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Almanacs & Encyclopedias

Information_Please Card IconInformation Please

This site includes contents of the Information Please Almanacs, a biography database, a dictionary, an atlas, and articles from the Columbia Encyclopedia. You can search these ready reference works together or separately or browse the Almanacs. There are feature stories each week covering topics in the news, with links to pertinent Almanac content and other Web resources. Card IconReference.

This site has a combined database of more than twenty respected reference works and several anthologies and individual works of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. In addition to out-of-copyright editions of classic works such as Bartlett's, Bulfinch, and the Cambridge History of English and American Literature the collection also includes recent editions of the Columbia Encyclopedia, The World Factbook, Roget's II: the New Thesaurus, the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, and much more. Searchable. 

50_States_and_Capitals Card Icon50 States and Capitals

An informative site for information on the states of the United States. Each state's page includes basic information and many links to sites with more information. You can find the text of the state songs, pictures of many of the state flowers and birds, maps, parks, political representatives, and much more.

OneLook_Dictionaries,_The_Faster_Finder Card IconOneLook Dictionaries, The Faster Finder

Search hundreds of general and specialized English dictionaries simultaneously, or select the ones you want to search. Millions of words indexed.

Online_Searchable_Death_Indexes_&_Records:_A_Genealogy_Guide Card IconOnline Searchable Death Indexes & Records: A Genealogy Guide
This site "gathers together links to online death indexes by state and county. Included are death indexes, obituaries, probate indexes and cemetery and burial indexes." Browsable by state.

INFOMINE:_Scholarly_Internet_Resource_Collections Card IconINFOMINE: Scholarly Internet Resource Collections
A multi-disciplined, annotated directory of tens of thousands of links to "university level research and educational tools on the Internet." Includes "databases, electronic journals, electronic books, bulletin boards, mailing lists, online library card catalogs, articles ... [and] other types of information." Tens of thousands of records, some created by librarians, others generated by robot-crawlers. Searchable and browsable. From the University of California, Riverside. LII

IPL2 Card IconIPL2
This is the merged site that combined the venerable Librarians Internet Index and Internet Public Library. Recently re-designed and revised.  Searchable, browsable website of information resources selected and evaluated by librarians for their usefulness to public librarians and the general public. All entries are carefully reviewed and evaluated before entry into the  database and then maintained throughout their life cycle. The motto of  IPL2: "Information You Can Trust."