Biographies, Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

Biographies
American Presidency Project
This site is a treasure trove of information on all of the U.S. presidents created by the University of California, Santa Barbara, including election information and maps, documents, audio and video clips, and more.

Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-Present
Entries can be searched by name, state, and position (senator, representative, speaker of the house, etc.).

Dictionaries
Forvo
Find correct pronunciation for words in 267 languages.

Merriam-Webster Dictionary
This site includes a dictionary, thesaurus, Spanish-English dictionary, and medical dictionary.

Encyclopedias
CIA World Factbook
This site provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. Includes maps, flags, and time zones.

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. It is a project of the United States Federal Research Division.

Internet Public Library
Find quality information on a wealth of topics arranged by subject and compiled by information science professionals. Business, education, law, science, health, and more are covered.

Wikipedia
A multilingual, web-based, free-content encyclopedia project based on an openly editable model. View the Researching with Wikipedia page for more information.