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Abbreviations & Acronyms


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Almanacs &Yearbooks


  • Information Please Almanac
    Online version of the Time Almanac that "allows searching along with the contents of an encyclopedia, a dictionary, an atlas, and several almanacs containing statistics, facts, and historical records."

  • Guinness Worlds Records
    Formerly known as the Internet Acronym Server that provide definition of acronyms.

  • The Old Farmer's Almanac
    This site contains "astronomical events, weather conditions and forecasts, recipes, and gardening tips.“

  • The CIA World Factbook
    Provides information on the history, people, government, economy, energy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.

  • The Yearbook of the United Nations
    The authoritative reference work on the UN System

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Atlases & Geography


  • Atlapedia Online
    Contains full color physical maps, political maps as well as key facts and statistics on countries of the world.

  • Columbia Gazetteer of the World
    The renowned geographic encyclopedia.

  • Maplandia
    The searchable world gazetteer based on Google maps.

  • Map Quest
    Provides standard interactive road maps and driving directions. If you click on "Outside U.S. and Canada" you may retrieve roadmaps of the rest of the world.

  • National Geographic Maps
    Offers a series of a travel maps to suit unique travel needs.

  • World Atlas
    Complete lists of continents, countries, lakes, oceans, mountains, etc.


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Biographies



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Country Information


  • Altapedia Online: Countriez A-Z
    Provides facts, figures and statistical data on geography, climate, people, religion, language, history, economy and many more.

  • The World Factbook
    Provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.

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Encyclopedias



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Quotations


  • Quotations from Bartleby.com
    Includes 120,000 most authoritative quotations on the web, with 50,000 other short selections.

  • BrainyQuote
    One of the oldest and most established quotation sites on the web.

  • The Quotations Page
    Consists of 8,000 quotations online from over 3,400 authors, and more are added daily.

  • ThinkExist.com
    Includes more than 300,000 quotations by over 20,000 authors.


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Statistics and Demographics


  • Country STAT Philippines
    A web-based system that integrates national food and agricultural statistical information to ensure harmonization of national data and metadata collections for analysis and policy making.

  • PSA Decent Work Statistics
    Contains data from 1995 to the latest available from the source agencies at the time of compilation.

  • OECD.Stat
    Includes 120,000 most authoritative quotations on the web, with 50,000 other short selections.

  • PIDS Economic and Social Database
    Keeps various Philippine economic and social data both at the national and sub-national levels and in long time series for some.

  • United Nations Statistics Division
    Provides a global centre for data on international trade, national accounts, energy, industry, environment and demographic and social statistics gathered from national and international sources.

  • United Nations Global SDG Indicators Database
    Provides access to data compiled through the UN System in preparation for the Secretary-General's annual report on "Progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals.

  • The World Bank Open Data
    Offers free access to more than 2,000 financial, business, health, economic and human development statistics.

  • World Health Organization Global Health Observatory
    A compilation of health statistics for its 194 member states.

  • World Statistics
    Gives free and easy access to data provided by International Organizations, such as the World Bank, the United Nations and Eurostat.


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