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Almanacs, Encyclopedias and Fact Files

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Almanacs, Encyclopedias, Fact Files

 


Almanacs

 

Farmer's Almanac     http://www.almanac.com/

Chock full of information, just like its print version.

 Guinness World Records     http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com
Search for world records as posted in the annual Guinness Book of World Records.  A fact may only become a Guinness World Record™ when it’s tested, verified and elevated above all suspicion.

Information Please     http://www.infoplease.com/
Includes the Information Please Almanac, their Entertainment Almanac and Sports Almanac, the Columbia Encyclopedia, and the Random House College Dictionary, searchable together or separately and by subject or full text keyword. 

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Encyclopedias

 

 

Britannica.com     http://www.britannica.com/

The articles from the Concise encyclopedia are available free, but more content requires a subscription. 

Wikipedia       http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page
Thousands of free articles and available in lots of languages. One caveat: This is an open source encyclopedia, meaning that anyone can add articles or edit and correct existing ones. That means there is no way of verifying the authenticity of the articles. You can see the editing history by clicking on the History tab for each article.  Best used as a starting point for further research by checking the bibliography and going to the original sources.  Many teachers do not allow students to use this source,'

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Specialized Encyclopedias

 

Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy       http://www.iep.utm.edu/

The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy (IEP) (ISSN 2161-0002) was founded in 1995 as a non-profit organization to provide open access to detailed, scholarly information on key topics and philosophers in all areas of philosophy

 

Encyclopedia of Alabama       http://www.encyclopediaofalabama.org/

The Encyclopedia of Alabama is a free, online reference resource on Alabama’s history, culture, geography, and natural environment. EOA is a partnership of Auburn University, the Alabama State Department of Education, and the University of Alabama.  Includes a quick facts section, good for state reports, and a section for teachers.  

 

Encyclopedia of Chicago        http://encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/

A project of the Chicago History Museum, Northwestern University, and the Newberry Library, this encyclopedia includes articles, maps, and primary source documents. 

There is an index to special features and a user's guide. 

 

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy     http://plato.stanford.edu/

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New Georgia Encyclopedia       http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/

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Holocaust Encyclopedia       http://www.ushmm.org/learn/holocaust-encyclopedia

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Encyclopedia Smithsonian       http://www.si.edu/encyclopedia

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Art Cyclopedia       http://www.artcyclopedia.com/

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Canadian Encyclopedia       http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/

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Animal Diversity Web       http://animaldiversity.org/

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Fact files 

  

Fact Monster     http://www.factmonster.com

This searchable site includes an on-line dictionary and encyclopedia and lots of homework help for science, math, social studies, history, English, and sports. There are also games, izzes, and daily features. From Information Please.   Good for lists of things and also basic geography for each country of the world.  Graphics reflect an intended audience of school age children.

 
Did You Know?       http://www.santacruzpl.org/didyouknow/

Santa Cruz Public Library's database of Tricky-to-Find Information, searchable or browsable, great for elusive California information, including a list of all the state librarians. Links to pertinent Web sites, when available.


This Day in History      http://www.dmarie.com/timecap/

Create a time capsule for any date, including headlines, top books and songs, birthdays and prices.

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Last Updated: 1/15/13

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