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Acronyms/Abbreviations

Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Initialisms Frequently Used by Oak Ridge DOE Contractors

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Look up 61,000 acronyms/abbreviations and their meanings. A searchable database containing common acronyms and abbreviations about all subjects, with a focus on computers, technology, telecommunications, and the military.

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Enter an acronym to find its corresponding full name or phrase.

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Almanacs

World Almanac 1868-Current Books Brief Information Full Text

Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia and four almanacs offers a fundamental reference source for students, library patrons, library reference staff, and scholars alike, includes biographies, encyclopedia entries, facts, statistics.

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Associations/Professional Organizations

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Links to the homepages of over 16,000 non-profit organizations. Find organizations, jobs, internships, events and more, in 152 countries.

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Produced by the University of Waterloo, this site provides links to nearly 1,300 worldwide associations and societies, academies, federations, and other groups pursuing scholarly activities. By the University of Waterloo.

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Links to over thousands of organizations. Search by group name, country, region, mission or group focus.

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Biographies/People

Enables users to locate biographical entries contained in more than 1,000 volumes and editions of important current and retrospective biographical reference sources.

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Biography Resource Center combines Gale biographies with related full-text articles from magazines and newspapers, thousands images, and links to vetted websites.

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Featuring retrospective coverage from Biography Index back to its first publication in 1946, it combines retrospective coverage with current indexing. Previous vendor was Wilson.

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Census/Demographics

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Includes data for individual countries

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National, state, county, place & county subdivision, metropolitan area

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Certification

By the University of Kentucky.

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Children's Literature

Part of Biography Resource Center.

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Publication information and MARC records on over 600,000 children's books, and more than 100,000 reviews.

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No copyright restrictions.

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Lists resources related to books for children. By the University of Calgary.

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Offers abstracts of over 5000 children's picture books; search capabilities for over 950 keywords, including topics, concepts, and skills which describe each book; and weblinks for keywords so one can integrate up-to-date content knowledge with the picture book resources. By Miami University.

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Creates a tailored reading list of quality children's literature or to find out if a book has won one of the indexed awards. By Lisa Bartle.

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Selection of 800 sketches from Something About The Author.

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By Rutgers University.

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Colleges and Universities

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CollegeSource Online features over 13,624 College Catalogs in complete cover-to-cover, original page format representing 2-year, 4-year, graduate and professional schools.

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By the University of Florida.

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Directory of colleges and universities.

Includes technical and distance learning programs, and other institutions of higher education.

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Country Information

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Theory and research in international affairs, publishing a wide range of scholarship from 1991 onward.

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In World Bank.

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Search by word or country then go to the education section. By the Library of Congress.

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Dictionaries

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The definitive dictionary and record of 1000 years of the English language with present-day meanings and histories of individual words traced through quotations, from literature, periodicals, and specialist sources. Also available in print. Main Library Reference -- PE1625.M7 1989.

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Directories

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Universities worldwide.

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Selectively ncluded in Biography Resource Center.

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Encyclopedias

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Premier encyclopedia for behavioral and social sciences.

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Grants

Database of federal programs available to state and local governments

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The Federal Register is the official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents.

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Fund raising opportunities, updated weekly

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Fund raising opportunities in education

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Handbook

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E-Access contains full-text articles and chapters regarding research, trends, technologies, and challenges in the fields of information science, technology and management.

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Newer edition in Reference GV 731 .H85 2004 Move to reference. Older to gencol

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Statistics

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Primary government agency for collecting and analyzing educational data for the U.S. and its comparison to those of other countries.

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Indexes statistical publications and some full text. Previous title Lexis Statistical insights

Includes:

  • Statistical Abstract of the United States.
  • American Statistics Index (ASI) 1974-
  • Statistical Reference Index (SRI) 1980-
  • Index to International Statistics (IIS) 1983-

The UCF Library has the full text of some ASI, SRI, and IIS reports in print or microfiche. Tips for Searching.

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Test Prep

By Peterson's.

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By Peterson's.

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By Peterson's.

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By Peterson's Part of the Testing & Education Reference Center.

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By Peterson's.

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Part of the Testing & Education Reference Center, a database used for searching colleges, test preparation, searching vocational to career schools, planning education finances and scholastic opportunities.

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Part of the Testing & Education Reference Center by Petersons.

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Part of the Testing & Education Reference center by Peterson's.

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Included as part of the Testing & Education Reference Center by Peterson's.

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Included as part of the Testing & Education Reference Center by Peterson's.

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Thesauri

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Yearbooks

Information about and reviews of English-language standardized tests covering educational skills, personality, vocational aptitude, psychology, and related areas. MMY provides coverage from Volume 9 to the present.

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Search by alphabetical or category listing or test titles by keyword to access information just as it appears in the test description portion of The Mental Measurements Yearbook series.

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