Use this guide to search online encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, and selected web sites for reference information
Last Updated: Nov 18, 2013
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- Oxford Reference Online
- CQ Researcher
A source of comprehensive reporting and analysis on news and current events, 1923 to present.
See also ProPublica
, an independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest.
Sponsored by a nonprofit public charity, promotes critical thinking, education, and informed citizenship by presenting controversial issues in a straightforward, nonpartisan, primarily pro-con format.
A free humanitarian news service run by Thomson Reuters Foundation covering crises worldwide with trusted news and information on natural disasters, conflicts, refugees, hunger, diseases and climate change.
- Literature Criticism Online
Essays and critical commentary on authors and literary works spanning all regions, eras, and genres.
- Oxford English Dictionary
The OED is the unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of English-language words, both present and past.
- Statesman's Yearbook
Current, detailed information on every country in the world, including its history, politics, economics, trade and infrastructure.