Links to helpful sites. US language site, which also takes into account British spelling.Includes dictionary, thesaurus, grammar sections, as well as links to dictionaries in other languages.
Merriam-Webster dictionary online: courtesy of Encyclopaedia Britannica, this site also offers a thesaurus and other language services.
Bartlett’s quotations: A searchable collection of some 11 000 quotations Searchable collection of biographies.
Encyclopaedia Britannica: The famous reference work online.
Fast facts: Huge listing of links to sites on everything from statistics to dictionaries, weather and almost anything else. (Even newspapers!)
Currency converter: From any currency, to any other.
Convert measurements: From metric to imperial measures (and many other more unusual systems) of area, volume, temperature etc etc.

South Africa’s official website. Contains links to other important sites, including government, parliament and legislature, as well as information about specific provinces, citizens’ advice and news and information concerning South Africans living abroad.
Through this website you can search for names, proximity, country and documents in order to aid you investigation. NameBase is a proper name index only; it contains names of individuals, groups, and corporations, but no subject categories.

MAPS ETC is Europe's most popular mapping web site, offering a range of free services. Key features include street-level maps of the United Kingdom, Europe, and the US; road maps of the world; door-to-door travel directions; aerial photographs; and local information booking services. SMS weather alerts and the ability to buy both historic and aerial photograph prints is also available.
On this site you can access detailed digital aerial photographs and aerial photo prints for areas in the United Kingdom. 3D terrain mapping is also available.
Google Earth allows you to know more about a location by combing satellite imagery, maps and Google Search to provide easy access the world's geographic information. This site allows you to search for schools, parks, driving directions etc as well as tilt and rotate the view to see 3D terrain and buildings.
This site provides access to virtually visit any place in the world. World Wind lets you zoom from satellite altitude into any place on earth. It allows you to experience earth terrain in visually rich 3D. contains a collection of high-resolution earth imaging satellites and a comprehensive geo-information product store that allows you to quickly access and order a wide variety of imagery and derivative information products.
An aerial view of the city of Kiev’s Independence Square, an example of the aerial views available from