GENERAL REFERENCE

CHS subscription databases

Reference Portals / Dictionaries and Thesauri / Almanacs / Encyclopedias / Atlases /
Biographical / Nations, States, Travel / Government Information and US History / Social Issues / About Flags / Calculators and Conversion

Reference Portals: World Book Online Internet Public Library http://www.ipl.org iTools http://www.itools.com/ KidsClick! http://www.kidsclick.org/ Library Spot http://www.libraryspot.com/ University of Albany http://library.albany.edu/reference/ Primary Source Documents American Memory Library of Congress http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/index.html Primary Source Materials and Document Based Questions http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/fil/pages/listdocumentpa.html World Book Online (See library for username and password)

Dictionaries and Thesauri: Encarta World English Dictionary http://encarta.msn.com/encnet/features/Dictionary/DictionaryHome.aspx Merriam-Webster Online Language Center (Dictionary and Thesaurus) http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary.htm

Almanacs: Infoplease http://www.infoplease.com/ Fast Facts http://www.freepint.com/gary/handbook.htm U.S. Census site http://www.census.gov/index.html

Encyclopedias: World Book Online See library for username and password

Atlases: World Atlas Online Color Landform Atlas of the United States http://fermi.jhuapl.edu/states/states.html All the Worlds Maps http://www.embassyworld.com/maps/maps.html American Memory Maps Collections http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/gmdhtml/gmdhome.html MultiMap.com http://uk2.multimap.com/ Biographical: Biographical Dictionary http://www.s9.com/biography/ Biography.com http://www.biography.com/ Who2? http://www.who2.com/ President of the United States http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/index.html Nations, States, Travel: Library of Congress Country Studies http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/csquery.html The World Factbook - CIA https://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/index.html State Department’s Background Notes http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/ Atlapedia Online http://www.atlapedia.com/ NationMaster http://www.nationmaster.com Worldwide Gazeteer http://www.gazeteer.com/ Lonely Planet’s Destinations http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations Internet Public Library’s Stately Knowledge http://www.ipl.org/youth/stateknow/skhome.html 50 States and Capitals http://www.50states.com Rhode Island History http://www.askri.org Government Information and US History: FirstGov:Your First Click to U.S. Government http://www.firstgov.gov/ Primary Sources Pathfinder http://mciu.org/~spjvweb/primary.html The World Factbook - CIA http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/ Social Issues: Multnomah County Library’s Social Issues Page http://www.multcolib.org/homework/sochc.html Public Agenda Online http://www.publicagenda.org/ See Issues Pathfinder http://mciu.org/~spjvweb/issuespath.html About Flags: World Flags http://www.flags.net/ Guide to American Flags http://www.law.ou.edu/flags.html Calculators and Conversion: Universal Currency Converter http://www.xe.com/ucc/ Convert Me http://www.convert-me.com/en/ Currency Converter http://www.oanda.com/convert/classic ►Information Literacy Standard #1: Access information efficiently and effectively. ►Information Literacy Standard #2: Evaluate information critically and competently. ►Information Literacy Standard #3: Use information accurately and creatively. ►Information Literacy Standard #5: Pursue information related to personal interests. ►Information Literacy Standard #6: Strive for excellence in information seeking and knowledge generation.

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