This is an excellent, scholarly alternative to Wikipedia. It allows you to search back-of-the-book indexes and article titles in thousands of reference books owned by Camden-Carroll Library. If it is an e-book you can access it. If it is a print book you can find its call number and then the volume and page numbers for your topic.
Selected E-Book Encyclopedias
Border Disputes: a Global Encyclopedia - 2015Provides broad coverage of approximately 80 current international border disputes and conflicts. Each volume begins with an introduction to the type of dispute to be discussed, identifying the conflict as territorial, positional, or functional.
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.
Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues - 2011Provides information from numerous fields of knowledge relevant to the study of environmental issues, including biology, geology, anthropology, demographics, genetics, and engineering, and explains the interrelationships of these issues.
ISBN: 9781587657351 eISBN: 9781587657405
Encyclopedia of Geography - 2010Covers a diverse array of topics to offer a comprehensive and useful summary of the state of the discipline of Geography in the early 21st century.
ISBN: 9781412956970 eISBN: 9781412939591
Encyclopedia of Invasive Species - 2011Provides information on invasive plants, animals, fungi, and microorganisms in the United States, which are threatening native ecosystems, agriculture, economies, and human health.
ISBN: 9780313382208 eISBN: 9780313382215
Encyclopedia of Population - 2003Provides coverage of demographic topics both in the core field and in neighboring disciplines. Topics covered include: rapid demographic expansion in poor countries, low fertility rates, immigration, problems of old-age support, the environmental impact of dense population; the press for expanded reproductive rights; and many other issues.
Geo-Data: World Geographical Encyclopedia - 2003Provides entries on the physical geography of every country in the world plus other selected locations. Each entry features a relief map depicting the geography of the location plus detailed text that describes its features, climate and vegetation. Entries are formatted with standardized rubrics to facilitate comparison.
ISBN: 9780787655815 eISBN: 9780787677084
Hispanic Databook - 2013Includes detailed data on national, state, county, and place (city, town, etc.) levels. It contains profiles on 782 places with the highest concentrations of Hispanic/Latino population, comprising 23 ethnic backgrounds from Argentinean to Venezuelan, and includes 26 topics, including homeownership, income, language spoken, jobs, rent, and poverty.
ISBN: 9781619250048 eISBN: 9781619250055
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.