General References


Almanacs



  • 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."
  • Fact Monster Almanac Page


Dictionaries & Thesauri



Encyclopedias



  • Encyclopedia.com
    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.
  • Infoplease
    Online encyclopedia entries, dictionary definitions, and thesaurus help from Infoplease, covering topics from astrophysics to Zimbabwe.
  • Answers.com
    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!!

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


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