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Almanacs and Factbooks
Oxford Bibliographies Online: Includes: African Studies, Anthropology, Atlantic History, Art History, Chinese Studies, Cinema and Media Studies, Classics, Criminology, Hinduism, International Relations, Islamic Studies, Jewish Studies, Latin American Studies, Linguistics, Medieval Studies, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Renaissance and Reformation, Sociology, and Victorian Literature.
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Dictionaries and Thesauri
Descriptionary: A Thematic Dictionary (The dictionary for when you know what it is, but not what it's called.)
Oxford Handbooks Online: Business and Management, Linguistics, Philosophy, Political Science and Religion
Florida Statistics available from the University of Florida Bureau of Economic and Business Research (BEBR)
Encyclopedia Britiannica (free version)
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