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Reference Ebooks: dictionaries, encyclopedias, and more!

Encyclopedias - your new BFF!

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Books can also be great sources for background information.  Search here for encyclopedias and books--both electronic and in print!  To find e-books, after running a search, limit your results to "eBook" using the options in the left-hand sidebar.

For hot topics in the news, try:

An excellent source of reporting and analysis on topics in the news. A good place for students to get background information on an issue.

Follow this link to access CQ Researcher online.

Country Info

If you're looking for basic information about a country, try these sources.