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Reference works for Language Studies

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Columbia Gazetteer of the World
This site offers a database of names, descriptions, and characteristics of over 165,000 places in the world.

The Ethnologue is an encyclopedic reference work cataloging all of the world’s 6,912 known living languages. Includes statistics.

Converts one kind of currency into another for any day since January 1, 1990. Updated 8 pm daily EST.

IATE is a multilingual term bank developed for European Union Institutions and Agencies to assist translators and other language professionals.

Directory of online bilingual and multilingual dictionaries. Currently has links to over 4000 bilingual and multilingual dictionaries and glossaries freely available on the Internet.

The Omniglot website provides info on how to type foreign language characters in Windows, Mac O/S, HTML and more.

A guide to over 200 writing systems, including pronunciation guides for languages.

Oxford Reference Online
Contains entries from over 100 major discipline-related dictionaries and other publications from Oxford University Press. Coverage includes the sciences, foreign languages, art and architecture, politics, business, literature and more.

U.S. State Department links to embassies and consulates of the United States Government all over the world.

Offers demographic information on countries around the world, including description of the country's government, economic development, communications, transportation, population statistics, languages, and ethnic groups.

World time zone map with current time.