Encyclopedias


Canadian Encyclopedia

The Canadian Encyclopedia is a bilingual work produced by, for and about the people of Canada. It contains more than 19,500 articles from more than 5,000 contributors includes David Suzuki, Margaret Atwood, Piers Handling, Daniel Latouche, the late Pierre Berton and Marc Laurendeau. It also contains more than 30,000 multimedia items including images, maps, games, audio and video. New interactive features include curated content exhibits, interactive timelines, immediate updates of important events and a user-generated content map that invites Canadians to share their stories. The site also offers a new learning centre for teachers and parents that contains classroom resources, quizzes and themed study guides.

Country Studies

"The Country Studies Series presents a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world. The series examines the interrelationships of those systems and the ways they are shaped by cultural factors." (Wikipedia.org)

Wikipedia

The biggest multilingual open access encyclopedia on the internet - there are millions of articles in English alone.

The World Factbook

Provided by the CIA, the site "provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities".

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