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General Reference: Almanacs and Handbooks

Provides access to quality, dependable general reference sources.

What is an almanac?

"1 : a publication containing astronomical and meteorological data for a given year and often including a miscellany of other information
2 : a usually annual publication containing statistical, tabular, and general information"

From Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary

Almanacs and Handbooks

  • 50 States.com
    Choose your state and find its history, flag, bird, climate, etc
  • InfoPlease Almanac
    Information Please has been providing authoritative answers to all kinds of factual questions since 1938—first as a popular radio quiz show, then starting in 1947 as an annual almanac, and since 1998 on the Internet at www.infoplease.com. (from the site)
  • Nobel Prize
    All you ever wanted to know about the Nobel Prize, including winners.
  • Old Farmer's Almanac
    The Almanac, North America's oldest continuously published periodical, comes out every year in September and is published in Dublin, NH.
  • Weather History
    What was the weather on the day you were born. If you were born after 1945, you can find out here.
  • World Weather Almanac
    Choose from a list of cities to find average temperature highs and lows, rainfall, etc.
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