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Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd edition
Oxford Dictionaries - includes access to bilingual dictioaries for Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish


Encyclopaedia Britannica Online (Academic Edition)
Britannica Enciclopedia Moderna
World Book Online Reference Center

Country Information

Europa World Online

BBC News Country Profiles

U.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets -- U.S. Dept. of State

CIA World Fact Book

Country Studies -- Library of Congress

Biographical Sources

American National Biography: portraits of men and women -- from all eras and walks of life -- whose lives have shaped the nation.

Biography Reference Bank: covers over 500,000 people and includes over 36,000 images.

Literary Reference Center (EBSCO): information about authors living and deceased (includes excerpts of literary criticism).

Literature Resource Center (Artemis): information about authors living and deceased (includes excerpts of literary criticism).

Marquis Who's Who: includes Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the World, and more

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: national record of men and women who have shaped British history and culture, worldwide, from the Romans to the 21st century

Associations & Organizations

Encyclopedia of Associations (U.S. and International)

Directory of Development Organizations

International Organizations in Europa World Online


A to Z Maps: outline maps, political boundaries, geographical features, etc.

David Rumsey Map Collection

National Geographic Map Machine

Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps - Ohio (1867 - 1970)

Weights, Dates, Measures & Money

Calendar Zone
Measurements Converter
Salary Calculator
World Clock
Universal Currency Converter


Last updated:
January 3, 2018