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Library

Helpful Websites

Local Libraries
Cook Library
North Chicago Library
Waukegan Library

Government:
Background Notes
The publications listed below include facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of independent states, some dependencies, and areas of special sovereignty.
http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/

FedStats
FedStats provides easy access to statistics and information produced by more than 100 US Federal Government agencies.
http://www.fedstats.gov/

Statistical Abstract of the United States
Statistics on social and economic conditions in the United States. Selected international data included.
http://censtats.census.gov/

Library of Congress
http://www.loc.gov/index.html

Kids.gov
The official kids portal for the U.S. Government
http://kids.usa.gov/

Fast Facts:
InfoPlease
http://www.infoplease.com/
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RefDesk
A one-stop site for all things Internet including news, weather, sports, reference, encyclopedia (50 areas), facts on file, FAQs, tutorials, search engines, ...
www.refdesk.com

Language/Education:
Bartlett's Familiar Quotes
A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced to Their Sources in Ancient and Modern Literature.
http://www.bartleby.com/100/

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
http://www.merriam-webster.com

People:
Biography.com
http://www.biography.com/

Bibliography Help:
Owl Purdue Online Writing Lab
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/section/2/

Researching Strategies and Searching Techniques:
http://lib.colostate.edu/tutorials/