Annals of American History Online provides a year-by-year documentary of American thought and action. Read the original words of more than 1,500 authors, from 1493 through today, who made and analyzed American history through speeches, writings, and interviews including the U.S. Constitution, the Gettysburg Address, John Smith’s account of his adventure with Pocahontas and Richard Nixon’s resignation from the presidency.http://america.eb.com
Britannica Online is the award-winning World Wide Web information service provided by
Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc. Introduced as an online resource in September of 1994, it was
the first encyclopedia on the Web. The Encyclopædia Britannica is the world's most
comprehensive reference product, a distinction it has held since its first publication in 1768.
Britannica Online includes the complete encyclopedia, as well as Merriam-Webster's
Collegiate Dictionary and the Britannica Book of the Year. World Data Analyst is included in the subscription. It can also be used to search an
Internet directory that includes more than 130,000 links to Web sites selected, rated, and
reviewed by Britannica editors. http://search.eb.com
Moderna (formerly Enciclopedia Universal en Espanol) is the most comprehensive encyclopedia in the Spanish language with over 47,000 articles plus photos, maps and tables. http://spanish.eb.com
Image Quest Simplify and improve your search for images with Image Quest. Now you can access nearly 3 million images from more than 45 of the best collections in the world. Bridgeman Art Library, Dorling Kindersley Images, Getty Images, the National Portrait Gallery of London, the National Geographic Society, and other leading names have joined with Britannica to provide the best and broadest collection of proprietary educational imagery. Free of advertising and from trustworthy sources, Image Quest provides safe and fast access to the highest quality images on all topics and for all ages. www.quest.eb.com
Webster’s Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged Online is the largest, with over 470,000 entries, and most comprehensive American dictionary available. A vast array of search options will allow users to not only search for definitions and spelling but also search for etymologies, rhymes, and puzzle answers. http://mwu.eb.com
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