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- Interesting and Useful Databases in the United States
Browse for a limited number of print ads from 1940 through the present. Larger databases & more search features require subscription.
|Banished Words |
Lake Superior State University List of Words Banished from the Queens English for Mis-Use, Over-Use and General Uselessness.
|Cost of Living |
Salary.com database of cost-of-living comparisons between states/metro areas.
|Einstein Archives |
Search the Albert Einstein Archives Einstein and Einstein-related writings, professional & personal correspondence.
|Geographic Names |
USGS National Mapping Information database of geographic names.
Largest database of gravesites available on the Internet.
|Great Lakes Shipwrecks |
Browse by name for Shipwrecks on the Great Lakes. Provides Ship name, type at loss, builder info, specs, lake, loss of life, cargo, and shipwreck details.
|Internet Hosting Information |
This is a tool that reveals the web hosting service behind any domain as well as nameservers and other useful information.
Search for the etymology and history of first names.
|Offbeat Roadside Attractions |
Search Roger the wooden search engine for odd and offbeat roadside attractions nationwide. Our favorite? The Austin, Minnesota Spam Museum.
|Online Books |
Search the University of Pennsylvania library for online books.
|Property Home Values |
Search for property comparables by address, city, state or zipcode. Service allows you to view comparables and adjust value for improvements.
Salary.com database of comparable salaries by job category, zip code/metro area, and job title.
|Schools and Colleges |
Schools and colleges in the United States from the National Center for Education Statistics.
Do a comprehensive background search of over 500 million court, inmate, corrections, offender, and fugitive records.