topic of societal concern such as abortion, crime, education, gay rights, immigration, race, etc.

Public Opinion Surveys

Guide created by Cornell University on opinion polls/surveys.

The Pulitizer Prizes

Information about the award and its winners in the categories of Journalism, Letters, Drama & Music back to 1917

The Quotations Page

A searchable database of over 15,000 quotations.

Categorised lists of quotation.

Radio Station World

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

Religion & Politics is an online news journal, dedicated to the two topics thought unfit for polite company.

Research Database on the U.S. Voting System and Voting Technology

Access to research focused on a broad range of issues, from absentee voting to polling places and voting technology.

Research Tips

Online guide designed to help you perform research in the University at Buffalo's University Libraries.

Roget's II: The New Thesaurus

Look up synonyms using the third edition (1996) of this classic thesaurus.

Scholarly Societies Project

Societies worldwide and across all disciplines.

Scientists & Engineers Biography Guide

Guide lists University at Buffalo print sources, as well as general websites.

Self-Sufficiency Standard

The Self-Sufficiency Standard defines the amount of income necessary to meet basic needs without public subsidies ( 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.

Social Progress Index

Provides an authoritative view of a country's social and environmental strengths and weaknesses.

Social Science Data Search

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

Son of Citation Machine

Online tool that helps students to format their bibliographical references according to APA, Chicago, MLA, and Turabian styles.

Special Issues Index

Provides access to special issues from business trade journals & industry associations; has statistics on products, industries, markets and consumers.

Speech Accent Archive

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.

Sperling's BestPlaces

For anyone trying to compare places to live on a number of categories such as crime, cost of living, climate, cultural institutions, etc.

State & Local Government on the Net

A huge number of government resources on all level of government from states to villages.

State Agency Databases

Links to publicly accessible state agency databases.

State Health Facts

Profiles of the health status of individual states including state comparisions.

State Legislature Websites

Directory of State Legislature Websites For U.S. States and Territories.

Extensive list of state data available online.

Statistical Abstract of the United States

A compendium of statistical information that covers all aspects of U.S. socioeconomic, political, and cultural affairs.

Statistical Abstracts Series

Collection of Statistical Abstracts of the United States and Historical Supplements, 1789-2012

Statistical Information


UB databases dealing with facts and statistical information.

Statistical Resources on the Web

Comprehensive listing of the best resources for statistics on the Web.

Statistical Sites on the World Wide Web

Links to federal and international statistical agencies, including the official statistics departments of around sixty countries.

Statistics for Specific Industries

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.

Telephone Directories Online

Links to U.S., Canadian and worldwide telephone directories; also provides links to area code, toll-free and reverse lookup information.

The Free dictionary

Contains English language medical, legal, financial, and computer dictionaries, plus a thesaurus, acronyms dictionary, and encyclopedias.

The History Makers

Site committed to preserving the untold personal stories of African Americans.

The Living Room Candidate: Presidential Campaign Commercials, 1952-2008

Presents video advertising for United States presidential candidates from 1952 to the present.

Theses Canada Portal

Online catalog for Canadian theses and dissertations.

Think Tank Search

A Google Custom Search of more than 590 think tanks and research centers.

Time and Date.Com

Current local times around the world.

Time Magazine's Man (Person) of the Year

Complete List From 1927 to the present.

Timelines: Sources from History

British Library interactive timeline allows you to explore collection items chronologically, from medieval times to the present day.

Tony Awards

The archives of the theater's most coveted award.

Town of Amherst

Official Website of Town of Amherst, NY.

Tuition Tracker

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.

Twentieth Century American Leaders Database

"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."

UB Libraries Map Collections

The Map Collection at the University at Buffalo is the largest in Western New York.

Ulrich's International Periodicals Directory


Directory of magazines, journals, and other serial publications.


Search tool for United Nations Statistics.

Union List of Artist Names Online

Lists not only biographical information about artists, but includes list of people related to them as well.

Universal Postal Code Addressing Formats

Provides information on how to address a letter or postal item to different countries.

Contains the metadata of the YouTube Channels of the world's Top Universities.

Urban Dictionary

Slang dictionary with user-created definitions.

Vincent Voice Library

Vincent Voice Library is working to preserve over 100 years of historical spoken word recordings like those of the U.S. Presidents.

Visual Accent & Dialect Archive (VARDA)

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.

Visual Collections

View art, maps, architecture, photographs, and more from museums, universities & private collections worldwide.

Visual Dictionary Online

Definitions of "more 20,000 terms ... [and] more than 6,000 stunning illustrations of a wide variety of objects from all aspects of life."

Weather - City of Buffalo

Buffalo, NY current weather & weather forecast

Weather Channel

Website for television's Weather Channel

Weathering Buffalo

Links to more than 60 Web sites on Buffalo's weather.

The Webby Awards

See the best of the Internet.

Well known people with disabilities

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.

WomanStats Project

"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.

World Bank Open Data

Free access to all data collected in the World Bank Open Data Initiative.

World Criminal Justice Library Network

Contains links to websites concerning criminal justice, including a section on statistical resources.

World Telephone Numbering Guide

Directory of telephone country codes, prefixes, and numbering systems.

World's Top Incomes Database

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.

Worldwide Governance Indicators

Systematic study of governance quality in over 200 countries; produced by the World Bank.

WTO Statistics Database

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.

Zip Code Lookup

Official United States Postal Service ZIP code lookup.