Atlases and maps

Government information US and world

Biographical Information Proverbs
Reference sources from Seattle Public Library - most need your library card number

General Reference:
Databases -
what are they and why you need them

e-mail me for passwords

Biography for Beginners


Culturegrams - statistics, culture, recipes, famous people

  • MLA citation example --
    "Angola." CultureGrams Online Edition. ProQuest, 2012. Web. 14 Mar 2012.
DK Find Out - Visual Encyclopedia of facts

Earth Space Science: PowerKnowledge

FREE TRIAL - PK Science Suite : Life Science and Physical Science too

Exploring - Exploring Nature Educational Resource

see also
Animal Diversity Web - University of Michigan Museum of Zoology (free)

Grolier Online: Encyclopedia Americana and Grolier Multimedia online - Dictionary, Thesaurus, Atlas, current news and links to international newspapers

  • MLA citation example --
    "Angola." Encyclopedia Americana. Grolier Online, 2012. Web. 14 Mar. 2012.

History Study Center - historical documents, journal articles, maps, images and video

International Wildlife Encyclopedia

see also Animal Planet- Wild animals A-Z [with advertising]

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States

MLA citation example--
"Washington." Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States. 6th ed. Web. 14 Mar. 2013.


Peoples of Africa

Proquest Learning: Literature - authors - biography, criticism, reference

SIRS Discoverer - - type in LAST NAME of your person
includes Biography for Beginners: World Explorers - (print from PDF)
Biographies - Country Facts - Maps of the World - Science Fair Explorer

MLA citation example--
"Angola." SIRS Discoverer: Country Facts. 2010: n.p. SIRS Discoverer. Web. 14 Mar 2012.


World Geography (ABC-CLIO) online database of information on countries

  • includes topographical map

MLA citation example--
"Angola: Country Overview." World Geography: Understanding a Changing World. ABC-CLIO, 2012. Web. 14 Mar. 2012.


Many other Encyclopedias from the Seattle Public Libary - need your library card number


Atlases and maps (also Maps ( with games and relief maps) -- Mapping practice -- Latutude and Longitude or Country information)

Biographical Dictionary - very brief information

Dictionaries and thesauri

Encyclopedias: Grolier online: Encyclopedia Americana, Grolier Multimedia Online and Lands and People

Government Information (see also Local Area Information)


and Proverbs

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