Encyclopedias and General Knowledge

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Encyclopedias and general knowledge

Research famous artists, find out where their art is exhibited, and more.

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The New York Public Library provides access to hundreds of digitized maps.

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This free online encyclopedia provides articles and images on a variety of subjects.

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The Census Bureau distributes data it collects via censuses and surveys on its this website.

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The DPLA site provides acess to photographs, books, maps, news footage, oral histories, personal letters, museum objects, artwork, government documents, and more.

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This database provides online access to popular reference books. Titles included are the Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media and the Encyclopedia of Associations.

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More than 200 reference titles are now available online. These cover a wide range of topics, including travel to all areas of the world. Make this your new go-to spot for general… more

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Includes hundreds of eBooks. This is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.

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Comprehensive general interest resource providing periodical and news information. Also includes Fodor travel guides, NPR programs and more than 20 reference sets on a wide range of… more

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Gale In Context: High School provides:

  • A database of 18,000 topic overviews, 29,000 biographies, and over 13,500 pieces of literary criticism
  • 8 million full-text… more
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Created with the middle-school and high school student in mind, Research in Context combines reference content with videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more.… more

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This periodical database is designed for high school students, with access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books for information on current… more

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Full-text coverage of 1000 of the most searched magazines including Consumer Reports, Time, National Geographic, Newsweek, New Yorker, Vogue, Business Week and much more.

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Newspaper and magazine articles from almost all our Gale online resources plus Gale Virtual Reference Library, searchable with one search. Full-text coverage of 1000 of the most searched… more

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This non-profit has an archive of web pages, books and texts, audio recordings and live concerts, videos, television news programs, images, and software programs.

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Kids InfoBits is designed to serve two distinct groups: children in kindergarten through grade two, and the more research-savvy kids in grades three through fi ve. It contains full-text… more

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LearningExpress Library is an interactive online learning platform for job searching, workplace skills improvement, career certification and licensing exam preparation. Also covers… more

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Access definitive, authoritative information about the State of Oregon, including significant places, culture, institutions, events, and people.

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This index of links from the University of Oregon includes law and government, population and demographics, maps, and more.

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The PCL Map Collection includes more than 250,000 maps, a portion of which has been digited for free online access.

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This site is a multilingual, web-based, free-content encyclopedia project supported by the Wikimedia Foundation.

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This search engine answers factual queries by computing the answer from curated data.

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