General Reference Links

Scout Report
One of the best kept secrets of the Internet, the Scout Report offers a selection of new and newly discovered online resources of interest to researchers, educators, and anyone else with an interest in high-quality online material. The Report is available both as a web site, and in e-mail form via free, mailing list subscriptions. Past issues of the Scout Report, as well as past issues of the discontinued subject-specific Reports, are available on our back issues page.

The CIA World Fact Book
There's a lot of information here. You pay for it, why not use it?

How Things Work
Think of this site as a radio call-in program that's being held on the WWW instead of the radio. If you ask how something works, using the button below, they'll try to provide an explanation. Learn about the physics and science of the world around you.

Rocketinfo is an advanced search engine that is optimized for finding news and information that is current, relevant and accurate.
RAND is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. Areas of expertise: child policy, civil and criminal justice, education, environment and energy, health, international policy, labor markets, methodology, national security, population and regional studies, science and technology, social welfare and transportation.

Country Reports

Farmers Almanac

The Old Farmers Almanac

Reference Desk


Languages and Cultures of the World

World Bank- Students and Teacher Resources

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