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Contemporary World Music

Contemporary World Music delivers the sounds of all regions from every continent. The database will contain important genres such as reggae, worldbeat, neo-traditional, world fusion, Balkanic jazz, African film, Bollywood, Arab swing and jazz, and other genres such as traditional music - Indian classical, fado, flamenco, klezmer, zydeco, gospel, gagaku, and more.*


CultureGrams goes beyond basic facts and figures on more than 200 countries, detailing daily life and culture, history, customs, and lifestyles. The States Edition describes the diversity and history of each U.S. state and includes maps, flags and symbols.*

Discover Our World

Click on an interactive map of the world to read articles on different nations provided by Britannica Online.*

Discover Our World: North America

Click on an interactive map of the United States to read articles about the states provided by Britannica Online.*

HistoryGeo (Available at Clayton Library Only)

Contains land-ownership maps, historical atlases and other content indispensable for recreating frontier neighborhoods and tracking migrations of families across the United States.

National Geographic Kids

National Geographic Kids is a kid friendly version of the iconic magazine. This database contains full issues of National Geographic Kids magazine from 2009 to present (with a 3 month embargo). It also contains 500 pictures and 200 National Geographic Kids books.*

National Geographic Magazine Archive

National Geographic magazine is an iconic magazine famous for its high quality photojournalism covering cultures, nature, science, technology and the environment. National Geographic Magazine Archive includes all issue of the magazine since its start in 1888 to the previous month\'s issue. Also included are National Geographic Kids and National Geographic Traveler magazines.*

Oxford Companion to World Exploration

An online reference e-book that offers information on all topics of exploration worldwide, including advances in navigation, the discovery of the New World, polar expeditions, and the space age. In addition to examining the lives and expeditions of heroic and influential explorers, the book covers navigational and marine sciences and ranges from ancient cultures through modern space exploration.*

Smithsonian Global Sound

Archival audio collections of the legendary Folkways Records, Cook, Dyer-Bennet, Fast Folk, Monitor, Paredon and other labels. It is a virtual encyclopedia of the world's musical and aural traditions.*

Recommended Websites

Extensive information on all 50 of the United States.

Distance Calculator

Calculates distances between cities and countries.


Currency converter.

Weather Channel

Gives graphic view of weather conditions.

Weather Underground

Current and historical weather.