Friday, September 25, 2009

Background info? Word definitions? Maps? Stats?

You can find answers to these sorts of needs and much more in our various "reference" resources - atlases, dictionaries, encyclopedias etc. Quite a lot of this sort of material is online now - visit our Reference research guide to learn more! Pictured here, Spanish explorer Balboa, who first sighted the Pacific this day in 1513, from the Encyclopedia Britannica's "This Day in History" feature.

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