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- Acronyms, Initialisms & Abbreviations Dictionary
Provides definitions of a wide variety of acronyms, initialisms, abbreviations and similar contractions, translating them into their full names or meanings. Terms from subject areas such as associations, education, the Internet, medicine and others are included.
- American Heritage ® Children’s Dictionary
A good choice for children in grades 5 and under.
- American Heritage ® Children’s Thesaurus
- American Heritage ® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
This comprehensive dictionary includes biographical information, synonyms, chemical charts, and much more in addition to words, definitions and pronunciation guides.
- American Heritage® Student Dictionary
A good choice for students in grades 6 through 9.
- Encyclopedia Americana
One of the largest general encyclopedias, it covers a wide range of topics, often with in-depth articles.
- Encyclopedia of World Biography. (2nd Edition)
A multicultural biographical source that covers notable individuals from every part of the world and from all time periods who have made significant contributions to human culture.
- Encyclopedias Online
Access Encyclopedia Americana, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre en línea, a dictionary, and an atlas.
- Gale Virtual Reference Library
Collection of full-text encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. Includes: Encyclopedia of Small Business, Beacham's Guide to the Endangered Species of North America, Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. Economic History, St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America, Biology, and World of Earth Science.
- La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre
Encyclopedia in Spanish, designed for Middle School students and up.
- Roget’s II: The New Thesaurus, Third Edition
Look up a word to find synonyms, antonyms, and correct usage.
- American Factfinder
Use American FactFinder to view, print, and download statistics about population, housing, industry, and business. Using FactFinder, you can also create reference and thematic maps, and search for specific data.
- Kids Count
Hundreds of measures of child well-being, nationally down to specific communities. Compare across groups as well.
- Statistical Abstract of the United States
Published since 1878, this is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States.
Sources of data include the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bureau of Economic Analysis, and many other Federal agencies and private organizations.
- U.S. Census Bureau
The Census Bureau serves as the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy
- Where to Write for Vital Records
Information on getting birth, death, marriage, or divorce records from US states and territories.
Find federal government agencies, access government services, and explore a wealth of information related to government operations.
- ZIP Code Lookup
Find the ZIP Code +4 for any address in the United States.