Reference Resources: Statistics


Almanacs & Maps

Almanacs Online

  • How Stuff Works
  • InfoPlease – Information Please Almanacs, the Random House Webster’s College Dictionary, and the Columbia Encyclopedia searchable simultaneously. The ultimate fact finder on the WWW.
  • CIA World Fact Book – Global almanac data.

Maps on the WebMaps & Driving Directions:

Calculators & Converters

General Dictionaries Online

Quick Tip!
Find a definition using Google.  Type: definition: child abuse  (for example) and find definitions from several points of view, like how it is defined legally, in social work, in psychology, in medicine.  If you type the phrase without the word “definition” in front, you will also get a definition, but the results might be a little different. Try both!

  • Merriam-Webster Online
  • – Millions of word definitions, synonyms, spelling, audio pronunciations, example sentences, and translations from,, and and through its mobile iPhone, BlackBerry, and Android apps.
  • One Look Dictionaries – Hundreds of dictionaries that are searchable. There are general listings and special subject listings (business, computer, medical, religion, science, technological.)
  • Your – Language portal with more than 2,500 dictionaries and grammars in over 300 languages

General Encyclopedias Online

  • Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia – General encyclopedia containing over 25,000 information segments over a variety of subjects.
  • ArtCyclopedia – An index of online museums and image archives: find where the works of over 8000 different fine artists can be viewed online.
  • Webopedia – Online Tech Dictionary for Students, Educators and IT Professionals

News & Historical Images