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- CIA World Fact Book Information about countries of the world. Geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military, transnational issues, and maps.
- Information Please Almanac "All the information you need." Contains daily & interactive almanacs, world and US history & government, biography, sports, arts & entertainment, business & finance, society & culture, health & science, weather & climate, and more.
- Today in History Archive of the Library of Congress American Memory Collection. Search full text, day, or month, 365 days of what happened on a particular day in history.
- Old Farmer's Almanac Today in History, weather, astronomy, astrology, and the best fishing days, among many other diversions.”
Dictionaries & Thesauri
English Dictionary with multi-lingual search.
- Internet Thesaurus
Look up synonyms, antonyms, writing resources, translator, and more.
- Translation with Babel Fish
Alta Vista's text and web page translator. Includes many languages.
Free online translation dictionaries
- Latin Dictionary Latin to English and English to Latin
Libraries, Virtual Libraries & General Subject Sites
- Search The Columbia Encyclopedia 6th Edition and much much more
- Encyclopedia Britannica
Official site of the Encyclopedia Britannica, one of the world's best-known reference books. Find short encyclopedia entries and definitions, or register for complete access.
Online encyclopedia entries, dictionary definitions, and thesaurus help from Infoplease, covering topics from astrophysics to Zimbabwe.
Get answers from a variety of encyclopedias, dictionaries, glossaries, and atlases with Answers.com, an online reference source.
- Wikipedia Wikipedia is a free, open content, community-built encyclopedia with thousands of articles on topics from A to Z. Available in dozens of languages. Be sure to check facts!!
- Yahoo! Reference Find an online encyclopedia, quotations, and other fact-finding tools at Yahoo! Reference. Search for dictionary definitions, spelling help, thesaurus synonyms, maps, flags, and other answers.
- Multnomah County Library Homework Help
Useful index to hundreds of sites categorized by subject. Includes Spanish resources.
This reference site has everything – essential reference tools,almanacs, moon phases, Gallup polls, USA and world newspapers, health and news sites, and much more.
“The Internet's Best Reference Source!”
- Smithsonian Institution Libraries
"Galaxy of knowledge: Books, images, and more." Includes American Discovery, Mosaic of Science, Art & Design, Industry & Technology collections.
- Virtual Middle School Library
“Open 24 hours a day.” Find web sites for students, resources for teachers and parents, a virtual wall calendar, daily newspapers and magazines,resources for school librarians and more.
- Hyper History Online
Find historical Maps and locations
- Map Blast
Directions and maps to specified places
Find a U.S. map and driving directions
- One-Stop Research from National Geographic
Map, fact, and photo finder
- A Basic Dictionary of ASL Terms
Learn sign language online
- ASL Pro Dictionaries
Type in the words you want spell and the website will illustrate how to finger spell those words.
- Cliché Finder
Over 3,300 clichés indexed