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Reference Materials

Here are a number of Reference links that may come in handy in your Research:

Annals of American History, Britannica - Explore US history through speeches, historical accounts, memoirs, poems, images, and multimedia.

Barbleby.com Great Books Online - A free collection of classic and contemporary reference works. Includes sources such as dictionaries, thesauri, quotation books, English usage guides, the Fannie Farmer cookbook, Gray's anatomy, Emily Post's book on etiquette, and more.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook provides excellent information about careers - from nature of the work, education requirements, projected job outlook, and earnings. Career Information for Students section helps you explore possible careers depending on what you like.

CIA World Factbook - The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. 

Encyclopedia Mythica - Covers mythology, folklore, magic, and more and contains over 6,100 definitions of gods and goddesses, supernatural beings and legendary creatures and monsters from all over the world.

Information Please Almanac - general information

MathWorld - Covers all areas of mathematics including algebra, calculus, discrete mathematics, geometry, history, number theory, probability, statistics and topology.

Library of Congress American Memory Collections -A gateway to primary source materials relating to the history and culture of the United States.

American Presidency Project - Contains all major publications of the U.S. Office of the President, including: Public Papers of the President, Inaugural Addresses, Executive Orders, Signing Statements, and other information such as radio addresses, party platforms, videos of debates, and popularity polling data.

Chronology of US Historical Documents - 1215 - present    Full text

Includes the text of more than 100 historic US documents from the Magna Carta and the Mayflower Compact to the Truman Doctrine and the "I Have a Dream" speech.

Core Documents of US Democracy - Provides access a core group of current and historical government publications including the Bill of Rights, presidential inauguration speeches and other judicial and regulatory documents.

Discovering American Women's History Online - A gateway of digital collections of primary sources (photos, letters, diaries, artifacts, etc.) that document the history of women in the United States,

History Channel Speech Archives - Online audiorecordings of speeches and other addresses by international political leaders; on-site recordings of notable historic events. 

Mark Twain Project - A digital critical edition, fully annotated, of all Mark Twain's writings including texts, letters and other recently discovered documents.

September 11 News - Permanent internet archive of news coverage of the events of September 11, 2001