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Famous Michigan people:
Describes lives of famous people who were born in Michigan.
Infoplease Biography:
More than 30,000 biographies arranged by category or by the person's name.

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CIA World Factbook:
The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency provides detailed factual data, maps, and statistics on countries worldwide. Searchable by country or specific topic such as monetary currency.
Country Studies:
The Library of Congress provides social, economic and political information on countries around the world.
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Language & World Cultures
About World Languages:
Information about the world’s most important languages
American Memory:
Library of Congress gateway to primary source documents about the history and culture of the United States.
Ethnologue: Languages of the World:
A catalog of all the world’s 6,909 known living languages
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Religion & Mythology
Encyclopedia Mythica: mythology, folklore, and religion:
The Encyclopedia Mythica is an online encyclopedia on mythology, folklore, and legends. It currently contains numerous entries on gods and goddesses, heroes, legendary creatures and beings from all over the world.
Religion Facts:
The site provides the history, practices and customs of numerous world religions.
Saint of the Day:
Browse patron saints or find saints by name or date.
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World History
Holocaust History:
Learn about the history of the holocaust through the resources from the United States Memorial Holocaust Museum including maps, timelines, and personal histories.
This Day in History:
History Channel's collection of automobile, entertainment, technology and war headlines from years ago on this day. Includes a searchable monthly calendar
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