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Academic Search Premier
Find journals, magazines, newspapers, reports & books on a wide variety of topics.
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AtoZ Maps Online™
The world's most comprehensive collection of royalty-free downloadable maps.

AtoZ the USA™
The United States is one of the most geographically, culturally, and ethnically diverse countries in the world. It is also a young country with a rich history. AtoZ the USATM brings this diversity and history to life in a beautifully-illustrated resource.

AtoZ World Culture™
Curious about the world? AtoZ World Culture™ has you covered. With AtoZ World Culture™, information about world history, cultures, languages, foods, religions, and much more is just a click away.

Biography Reference Center
A comprehensive collection of biographies on notable personalities.
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Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
Online encyclopedia covering over 25,000 topics.
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History Reference Center
Full-text history reference books, encyclopedias, and non-fiction books.
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MasterFile Complete
An online collection of articles from over 1,700 magazines. It also includes reference books, biographies and an image collection.
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Military & Government Collection
Magazine, journal and newspaper articles relating to all branches of the military and government.
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Salem History
Information about prominent people and events from the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and 1980s in America.

Universal Class is a comprehensive service offering unlimited access to continuing education courses, covering a broad range of topics.

Utah Digital Newspapers
Digitized archives of Utah newspapers

Utah Newsearch
Utah's newspapers, including The Herald Journal, from August 2004 up to two weeks before the current date.
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Profiles of all fifty U.S. states.
Best of the Web: Society and Culture
A comprehensive directory of websites, organized by category. Tens of thousands of new sites added every month.
CIA World Factbook
The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.
CIA World Factbook
Profiles of world countries published by the US Central Intelligence Agency.
Directory of State Archives
Links to official state archives for U.S. states and territories
Distance Calculator
Find the distance between any two locations on earth.
In Motion: The African-American Migration Experience
The website is organized around thirteen defining migrations that have formed and transformed African America and the nation. Each migration is presented through five units: a narrative, about 100 illustrations with captions and bibliographical information, from twenty to forty research resources consisting of essays, books, book chapters, articles, and manuscripts, maps, and lesson plans.
Library of Congress Digital Collections
A listing of the searchable Library of Congress and other digital collections with a focus on history & cultures from around the world.
Library of Congress Global Gateway
World Culture and Resources.
View maps and driving directions for areas in the United States and Canada.
National Geographic Society Publications Index
Search for National Geographic articles from 1888 to the present.
Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection
Collection of online World and US maps.
Heads of state and heads of government of all countries and territories from 1700 to the present.
The National Map Viewer and Download Platform
Use The National Map Viewer and Download Platform to visualize, inspect, and download the most current topographic base map data and products for free.
This Day in History
Find out what historical events happened on this date from the History Channel.
Timeline of Art History
Presented by the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Covers Art History from prehistoric times to the present.
U.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets
Information on land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy and foreign relations of world countries. Provide by the US Department of State.
US Latitude and Longitude
Look up the latitude and longitude of cities, towns, and geographic features in the United States.
Utah Digital Newspapers
Utah newspapers from the late 19th and early 20th century.
Utah Maps
Statewide listing of Utah maps available online.
Utah State History/Utah State Historical Society
Website with various resources related to Utah history and genealogy.
World Flag Database
Images of flags from countries around the world. Includes images of state flags.
World Leaders
Directory of chiefs of state and cabinet members of foreign governments. Maintained by the US Central Intelligence Agency.
Year by Year
Lists significant events for every year from 1900 to the present.