Reference books include encyclopedias, almanacs, handbooks, guides, and maps. They can help you find quick factual information and are a good place to get background information. Use the below links to find out general information about your topic.
Includes the Encyclopedia Britannica, World Data Analyst (statistics on the countries of the world), Gateway to the Classics (significant works in literature, philosophy, history, and science), Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, and more.
Provides information on the doctrine, organization, and history of Christianity over the centuries, and also includes information about persons, institutions, cultural phenomena, religions, philosophies, and social movements that have affected the Catholi
The American Values Atlas (AVA) is a powerful new tool for understanding the complex demographic, religious, and cultural changes occurring in the United States today. Recognizing the need to provide a more complete portrait of substantial diversity of opinion, identities and values across the U.S. PRRI launched the AVA in late 2014.
225 countries are described,focusing on the ways of life of the people, and the main forces affecting them. For each country there is a mix of demographic, historical, social, economic, political, and religious information.