This site contains good information to get started in franchising, including specific franchise information and interactive worksheets.
The commercial site provides basic information about franchising as well as a guide to franchise opportunities in the U.S./Canada and abroad. It's available in English and Spanish as well as some other languages.
Free consultations for people interested in purchasing a franchise, provided by a company funded by corporations nationwide to seek qualified people to run and operate franchises in the U.S.
The International Franchise Association provides information on franchise opportunities and development worldwide in an easy-to-search format.