Encyclopaedia Britannica's latest article database (including hundreds of articles not found in the print edition), Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, and the Britannica Book of the Year (1994-present), with thousands of web links selected by editors. Updated daily.
Continuously updated electronic version of Webster's Third New International Dictionary of the English Language Unabridged, which is considered to be the largest and most comprehensive American dictionary of the English language. The resource also acts as a portal to these other popular Merriam Webster reference works: Collegiate Dictionary, Collegiate Thesaurus, Medical Dictionary, Spanish-English Dictionary, French-English Dictionary, and Concise Encyclopedia. This dynamic resource also offers the Citations database which offers over a million real-world word usage examples.
Searchable online version of Roget’s 21st Century Thesaurus (3rd edition, 2005), based on Peter Mark Roget's classic Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases. Provides brief definitions of words, with lists of other words with similar meanings (synonyms).
Combines more than 135 frequently consulted Gale biographical sources with more than 325 full-text periodicals and journals, more than 27,000 portraits, and thousands of Recent News briefs on high-interest individuals. Updated continuously.
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These statistical abstracts are generally issued by the national statistical offices of foreign governments and contain country-level data not easily found elsewhere. The first release includes data from 29 countries; more will be added later. Global and regional statistical compendia issued by international organizations and research firms will also be included.
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