The online Encyclopaedia Britannica offers three levels for searching: one for children, young adults and reference. Britannica Library also offers Original Sources (find the link in the upper right-hand corner). Original Sources has thousands of primary source documents in history, literature, politics, religion and more. Check out our mobile app page for Britannica Library on the go!
Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7.
The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.
From the Internet Public Library, hosted by Drexel University, comes a rich collection of websites, newspapers, and much more.
A peer-reviewed encyclopedia from the Center for the Study of Language and Information at Stanford University.
Background Notes include facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of world countries.
Merriam-Webster’s online visual dictionary is a resource of meticulously labeled images — combining dictionary-scale definitions with exceptional illustrations, making it the most complete dictionary.