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Online version of the comprehensive encyclopedia of geographical places; free online.
- Credo Reference
Offers 100 fully searchable electronic books on a variety of subjects; all full-text.
- Drug Information Portal
From the National Library of Medicine, offers information available for over 40,000 drugs.
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- Historical Statistics of the United States
"The standard source for the quantitative facts of American history."
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Digital maps of cities in Illinois from 1867-1970; available on campus.
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Online version of the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary; free online.
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Online version of "the accepted authority on the evolution of the English language."
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