• Almanacs

  • BBC News - Country Profiles
    From the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), this website provides detailed, thorough information about countries around the world. Includes links to news media in the country searched and to stories broadcast on BBC media outlets about that country. Also provides profiles of international organizations.

    CIA - The World Factbook
    From the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.

    Old Farmer's Almanac
    The web version of the Old Farmer's Almanac offers practical and entertaining information such as weather predictions; tide charts; planting tables and other gardening tips; sun, moon or planet rise and set data; and household tips and recipes.

    Oregon Blue Book
    Official state fact book about all levels of government, education, cultural resources, and more.

  • From the Library's Encyclopedia Collection:

  • African American Almanac
    Provides a range of historical and current information on African American history, society and culture. Includes coverage of such topics as: Africa and the Black diaspora; film and television; landmarks; national organizations; population; religion; science and technology; and sports.

    Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations
    Presents easy-to-understand information on 194 countries and dependencies from around the world. Entries discuss a variety of topics in detail, from banking and securities to climate, from government data to demographic statistics. Also includes biographical essays on national leaders.