Almanacs and Yearbooks

Almanacs and Factbooks Country Information, Regional and World Rankings
A convenient compilation of statistical facts and rankings for the countries of the world, drawn from a variety of sources.

Computer Almanac: Interesting & Useful Numbers About Computers
A large collection of computer-related facts and figures, drawn from a variety of sources. Among the categories included are computers at home and at work, operating systems, speed, programming, marketing, research, the internet, interfaces, injuries, and crime. Compiled and maintained by Brad A. Myers, a Senior Research Scientist at Carnegie Mellon University's Human Computer Interaction Institute.

Country Studies/Area Handbook Series (Federal Research Division, Library of Congress)
This site contains all currently available titles in the Country Studies/Area Handbook Series originally produced in print by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress (and sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Army). Each title "presents a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions" of a country or region. The titles are not continuously updated, so in all cases the date of publication should be consulted for currency of information.

The History Channel's "This Day In History"
This almanac of historical events includes sub-sections on automotive, Civil War, technology, and Wall Street history.

Information Please Almanacs
Online version of the popular print almanac covers a variety of topics including world and U.S. facts, sports, entertainment, people, business and the economy, living, society, and science and technology. Browse or search.

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The Calendar Zone
A topically organized collection of online calendars, including celestial, cultural, geographical, historical and religious calendars. Also contains calendar information and software resources.

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The Official U.S. Time
Site sponsored by the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the U. S. Naval Observatory provides clocks calibrated to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), a standard for world time. Java-based clocks represent the current time for every U.S./territorial time zone, accurate within one second.

The World Clock
This web clock displays the current time in 135 cities around the world and also contains a search engine you can use to find the time in other locations.

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State of the World's Children 2001
This UNICEF publication offers a global perspective on the well-being of children, including data drawn from 193 countries and covering such basic indicators as nutrition, health, education, and economic status.