PLANETNEEDS INFORMATION SITES

The Web is drowning in information. We have tried to make sense of it and compile a list of sites which should tell you whatever you need to know. If you need an encyclopedia or dictionary or a language translator or just the facts, then check out the sites below


logo Encyclopedia Britannica
First published in 1768. The "dead tree" version is over 4 feet long, contains 32 volumes and 33,000 pages and now it's online and free. If it's Information you need, you will find it here

logo On-Line Dictionaries
This is undoubtedly the largest collection of dictionaries on the internet. The site has more languages than a United Nations dinner menu. Truly awesome

logo How Stuff Works
This site is tremendous. It does exactly as the title says. It tells you How Stuff Works. Go check it out. You'll be there for hours

logo Farmers' Almanac
Since 1818 the Farmers' Almanac has been providing information and is still going strong. They must have something right

logo Famous Quotations Network
"If you're going through hell, keep going" - Winston Churchill. "Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside a dog, it's too dark to read" - Groucho Marx. This is a wonderful site with hundreds of Quotations from loads of famous people

logo Did You Know?
Fascinating site which will tell you loads of stuff you probably never even thought about

logo Infoplease.com
Daily Almanac, Kids' Almanac and links to more information than anyone really needs to know

logo The World Fact Book
This is a site produced by the Central Intelligence Agency. Don't let that scare you away, there is lots of useful stuff here

logo Altavista Translate
If you need to translate between English, Spanish, French, German, Italian and Portuguese or a Webpage then this is the place to go. It works remarkably well

logo Engineering Fundamentals
Wonderful Engineering data site. If you need to calculate Beam Deflections or need information on Materials, Mathematics, Mechanical Processes, Design, or Formulas and Units, then go here

logo Answers.com
They provide users with an actual answer to a question instead of just a referral to another site where an answer may be found. A very useful site. All you have to do is think of the question

logo The Last Word
Answers to questions you didn't even know needed to be answered. Interesting thoughts here

logo Free Advice (USA)
This is a legal site for consumers and small businesses. It provides general legal information on 100 legal topics. It's not a substitute for personal legal advice from an attorney but is full of infornmation

logo FedWorld
This site has all the latest scoop on what's happening in the US Government and where to find all those interesting US Government sites

logo PlumbDesign Visual Thesaurus
Don't let the Java stop you from going here. This is one of the most unusual and possibly useful sites you will ever see




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