CIA World Factbook
"Information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 266 world entities."
Life Photo Archive
"Search millions of photographs from the LIFE photo archive, stretching from the 1750s to today. Most were never published and are now available for the first time through the joint work of LIFE and Google."
Literary Criticism: The Internet Public Library
"The IPL Literary Criticism Collection contains critical and biographical websites about authors and their works that can be browsed by author, by title, or by nationality and literary period."
Searchable database of literature, reference, and verse. Find quotations, speeches, and poems.