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Dictionaries, Almanacs & Encyclopedias

Each study is written by a multidisciplinary team of social scientists. Most books in the series deal with a particular foreign country, describing and analyzing its political, economic, social, and national security systems and institutions. From the Library of Congress.
Chock full of information, just like its print version.
Comprehensive site that allows you to search by country, keyword or title. Contains over 1500 images
The Hennepin County Library (MN) staff's fugitive fact file contains hard-to-find answers in thousands of topics. Results include answer, source, date, and web site, if pertinent. Some of it is MN specific, but there's something here for everyone!
The publishers have put the Information Please Almanac, their Entertainment Almanac and Sports Almanac, the Columbia Encyclopedia, and the Random House College Dictionary online for searching or browsing. You can search these ready reference works together or separately and by subject or full text keyword. Be sure to read their Help section. In addition they do a feature story each week (Spotlight) covering a topic in the news.
Large data source gathered from cited authoritative resources that allows users to compare all types of statistics on countries. Fun to browse for interesting statistical facts.
The List of Lists is a database of ranked listings of companies, people and resources available on the Internet.
This site contains lists of heads of state and heads of government going back to 1900 of all currently existing countries and territories. Therefore for Soviet Union, see Russia.
This site lists the fifty states and information on their locations (latitude and longitude), birds, colleges and universities, constitutions, flowers, genealogical resources, geological formations, geographical features, mottos, national forests and parks, newspapers, nicknames, non profit organizations, populations, state and federal representatives, songs, and the dates of entry into the union. All facts are linked to over 1529 governmental or authoritative web pages.
Background notes is an official United States Government publication which profiles countries and organizations of the world. Each entry generally includes the following on each country: Profile, People, Government, Economy, History, Political Conditions, Economy, Foreign relations, Principal U.S. Officials.
A computational knowledge engine using its own internal knowledge base instead of searching the web and returning links. Emphasis on science and engineering plus a variety of subjects including mathematics, statistics, chemistry, finance, stock comparisons, geography, food, and data analysis.
People in History, Events in History, Maps & Flags, Timelines, Science Diagrams, Science Projects and Career Ideas. For the elementary and middle school students.

Provides links to many celestial, holiday, cultural and religious calendars.
Holiday information and list of special events for each month.
Search for holidays around the world by date, country or religion.
Finished Microsoft Word calendars for any date.

This currency converter contains the exchange rates for 164 different currencies beginning on January 1, 1990. The converter is updated every day at 8:00pm EST.
Enter what you want to covert and what you want it converted to, then the calculator does its thing.  Also does time zone conversions.
Weight, Capacity and Volume, Length, Area, Speed Pressure, Temperature, Circular Measure, and Time.
Converts the time and date in one part of the world to the time and date in another part.

Search for acronyms and abbreviations individually or by category, that include Computing, Internet, Business, Regional, and
International subjects.
More than 480,000 entries covering acronyms, abbreviations and initialisms including Information Technology, Military & Government and Slang & Pop Culture.
An A-Z biographical reference that focuses on individual artists and groups in all popular styles active from 1990 to the present, including those in rock, rhythm and blues, rap, country, electronica, jazz, vocal and classical. Features include select discographies, bibliographies, a glossary of musical terms, and other information. Also features appendix essays on various topics including the music industry, rap, and grunge. 
People Search, Merriam Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature, Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, Biographical Dictionary, Geographical Dictionary, and their Collegiate Dictionary.
Contains very basic definitions with hypertext links to other terms for more than 4,400 terms relating to botany, gardening, horticulture and landscape architecture. Updated regularly.
Hypertext dictionary of more than 4,000 investing terms, from InvestorGuide.
Multilingual on-line dictionary. Searches on words or phrases. More than 5 million words in the database.
Features a listing of hundreds of words that are rapidly evolving into the new vocabulary of the technology industry and the Web community.
The ultimate Internet dictionary lookup site. Search 460 general and specialized English dictionaries simultaneously, or select the ones you want to search.
Includes thesaurus and dictionary.
Translates your words from English to German, Dutch, French, Spanish, Italian, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Hungarian, Czech, Afrikaans, Latin, or Esperanto, as well as from each of these languages to the others. Includes phrases.
Dictionary and search engine for computer and Internet technology.
Origins and theory of origins about "Ye Olde English Sayings" and "Amerispeak."
Hyper-linked definitions of more than 1,000 Internet and computer related terms. All can be browsed or searched.
This is an original standard dictionary-thesaurus of American English with definitions and pronunciations, an integrated thesaurus, and usage examples. A nice feature is the Approximate Search, which will find words that are close in spelling to your word. The database has approximately 50,000 headwords, and nearly 13,000 of these have thesaurus entries.
Based on the Webster's 10th Collegiate edition, 1993. More than 160,000 entries. Each word is accompanied by definition, pronunciation, usage, grammatical function, and a brief etymology. A thesaurus can be queried for similar words, hypertext cross references are available, and misspellings return suggested spellings. Includes an extensive pronunciation guide.
Internet directory of dictionaries with more than 800 dictionaries in over 160 different languages. Contains the following sections: languages; multilingual; specialized, thesauri and other vocabulary aids; and an index of other dictionary indexes.

Explore the updated online encyclopedia from Encyclopaedia Britannica with hundreds of thousands of articles, biographies, videos, images, and web sites.
Explores the social, medical, legal and political issues related to drugs and alcohol and associated behaviors. Includes emerging topics and developments in the many fields of addiction studies.
Examines the philosophical and ethical issues underlying contemporary and historical environmental issues, policies, and debates. Covers concepts, institutions, topics, events and people, including global warming, animal rights, environmental movements, alternative energy, green chemistry, industrial ecology, and eco-sabotage.
This encyclopedia spans the globe to explain the issues behind crimes against humanity and human rights issues as they relate to individual countries and the world at large. It traces the history of events that qualify as genocide and crimes against humanity, profiles perpetrators and heroes, and explains international laws and law proceedings aimed at ending genocide and crimes against humanity.
A four-volume survey of the history, cultures, geography and religions of India from ancient times to the present day. Includes more than 600 entries, arranged alphabetically.
This encyclopedia looks at Islam's role in the modern world, doing so in the context of the religion's history and development over the last 13 centuries. Containing thematic articles, biographies of key figures, definitions, illustrations, maps and more, this new encyclopedia fills a need in this key area of religious studies.
Covers the failure of the U.S. economy and its gradual recovery, with special attention to the New Deal, as well as the global situation, including the rise of Hitler. The Almanac covers the era in 16 subject chapters. Biographies profiles 29 major figures of the period. Primary Sources features annotated excerpts from speeches, newspaper and magazine articles, literature, and other documents from the period.
Features more than 100 sources, including encyclopedias, dictionaries and thesauruses with facts, definitions, biographies, synonyms, pronunciation keys, word origins, abbreviations, etc.
Traveler databases offer magazines, books, encyclopedias, and other resources to all Arkansas residents. Research current events, science, business, health, notable people, hobbies, and much more from your library, school, home or office.  Ask how to access Traveler at your college/university, public library or school.
A free content online encyclopedia where anyone can post and edit an article on any subject.