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Find encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.
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Encyclopedias

Columbia Encyclopedia
Containing nearly 51,000 entries (marshalling six and one-half million words on a vast range of topics), and with more than 80,000 hypertext cross-references, the current Sixth Edition is among the most complete and up-to-date encyclopedias ever produced. From Bartleby.com.

Encyclopedia Britannica Online
Search and directory site featuring Encyclopædia Britannica, the Web's best sites, news, magazines and more. Britannica premium service is available for a fee.

Encyclopedia Mythica
Search this internet encyclopedia for over 7,000 entries on mythology, folklore, and religion. The mythology section is divided to six geographical regions: Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe, Middle East, and Oceania. Each region has many clearly defined subdivisions that will ease your search. The Folklore section contains general folklore, Arthurian legends, and fascinating folktales from many lands. Also included: a Bestiary, legendary heroes, an image gallery, and genealogical tables of various pantheons and prominent houses.

Encyclopedia Smithsonian
Find topics on art and design, history and culture, and science and technology.

Utah Collections Multimedia Encyclopedia
The Utah Collections Multimedia Encyclopedia is a continuing series of CD-ROM volumes as well as an ever-expanding world wide web site whose contributors include many institutions, organizations and agencies throughout Utah. Utah Collections serves as a storehouse of multimedia items which educators, professors and students can freely use in lesson plans, reports and projects without fear of copyright infringement. Contributors write about the individuals, organizations, locations, institutions, and topics important to Utah history.

Utah History Encyclopedia
In the Utah History Encyclopedia, over two hundred contributors write about the individuals, organizations, locations, institutions, and topics important to Utah history. The authors, who have donated their time to this project as a gift to Utahans for the state's centennial celebration, comprise nearly all scholars of Utah history working both within and outside the state. For this website, 250 historical photographs from the Utah State Historical Society were researched and displayed in order to enhance the resources available in the original book. From the University of Utah.

World Book Advanced
Search primary source documents, e-books, encyclopedia articles, and images in World Book Advanced. Research tools include a dictionary and an atlas.

World Book Kids
Based on World Book's Student Discovery Encyclopedia, World Book Kids includes thousands of easy-to-read articles, engaging images and illustrations, interactive games and activities, and teacher resources. Designed for primary school students, World Book Kids is a general reference site with a dictionary, atlas, and activities.

World Book Online Reference Center
World Book Online Reference Center is a dictionary, atlas, and encyclopedia tailored for students in elementary and middle schools. World Book is a suite of online research tools that includes encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities, pictures, audio, and video, complemented by current periodicals and related Web sites.

World Book Spanish Student Discovery Encyclopedia / La Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos
The Spanish Student Discovery Encyclopedia is organized so that the student can find information quickly and easily. Browse alphabetically. En español.

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Almanacs

CIA World Factbook
Country profiles, information and maps from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

Farmer's Almanac
A compendium of knowledge on weather, gardening, cooking, remedies, managing your household, preserving the earth, and more.

Guiness World Records
Collects, confirms, accredits and presents world record data.

The Old 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. Registered users can access special features.

The Old Farmer's Almanac for Kids
Provides kids with information and activities on topics they're interested in.

The World Almanac for Kids
Provides kids with information on thousands of subjects.

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Atlases

nationalatlas.gov
The National Atlas of the United States is a dynamic and interactive map atlas.

WorldAtlas.com
An atlas of maps, flags, geography facts worldwide.

World Book Advanced
Search primary source documents, e-books, encyclopedia articles, and images in World Book Advanced. Research tools include a dictionary and an atlas.

World Book Kids
Based on World Book's Student Discovery Encyclopedia, World Book Kids includes thousands of easy-to-read articles, engaging images and illustrations, interactive games and activities, and teacher resources. Designed for primary school students, World Book Kids is a general reference site with a dictionary, atlas, and activities.

World Book Online Reference Center
Search World Book's online dictionary, atlas, and encyclopedia. World Book is a suite of online research tools that includes encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities, pictures, audio, and video, complemented by current periodicals and related Web sites.

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