Last Updated: Jun 12, 2017
The World Factbook
The CIA World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. Our Reference tab includes: maps of the major world regions, as well as Flags of the World, a Physical Map of the World, a Political Map of the World, a World Oceans map, and a Standard Time Zones of the World map.
Provides full-text online versions of hundreds of top quality reference books in all major subjects from art to medicine, psychology to history, and technology to literature. Includes bilingual and biographical dictionaries.
These online general Reference sources will help you answer quick, factual questions and locate background information using a select list of electronic resources.
|If you want information about:
||Then look in one of these:
|General information about a topic
|Names & addresses of people, companies, organizations, or institutions.
|Profiles of important people
|Places or maps
||Atlases or Gazetteers
|Facts and statistics
|Formulas, tables, instructions on how to do things
||Handbooks or Manuals
|Information about a person's work
||Review or Criticisms
|Dates, outlines, historical timelines
||Historical Tables, Chronologies, Historical Yearbooks
|Articles in Periodicals
||Indexes or Abstracts
Adapted from: Elmer E. Rasmuson & BioSciences Libraries, University of Fairbanks, AK
- EarthPulse, from National Geographic
EarthPulse explores global connections with vivid and informative imagery, maps, diagrams, and interactives that illuminate where we are today, how we got here, and how our actions may affect the future of life on Earth.
- Information Please Almanac
This site includes contents of the Information Please Almanacs, a biography database, a dictionary, an atlas, and articles from the Columbia Encyclopedia.
- The Farmer's Almanac
Since 1792, The Old Farmer's Almanac has published useful information for people in all walks of life: tide tables for those who live near the ocean; sunrise tables and planting charts for those who live on the farm; recipes for those who live in the kitchen; and forecasts for those who don't like the question of weather left up in the air.
- The United States Census Bureau
The leading source of quality data about America's people and economy.