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ENCYCLOPEDIAS & REFERENCE BOOKS


The Henry Waldinger Memorial Library subscribes to several online resources that can help with general research or homework assignments. In some cases, you will be asked to enter your library card barcode number which is located on the reverse side of your library card. In other cases, you will be asked to enter a password, which may be obtained at the Adult Reference Desk upon presentation of your library card.

 

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CREDO Reference gives you access to over 100 encyclopedias and reference books.
Encyclopaedia Britannica Online Public Library Edition contains the full text of Encyclopaedia Britannica, with more than 72,000 articles and more than 1 million internal hypertext links. This is an advertising free site and links to more than 130,000 Britannica-approved Internet sites. The database is updated on a regular weekly editorial schedule.
NOTE: You will be asked to enter your library barcode to access the database.
Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia provides over 25,000 encyclopedia entries covering a variety of subject areas.
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Blue Arrow Reference Books & Websites
Information Please Online Almanac is an excellent reference resource.
Library of Congress Country Studies presents a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world.
Merriam-Webster Visual Dictionary Online is an interactive dictionary connecting words with images.
Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary allows you to look of word or phrases. Includes " Word of the Day," word games, etc.
Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Thesaurus helps you find synonyms, etc. for words or phrases. Includes "Word of the Day," word games, etc.
NationalGeographic.com is an interactive online atlas, with historical map, dynamic maps, and atlas maps linked to country facts. There are links to live streaming video and other multimedia.
Quick Maps  offers a variety of world and country maps for student use.
Statistical Abstract of the U.S. is one of the best sources of U.S. statistics on a broad range of subjects such as population, education, income, and labor force.  Some of the selected features include state rankings, state profiles, etc.
U.S. Dept. of State Background Notes include facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of independent states, some dependencies, and areas of special sovereignty .  The Notes are updated/revised by the Office of Electronic Information and Publications of the Bureau of Public Affairs as they are received from the Department's regional bureaus and are added to the database of the Department of State website. There are also links to different country pages for additional information.
The World Factbook  includes country profiles from the CIA World Factbook (updated in 2006).

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