Here are some useful websites that I've used recently. They're great for writers...
Dictionaries and Such
- Acronym Finder is great to translate acronyms.
- AmosWeb has thousands of definitions for economic terms.
- NetLingo will help you stay hip to internet and chat terms.
- Computing Fundamentals has a great list of computer, technical, and geek terms.
- Bartleby is the site for literary references, author information, and quotes.
- Library Spot is a centralized reference center.
- IPL is the Internet Public Library.
- The Post Office has a Zip Code finder.
- The Social Security Administration has a list of the top baby names for each year. This is great for choosing character names.
- Adobe's Kuler allows you to choose a color and it provides palettes of color combinations. This is great if you're working on a brochure or website.