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Biographies

American Presidency Project
A treasure trove of information on all of the U.S. Presidents created by the University of California, Santa Barbara, including election information and maps, documents, audio and video clips, and more.

Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-Present
Entries can be searched by name, state, and position (Senator, Representative, Speaker of the House, etc.).

NoveList Plus*
Access author biographies and read-alikes, book discussion guides, genre lists, award winners, and subject searching for fiction and non-fiction titles.

Dictionaries

Forvo
Find correct pronunciation for words in 267 languages.

Merriam-Webster Dictionary
Includes dictionary, thesaurus, Spanish-English dictionary, and medical dictionary

Encyclopedias

CIA World Factbook
Provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. Includes maps, flags and time zones.

Country Studies
The Country Studies Series 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. A project of the United States Federal Research Division.

Wikipedia
A multilingual, web-based, free-content encyclopedia project based on an openly editable model. View the Researching with Wikipedia page for more information.

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