Renton Technical College Library

Reference Links -

Useful for students and faculty in any program.



2008 World Factbook

Information on over 250 countries.  Compiled by the Central Intelligence Agency.


2007 Washington State Data Book

Information and statistics on Washington State's population, economy, government, education and more.

This offers definitions and pronunciations of over 12,000 English words.


APA Formating - OWL at Purdue University

How to use APA (American Psychological Association) style to cite references for your papers.


Citation Style for Research Papers

Sponsored by Long Island University, this offers links to MLA, APA, Turabian, Chicago and AMA citation format information. Also see these helpful University of Washington tools, the APA Styleguide and MLA Styleguide. Or this Eastern Washington University flash tutorial Citing Your Sources. Or this Bellevue College tutorial on putting together an APA citation.


Cool Quiz

Offers a daily dose of trivia to lighten your load.


CUErgo  Ergonomics Website

Cornell University sponsored website on news, research, guidelines and links to information on ergonomics and worker safety.

Free! Full text articles on a wide variety of subjects.

Hoaxes and urban legends.  Get an email you think is a hoax? Look it up here.


International Hazard Datasheets on Occupation

How dangerous is your job?  Check out the accident, physical, chemical, biological and psychosocial hazards associated with various occupations.


IRS Tax forms

Print or download official Internal Revenue Service tax forms.



Tools include a dictionary, thesaurus, and translation tools.


InfoPlease -

This site offers an online encyclopedia, dictionaries, and almanacs.


King County Public Library Web Links

A well-maintained list of links to subjects from arts to business and genealogy to science. 



Want to learn French, German, Italian, or Spanish online?  Try this BBC site offers basic and intermediate language instruction.



Health information in English.  See also MedlinePlus en Español- Póngase al día con su salud en MedlinePlus.



An excellent list of online news services and news papers on the web. (Ignore the "This page is moving to" notice box - the resources are listed underneath it.)


Newspaper Archives -

U.S. News Archives on the web


NSSN  (An international standards database)

Find names, numbers and descriptions of US and international standards on everything from computers to cars.


PDF Converter

A free website which converts Word files and images to .PDFs and .PDFs to Word files.

Find  links to encyclopedias, thesauruses, dictionaries, news, "today in history", moon phases, crossword puzzles, gardening tips and many other useful reference sites.


Stat-USA Links to Sources (University of Central Florida Libraries)

Links to federal government statistics and information on employment, the economy, trade, energy, and more.


The Ultimates

A phone directory (white and yellow pages) and email search engine.


Washington Employment Web Pages

Links to public and private employment in Washington State.


Washington State Voter Registration Information

Voter registration forms in 7 different languages: English, Chinese, Spanish, Cambodian, Korean, Laotian, Russian, and Vietnamese.  Also see Elections and Voting for information on who is eligible to vote.


Weather Underground

Weather forecasts for thousands of US and international cities.


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