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Almanacs & Encyclopedias

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Almanacs

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Includes general, entertainment, and sports almanacs; over 30,000 biographies; the Columbia Encyclopedia 5th ed.; and a dictionary for searching "more than 125,000 complete, precisely defined entries."

Weather forecasts; seasonal information; moon phases; sun rise & set times; "Today in History" link; gardening advice.

Find out what happened in history on this day and any other date of your choosing; Also includes "This Day in Civil War History" section; each "day in history" includes a birthday section and a chart toppers section.

World Almanac (1998 - Current)
Includes full-text of the following: The World Almanac and Book of Facts 1998; The World Almanac of the U.S.A.; The World Almanac of U.S. Politics; and The World Almanac for Kids. Updated annually.

Offers demographic information on countries around the world, including description of the country's government, economic development, communications, transportation, population statistics, languages, and ethnic groups.

Encyclopedias

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Offers entries to more than 100 broad topics in the arts, humanities, science, technology, history, biology, the World Wide Web, mathematics, games, puzzles, quizzes, and illusions. Also includes links to relevant, quality web sites.

Europa World
The online version of Europa World Year Book. Provides an excellent overview of countries, including recent history, government structure and statistical information.

Oxford Reference Online
Contains entries from over 100 major discipline-related dictionaries and other publications from Oxford University Press. Coverage includes the sciences, foreign languages, art and architecture, politics, business, literature and more.

World Book Web
World Book Web, which includes includes World Book Dictionary, World Book Atlas, World Book Advanced, World Book Kids, and Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos, offers a suite of online research tools that delivers encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities, pictures, audio, and video, complemented by current periodicals and related Web sites.