Dictionaries and Thesaruses
Merriam-Webster OnLine The site is easy to use and very fast. (Additional levels such as collegiate and unabridged are available by subscription.) Merriam-Webster’s Online Thesaurus is also accessible through the home page.
Ask Oxford In addition to the dictionary’s quick, simple definitions, users have access to all of AskOxford.com.
The American Heritage® Dictionary American Heritage has long been known for its etymology. Includes pronunciation. Links to other Bartleby.com resources are available from this home page.
Dictionary.com Simple, easy. Includes pronunciation and etymology without additional links. Includes link to thesaurus.
Thesaurus.com Quick and easy to use!
Thinkmap's Visual Thesaurus The remarkable and inventive way to power your vocabulary. The Visual Thesaurus is an interactive dictionary and thesaurus with an innovative display that encourages exploration and learning.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
FedStats - the gateway to statistics from over 100 U.S. Federal Agencies
The CIA World FactBook
State and Local Government on the Net
State and Local Government (Library of Congress)
Maryland State Government Access