Helpful Web Links

Find People and Places

Telephone and Address Directories
AnyWho  http://www.anywho.com/whitepages
Yahoo People Search  http://people.yahoo.com/
Reverse directory  http://reversedirectory.langenberg.com/
International dialing guide  http://www.business.att.com/bt/dial_guide.jsp
USPS Zip Code Lookup  https://tools.usps.com/go/ZipLookupAction!input.action 

Get Directions - Mapping Websites
Google Maps  http://maps.google.com/
Mapquest  http://www.mapquest.com/
Rand McNally http://www.randmcnally.com/ 
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Local, State, and Federal Info

City and Local Information
City of Madison  http://www.cityofmadisonsd.com/
Chamber of Commerce visitor and relocation guides http://www.chamberofmadisonsd.com/
Madison Central School District  http://www.madison.k12.sd.us/
Lake County, South Dakota  http://www.lakecountysd.com/ 
Madison Daily Leader  http://madisonet.com/site/
KJAM Radio  http://www.amazingmadison.com/ 
Dakota State University  http://www.dsu.edu/

SD State Information
South Dakota Home Page  http://www.state.sd..us 
South Dakota State Historical Society  http://history.sd.gov/
South Dakota Public Broadcasting  http://www.sdpb.org/

Federal Government Information
IRS Site  http://www.irs.gov 
Vital Records  http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/w2w.htm
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Library Information
American Library Association  http://www.ala.org 
Library of Congress  http://www.loc.gov/index.html 
South Dakota Library Association  http://www.sdlibraryassociation.org
South Dakota State Library  http://www.sdstatelibrary.com
What's Next Database (searching for books in a series)
    http://www.kdl.org/libcat/WhatsNextNEW.asp 

South Dakota Library Network Databases  http://www.sdln.net/?mode=databases
Obituary Index of the Madison Daily Leader  
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Information for Parents & Prospective College Students
FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid  http://www.fafsa.ed.gov
CollegeNET - college search and resources  http://cnsearch.collegenet.com/cgi-bin/CN/index
Peterson's Guide to Colleges  http://www.petersons.com/college-search.aspx 
Peterson's Guide to Graduate Schools  http://www.petersons.com/graduate-schools.aspx 
Princetown Review - college guide and test prep  http://www.princetonreview.com/  
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Conversion Tools
Metric Conversion Tool  http://www.metric-conversions.org 
Currency Converter  http://finance.yahoo.com/currency-converter
Time Zone Converter  http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html 
Wolfram Alpha Computational Knowledge Engine http://www.wolframalpha.com/
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Free Online Reference Resources

Medical Information
Merk Manual for Diagnosis and Therapy  http://www.merckmanuals.com/home/index.html 
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine  http://nccam.nih.gov/
Physicians Desk Reference  http://www.merckmanuals.com/home/index.html
RxList Internet Drug Index  http://www.merckmanuals.com/home/index.html 

Travel Guides
Dog-Friendly- pet travel guide  http://www.dogfriendly.com/
Great Outdoor Recreation Pages  http://www.gorp.com/
Rough Guides Travel  http://www.roughguides.com/
Tourism Offices Worldwide Directory  http://www.towd.com/ 

Atlases and Geography Websites
Geography - About.com  http://geography.about.com/ 
National Geographic Atlas Explorer  http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/map/atlas

Encyclopedias - General and Topical (and Fun)
Infoplease Encyclopedia  http://www.infoplease.com/encyclopedia/
Encyclopedias.com  http://www.encyclopedia.com/ 
Encyclopedia Britannica free online  http://www.britannica.com/
MedlinePlus medical encyclopedia  http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/encyclopedia.html
Art Cyclopedia  http://www.artcyclopedia.com/ 
Performing Arts Encyclopedia  http://www.loc.gov/performingarts/
Encyclopedia of the World  http://i-cias.com/e.o/index.htm
Internet Encyclopedia of Science  http://www.daviddarling.info/encyclopedia/ETEmain.html 
Star Wars Encyclopedia  http://theforce.net/swenc/
Encyclopedia Titanica  http://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/ 

Dictionaries - English Language and Foreign
Merriam Webster Word Central for kids  http://www.wordcentral.com/ 
Infoplease Dictionary  http://dictionary.infoplease.com/
OneLook - search multiple dictionaries  http://www.onelook.com/
Internet Picture Dictionary  http://www.pdictionary.com/
Multi-Lingual E-Translation  http://www.logos.it/lang/transl_en.html
English & foreign language dictionaries  http://www.thefreedictionary.com/
ForeignWord.com  http://www.foreignword.com/   

Thesauri
Thesaurus.com  http://thesaurus.com/

Famous Quotations
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations  http://www.bartleby.com/100/
Creative Quotations  http://creativequotations.com/
Famous Quotes and Authors  http://www.famousquotesandauthors.com/
Quoteland.com  http://www.quoteland.com/
ThinkExist.com  http://en.thinkexist.com/
Quotes.net  http://www.quotes.net/ 

Biographies
Who2 Biographies  http://www.who2.com/
Short Biographies  http://www.short-biographies.com/
Encyclopedia of World Biographies  http://biography.yourdictionary.com/
From Revolution to Reconstruction Biographies  http://odur.let.rug.nl/~usa/B/
Biographical information about American presidents  http://www.americanpresidents.org/

Fun and Interesting Reference Resources
How to Clean Anything  http://www.howtocleananything.com/
Do It Yourself Home Improvement  http://www.doityourself.com/
Guinness World Records  http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/
Emily Post's Etiquette  http://www.bartleby.com/95/index.html