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Research Databases: Encyclopedias & Reference
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- Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia (EBSCO) Features 25,000 articles with selected images about various subject areas.
- Statistical Abstract of the U.S. (Online Edition) (LSCS Libraries)
Comprehensive summary of statistics about the United States population, industries and more. Browse broad subject categories or search to locate statistics or use as a guide to more information in print and on the internet. Sources include the United States government, as well as commercial publishers.
- World Book Online (LSC-CyFair, LSC-Tomball, & HCPL)
(NOTE: This link refers you to the HCPL page where you will see the World Book link and select it.)
(World Book, Inc.) Searchable full-text encyclopedia entries enhanced with audio and video.
- Chilton Online Auto Repair Manuals (LSC-CyFair, LSC-Tomball, & HCPL)
(Cengage/Chilton) Includes "photographs, diagnostics designed by instructors, step-by-step repair procedures, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, recalls and Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for automobiles and light trucks."
Gale Virtual Reference Library (LSCS Libraries)
(Thomson Gale) Includes full-text, searchable reference sets in such areas as literature, business, education, game programming, and social sciences.
Historical Stock Quotes-Big Charts
- free web
(MarketWatch, Inc./Dow Jones & Company) Allows users to input a company's stock symbol and find high/low/closing stock prices for currently-traded companies from 1970 to the present.
- ReferenceUSA (LSC-CyFair, LSC-Tomball, & HCPL)
(NOTE: This link will refer you to the HCPL page where you will see the ReferenceUSA link and select it.)
ReferenceUSA (LSC-North Harris)
(InfoUSA) Search over 12 million U.S. businesses; 102 million U.S. residents; and 683,000 U.S. health care providers by various criteria.
- Routledge Encyclopedia Of Philosophy (LSC-CyFair)
(Routledge) This title covers philosophical thought from antiquity to the present, including entries on individuals and theories.
The Serials Directory
(EBSCO) provides "nearly 212,000 U.S. and international titles, including newspapers; data from nearly 108,235 publishers worldwide, including e-mail and Internet addresses; and Library of Congress and Dewey Decimal Classifications for every entry."
Yahoo! Finance-Historical Stock Prices
- free web
(Commodity Systems, Inc. (CSI)/Hemscott Americas) Enter a company stock symbol in the "Get Quotes" search box. Then click the "Historical Prices" link in the left margin. Select a date range (back to the late 1970's) and specify daily, weekly, monthly or dividend information. View the resulting table and/or download it to a spreadsheet.
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