REFERENCE: TOOLS: HANDBOOKS: General Handbooks and Websites on the Internet Providing Facts and Information: A Selection of Resources
- REFERENCE: TOOLS: HANDBOOKS: General Handbooks and Websites on the
Internet Providing Facts and Information: A Selection of Resources
This list is anything but comprehensive, that would be an impossible task.
This is an attempt to cover a sampling of important general information
handbooks and handbook like websites that provide facts and data that can
be used across subject disciplines and that are useful for tracking down
details and knowledge of specific matters in the handbook's field of
REFERENCE HANDBOOKS ON THE INTERNET
SOURCES FOR QUICK FACTS AND INFORMATION
What is a Handbook?
A concise reference book providing specific information
about a subject or location
Handbooks and Manuals
Handbooks and manuals are two different things but often
the two words are often used interchangeably.
HANDBOOKS are summary overviews of an extremely
broad subject. They are often similar to textbooks.
The definition of handbook used here is leaning more toward a source
for quick and concise information on topics within the subject of the
handbook. The term handbook is used here liberally to mean sources
on the internet, whether digitized book or web resource that is
organized to provide extensive but factual information on the
topic of the site. The websites also are organized to facilitate the
information needed from that site through contents lists, sitemaps,
site search tool or an index to the site. Current reference tool
listings often ignore this format of tool in the lists by type of tool.
Nevertheless, the handbook is a
A Selection of Valuable Handbooks
Country Studies - Federal Research Division, Library of Congress
The Country Studies Series presents a description and analysis of the
historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national
security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world.
The World Factbook
Notes and Definitions
Guide to Country Profiles
Guide to Rank Order Pages
History of The World Factbook
Contributors and Copyright Information
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Flags of the World
Gallery of Covers
Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Foreign Governments
CIA Maps and Publications
The Central Intelligence Agency's Maps and Publications
Released to the Public is a listing of all unclassified maps and
publications available to the public for purchase from
GPO and/or NTIS.
Guinness Book of Records
This site contains lists of heads of state and heads of government
(and, in certain cases, de facto leaders not occupying either of those
formal positions) of all countries and territories, going back to about
1700 in most cases.
Chronicle of relevant events since 1996
Electronic Statistics Textbook (Electronic Textbook StatSoft)
"This Electronic Statistics Textbook offers training in the
understanding and application of statistics.
The material was developed at the StatSoft R&D department
based on many years of teaching undergraduate and graduate
statistics courses and covers a wide variety of applications,
including laboratory research (biomedical, agricultural, etc.),
business statistics and forecasting, social science statistics and
survey research, data mining, engineering and quality control
applications, and many others.
The Electronic Textbook begins with an overview of the relevant
elementary (pivotal) concepts and continues with a more in depth
exploration of specific areas of statistics, organized by "modules,"
accessible by buttons, representing classes of analytic techniques.
A glossary of statistical terms and a list of references for further
study are included."
Guide to Grammar and Style
By Jack Lynch
The Encyclopedia of World History
Ancient, Medieval, and Modern
The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy
E. D. Hirsch, Jr., Joseph F. Kett, James Trefil
Third Edition: Completely Revised and Updated
The American Heritage Book of English Usage
A Practical and Authoritative Guide to Contemporary English
The King's English
The American Language
An Inquiry into the Development of English in the United States
The Elements of Style
William Strunk, Jr.
The Cambridge History of English and American Literature
An Encyclopedia in Eighteen Volumes
Anatomy of the Human Body
The Bartleby.com edition of Gray's Anatomy of the
Human Body features 1,247 vibrant engravings-
many in color-from the classic 1918 publication,
as well as a subject index with 13,000 entries
ranging from the Antrum of Highmore to the
Zonule of Zinn.
Robert's Rules of Order
Revised for Deliberative Assemblies
General Henry M. Robert, U.S. Army
Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States
George Washington to George W. Bush
& Related Reference Tools
An Acquisition Resource
By Gary Price
Plagiarism: a guide for law lecturers
Alison Bone, University of Brighton
LLRX.com (Law Reference)
Zimmerman's Research Guide
Law Library of Congress
Locating the Law: A Handbook for Non-Law Librarians
"The most comprehensive resource for industrial information"
Statistical Abstract of the United States
State and Metropolitan Area Data Book
USA Counties 1998
County and City Data Book
State and County Quick Facts
MapStats: United States
The First Amendment Handbook
The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy
The Merck Manual Of Geriatrics, 3rd Edition
The Merck Veterinary Manual
United States Government Manual
Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2004-05 Edition
U.S. Immigration Handbook
TERENA's Guide to Network Resource Tools
International Addresses and Salutations
The Handbook of Latin American Studies
United Nations System Pathfinder
(215) 204 - 4584
Digital Divide Network
Medical professionals in the field of podiatry tend to use footbooks
rather than handbooks.