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General Reference Links
Dictionaries, Thesauri, Quotations,
Countries and Maps
- Biography.com : Over
15,000 entries from A&E's popular series
Encyclopedia Britannica, designed to be the most trusted source of
information, learning and knowledge on the Internet.
More the 17,00 articles from The Concise Columbia Electronic
Encylopedia, Third Edition have been assembled to provide free, quick
and useful information on almost any topic.
- Wikipedia.org: the free
encyclopedia that anyone can edit.
: one-stop reference site that offers millions of up-to-the-minute
and statistics covering just about everything. The site integrates the
various Information Please® Almanacs on sports, entertainment and
general knowledge with the Random House Webster's College Dictionary
The Columbia Encyclopedia, Fifth Edition, into a single reference
World Fact Book: The World Factbook is produced annually by the
Central Intelligence Agency for the use of US Government officials, and
the style, format, coverage, and content are designed to meet their
specific requirements. The World Factbook contains rather specific
information about the countries of the world.
- Library of
Congress Country Studies: These volumes are a continuing series of
books prepared by the Federal Research Division of the Library of
Congress under the Country Studies/Area Handbook Program sponsored by
the Department of the Army. Most books in the series deal with a
particular foreign country, describing and analyzing its political,
economic, social, and national security systems and institutions, and
examining the interrelationships of those systems and the ways they are
shaped by cultural factors.
Atlapedia Online contains full color physical and political maps as
as key facts and statistics on countries of the world. The **Countries
A to Z** section, provides facts, figures and statistical data on
geography, climate, people, religion, language, history, economy &
more..for each individual country. The **World Maps** section, provides
full color physical and political maps for regions of the world.
of Texas Map Collection: An extensive collection of political,
topographic, aeronautical, relief, population density, ethnolinguistic,
vegetation, and other maps.
Geographic Map Resources: The National Geographic Society's map and
geographical information site contains maps, profiles, and facts about
the countries of the world and the U. S. states.
the world's largest online database. It's a huge repository of aerial
photographs and satellite images taken from miles overhead that you can
- MapQuest: MapQuest is an
interactive atlas of the United States. The user can zoom in to
from the continental level to rural back roads. Allows users to save
custom preferences for future visits.