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MCat: Reference Materials

A wide variety of general reference materials such as, calculators, dictionaries, language translators, grammar and writing skill guides, world clocks, state election websites, graphics and more.

Election Boards

Information on election procedures, election returns and voter registration by state


Large number of glossaries and definitions of terms related to risk management, insurance, sciences, managed care, health, legal, transportation, etc. Acronyms. Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Merritt Glossary of Insurance Terms. Safety & Health Pocket Dictionary.

Graphic Images

Download thousands of graphics including buttons and backgrounds. Safety clip art. Animated graphics. Other graphics.

Internet Directories

Internet directories for addresses, telephone numbers, e-mail addresses, websites. Internet directories for individuals & businesses. Zip code and area code lookups. Geographic directories.


Business-related jokes, cartoons, comic strips. Comic strips, cartoons & jokes specific to the legal, insurance, medical, safety, risk management professions, etc.


US Department of Labor Codes: Standard Industry Classification (SIC) and Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Codes. North American Industry Classification Systems.

Online Calculators

Large variety of online calculators - finance, time/date, scientific measurement Converting one currency denomination to another. Metric conversion calculators - distance, weights and measures. Financial planning calculators. Cooking measures and conversions. Conversion tables and formulas. Cooking measures. Date and time conversions.

Online Maps

Maps that give door-to-door driving instructions, have interactive functions that allow zoom and directional changes, etc. Yellow Pages maps to businesses in major metropolitan areas. Online maps with interactive functions for the US and worldwide.

Political Parties

Information and directories for contacting USA federal government representatives in the House and Senators, as well as political party information. Contact United States Congress Representatives & Senators, political parties

Time Zones

Actual time, time zones, world clocks, sun/moon rise and set, calendars, holidays, daylight savings time


Online dictionaries for multiple languages. Online translators.

US Ports

Links to ports in the USA.

Weather Centers

Weather maps and forecasts in the USA and worldwide. Hazard warnings. Earthquake and tropical storm activity. US solar radiation and wind resource maps. Real time weather updates, live weather cameras, etc.

Writing Skills

Writing style guidance. William Strunk's Elements of Style. Bartlett's Familiar Quotations. Roget's Thesaurus. English grammar.

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