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| Encyclopedias & Almanacs | Phone Directory 
 Community Resource
2-1-1 First Call for Help Broward
Community information and referrals for health and human service resources in Broward County. Compiled from The Community Resource Inventory, a project of The Coordinating Council of Broward, and other resources from 2-1-1 First Call For Help, a private non-profit 501(c)3 agency. 
 Encyclopedias & Almanacs
Amazing Animals of the World
Photographs and facts about 1,200 animals, describing each animal's size, diet, classification, and a map representing where they can be found. Best for students in grades K-2.

America the Beautiful
Covers history, geography, economy, culture, and government for each of the 50 states plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the major U.S. territories. Photographs, illustrations, maps and audio slide shows are available for each state. Best for elementary - middle school students.

Encyclopedia Americana
Full text encyclopedia of more than 45,000 entries on full range of topics. Especially strong on North American and international coverage, including biographies Also contains news briefs, dictionary, thesaurus, maps, flags, fact boxes, tables and links to web sites. Best for students in grades 8 and up. Coverage: Links to news articles start from 1998 - current. 

Lands and Peoples
Up-to-date information for students in grades 4-12 about countries and cultures throughout the world, with photographs, maps and flags for each. A special section called Culture Cross allows students to compare the land, people, economy, history, or facts and figures of any two continents, countries, or states/provinces online at the same time.

World Newspapers - over 600 newspapers from over 200 countries, in English and native languages. U.S. newspapers, including Chicago Tribune, Washington Post and many more.
 Phone Directory
ReferenceUSA - U.S. Business and U.S. Residential
More than 180 million residential listings and directory information for businesses, nonprofit organizations, governmental agencies, and more. Business Directory has annual reports, SEC filings, government data, bankruptcy records and legal filings. Updated: Monthly.