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Credo Reference - All Subjects Search

Contains dictionaries, bilingual dictionaries, thesauri, encyclopedias, quotations and atlases, plus a wide range of subject-specific titles.

Encyclopedia Britannica

Basic introduction to over 75,000 different topics, including encyclopedia articles, maps, news, definitions, and statistics. Includes a dictionary/thesaurus, (media (photographs and selected audio/video files), famous quotations, country profiles, selected websites and news articles.

FactsonFile World Almanac Online

Provides current facts and information about:

  • Economy, Business, and Energy
  • Crime
  • Military Affairs
  • Health and Vital Statistics
  • Personalities, Arts, and Media
  • Science and Technology
  • Consumer Information
  • Nations of the World
  • World History and Culture
  • U.S. Facts and History
  • U.S. Government
  • U.S. Cities, States, and Population
  • Sports

as well as a chronology of events and surprising facts about the world at a glance.

FactsonFile Databases Portal

Links to the FactsonFile databases available at Oakton.


With a team of over 250 statisticians, database experts, analysts, and editors, Statista provides users with an innovative and intuitive tool for researching quantitative data, statistics and related information.