InfoPlease is a great, free, internet-based almanac with a plethora of quality information about almost anything you can think of! Run by Pearson Education (of textbook-publishing fame), it has an atlas, encyclopedia, dictionary, thesaurus, “Day in History” page, and even a few more nifty tools like the periodic table and conversion tools. It’s truly a one-stop-shop for information! The clean layout and well-designed separation of sections makes finding your topic a snap. If you can’t find it here, you can’t find it anywhere! A great place to start your research.