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  • Almanacs

    • CIA World Fact Book: "The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities."
    • U.S. Census Bureau: "The Census Bureau's mission is to serve as the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy."
    • Infoplease World Almanac: Learn about statistics, international relations, religion, and an array of other information related to our world.
  • Calculators and Converters

  • Citing Sources

    • Citation Machine: Generates editable citations.
    • Bibme: "BibMe is an automatic citation creator that supports MLA, APA, and Chicago formatting."
  • Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

  • Maps and Atlases

    • World Atlas: "Through charts, tablets, lists, graphs and articles, Word Atlas covers topics that reach beyond geography to include sociology, demography, environment, economics, politics, and most recently, travel."
    • Infoplease World Atlas and Map Library: Access world maps.
  • Miscellaneous

    • Biographies: "Briography.com captures the most gripping, surprising and fascinating stories about famous people."
    • Newsela - News articles (with word count) to aid in reading instruction.
    • CNN Student - Current news with transcript assistance.
  • Search Tools (Additional)

    • Google Scholar: "From one place, you can search across disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, university and other web sites."
    • FindArticles.com: Access a broad variety of content related to your research topic.
    • Jurn: "Search millions of free academic articles, chapters and theses."
    • Infotopia: "Infotopia is a Google custom search engine of selected sites."
    • Kiddleco: "Most Kiddle search results are illustrated with big thumnails, which makes it easier to scan the results, differentiate between them, and click the most appropriate results to your query."
    • Sweet Search: Choose between 'news' or 'history' when researching a topic of interest. Unfortunately, as it is the case with most sites, you must look past selected ads.
  • Quotations

    • Brainy Quote: Find quotes by famous people.
    • Bartleby: Access quotations from a large variety of sources.