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Almanacs(timely information and data)
 
Provides information (geographic, economic, political) on countries of the world. Also included information on the world’s oceans and reference maps.
 
Fun and practical information for everyday life, including moon calendars, planting charts, recipes, weather predictions and more.

Dictionaries (words and quotes)
 
Allows full search of dictionary and thesaurus materials.
 
Powerful multipurpose dictionary with the definitions you need...and much more! You can find and define words in not only English but a host of world languages...and even translate text with the online translator. Looking for synonyms and antonyms? They've got it. Games, language resources, even the word of the day...all just a click away. Maintained by Lexico Publishing Group, LLC.

Encyclopedias (broad information on all topics)
 
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Referencia Latina
"This comprehensive Spanish-language database offers content from a variety of sources including thousands of encyclopedia entries, an inclusive collection of images, an atlas, health reports, a Spanish-English dictionary and full text for reference books and general interest magazines in a broad array of subject areas."
 
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