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This guide provides online phone directories, reference and general interest websites to provide fast answers to commonly asked questions.


Our Most Popular Sites

Canada 411 – Find a Person, find a business. Residential listings from published telephone listings. Listings from some independent telephone companies do not appear on Canada411.ca.

Infobel.com’s International Telephone Directories – Links to yellow pages, white pages, business directories, email addresses and fax listings from over 170 countries.

Canadian Postal Codes – Find a postal code on the Canada Post web site.


Almanacs, Calendars, Tide Tables & Current Tables

Fact Monster – Contains information on wide variety of topics and includes a dictionary, thesaurus, encyclopedia, and almanac

InfoPlease – Contains almanacs, an atlas, an encyclopedia, a dictionary, a thesaurus and numerous other topics.

Calendarzone – Includes religious calendars.

Tide Tables for the Strait of Juan de Fuca & Strait of Georgia

Current Atlas Tables – To be used in conjunction with the Current Atlas: Juan de Fuca Strait to Strait of Georgia.


Converters & Calculators

Inflation Calculator – Consumer Price Index data, from Bank of Canada back to 1914.

Mortgage Affordability Calculator – Calculates the maximum amount of mortgage you can afford.

Interactive Units Converter – Science, temperature, time.

Online Conversion – Science, clothing sizes, cooking, finance.

FXConverter – Currency conversions.


Dictionaries & Thesauri

See also: Dictionaries & Encyclopedias eResource page

Merriam Webster Online – Enter a word in the Dictionary or Thesaurus box.

Your Dictionary – Select a foreign language from the left column, or use the search boxes for English.

Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

Roget’s International Thesaurus – select “Roget’s Int’l Thesaurus” from the drop-down menu.

Cambridge Dictionaries Online – Includes the Advanced Learner’s Dictionary, International Dictionary of Idioms and the Cambridge Dictionary of American English.


Encyclopedias & General Reference

See also: Dictionaries & Encyclopedias eResource page

Answers.com – Searches 100 resources including The Columbia Encyclopedia, Merriam Webster’s Dictionary and Wikipedia and displays the results on one page. A useful resource for fast answers about most topics.

Wikipedia – A free, web-based encyclopedia edited by readers. A good starting point for research, but you may need to verify the information with more reliable sources.

Canadian Encyclopedia – The complete text of the original multi-volume set with additional multimedia. Continuously updated. [How to use]

Robert’s Rules of Order – Rules of order intended for use by a deliberative assembly.

Indispensable Links – Basic reference sites from refdesk.com.

Guinness World Records

Encyclopedia Mythica: an encyclopedia of mythology, folklore and legend

Encyclopedia.com – Encyclopedia.com has more than 100 trusted sources, including encyclopedias, dictionaries, and thesauruses with facts, definitions, biographies, synonyms, pronunciation keys, word origins, and abbreviations.

Internet Public Library – Collections vetted and maintained by professional librarians. One of the finest collections of free information resources on the web.


Holidays

Canadian Public Holidays 2013-2018

Statutory Holidays in BC


Libraries

Outlook Online – Catalogue of British Columbia’s public and college libraries.

Library and Archives Canada catalogue – Search our national library’s collection — or 1,300 Canadian libraries.

Library of Congress Online Catalog – Major U.S. catalogue for current and older material.

LibDex: the Library Index – Lists libraries in Canada with links to their websites.

Internet Public Library


Local Organizations

Directory of Health Services (VIHA) – Find information about a variety of programs and services available in your community.

Street Survival Guide – Created by the Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness, the Greater Victoria Street Survival Guide is a one-stop resource for those experiencing (or at risk of) homelessness in Victoria. Condensed PDF version


Telephone Directories & Postal Codes

United States Zip Codes

Canada 411 – Find a Person, find a business. Residential listings from published telephone listings. Listings from some independent telephone companies do not appear on Canada411.ca.

Yellow Pages

Canadian Postal Codes – Find a postal code on the Canada Post web site.

Infobel.com’s International Telephone Directories – Links to yellow pages, white pages, business directories, email addresses and fax listings from over 170 countries.

Victoria Business Directory (Canpages) – Listings organized by popular category