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All-Encompassing Resources & Search Engines
A compilation of the web's best search engines.
 
Resources for all types of research. Includes abbreviations, atlases, almanacs, dictionaries, encyclopedias, thesaurus, consumer information, subject-area resources (art, literature, history, music, science, tecnhology, geography, and more).  
 
Atlases
Atlapedia
Contains full color physical maps, political maps as well as key facts and statistics on countries of the world.

Atlas of Presidential Elections
Resource providing results of U.S. Presidential Elections to the world community. Data is collected from many official sources and presented in one convenient location.

Holt, Rhinehart & Winston Online World Atlas
Maps and composite information for the countries of the world and states of the United States of America.

National Geographic Maps
Places directory containing information on continents, countries, regions, states, provinces, and selected world cities.
 
Almanacs
Authoritative answers to all kinds of questions since 1938. 
 
Dictionaries
AllWords
Find words (in five languages) that "begin with," "end with," or "contain."
 
Home to Dictionary.com and Thesaurus.com 

Travlang's Translating Dictionary
Features translating dictionaries to a wide variety of countries, plus links to travel information.

Merriam-Webster Dictionary/Thesaurus
Dictionary and thesaurus: Spanish/English; Medical, and more.

Your Dictionary
Definitions, thesaurus entries, spelling, pronunciation, and etymology results for your word. Browse the dictionary alphabetically or by related terms to find meanings and synonyms. In addition, YourDictionary provides resources to help find the best dictionary and translation sites for French, Spanish, Italian, German and hundreds of other languages. 
 
Encyclopedias
Online home to Encyclopedia Brittanncia 
 
Encyclopedia Mythica
Award-winning internet encyclopedia containing 7,000+ articles on mythology, folklore, and religion.

Encyclopedia of Cleveland History
All of the articles from both of the print versions of The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History and The Dictionary of Cleveland Biography, plus completely new articles not available anywhere else in any form. Also includes high-resolution versions of the photographs and diagrams found in the original texts, which are available from the articles or through the Image Gallery. Continuous updates, revisions, and corrections to the text. Maintained by Case Western Reserve University.
 

Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Provides detailed, scholarly information on key topics and philosophers in all areas of philosophy.

NOLO.com: Legal Encylopedia
Legal companion with information regarding issues in finance, work, life, consumer issues and much more--sponsored by Nolo.

Toonopedia
Encyclopedia of Toons: comic books, newspaper strips, magazine cartoons, etc. 
 
A U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) publication containing extensive country profiles, maps, flags, and more.
 
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