Reference biographies of more than 18,700 men and women from all eras and walks of life whose lives have shaped the United States, with over 2,700 illustrations, more than 80,000 hyperlinked cross-references, links to select web sites, and search and browse capabilities. (Full-text)
Includes biographical coverage from Current Biography, the World Authors Series, the Junior Authors & Illustrators series and more. It features more than 140,000 narrative profiles and more than 30,000 images.
The online version of the standard encyclopedia, covering a wide range of topics. Also useful as a guide to the World Wide Web, providing links to rated sites. Provides some magazine articles as well. (Full-text)
Over 10,000 articles from leading reference works by experts in the field of African American Studies, plus over 1,750 images, more than 300 primary sources with specially written commentaries, nearly 150 maps, and 150 charts and tables. (Full-text)
Signed articles covering both the fine arts (painting, sculpture, and architecture) and the decorative arts (ceramics, textiles, jewellery, interior design, furniture, glass, metalwork, and more). Also includes over 30,000 links to colour images from high-quality museum and other art sites, plus over 100,000 images from The
Includes 1,564 essays on authors of all nationalities and time periods. Each essay includes a concise introductory preface and a biography placing the author's work within a personal and historical framework. (Full-text)
"The CIA publishes and updates the online directory of Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Foreign Governments regularly. The directory is intended to be used primarily as a reference aid and includes as many governments of the world as is considered practical, some of them not officially recognized by the United States."