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Britannica Academic EditionUpdated daily. The combination of the Encyclopædia Britannica and Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, magazines and periodicals, and many other research tools provides a variety of reliable sources.
Britannica World Data AnalystFor comparing countries across multiple statistical categories, or focusing on statistics for a single country. Data reflects the most recent available statistics. Also, it allows chronological comparisons - create tables and charts comparing changes over time. Data spans up to 90 years.
CIA World Fact BookThe World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.
Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance - 2003Provides rich detail on all aspects of the Renaissance in 14th to 17th century Europe. Nearly half the entries are biographical, covering artists, thinkers, statesman, and reformers. A table of European ruling houses and a table showing the dates when cities and countries changed from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar are also included.
ISBN: 9780198601753 eISBN: 9780191727795
Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States - 2004Draws together the diverse historical and contemporary experiences in the United States of Latinos and Latinas from Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Central America, South America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Addresses such broad topics as identity, art, politics, religion, education, health, and history.
ISBN: 9780195156003 eISBN: 9780195188424
People's Chronology, The - 2005Presents a year-by-year record of human events from prehistory to the present. Each chronological chapter is further organized by era or year, and within each year by 33 standard subject categories that feature not only political events and wars, but also events in the arts and humanities, education, transportation, science and medicine, and social trends. Also includes issues of concern such as consumer protection, crime, and nutrition.