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Online Dictionaries & Word Finders
Canadian Encyclopedia This link opens in a new window
The online version of the Canadian encyclopedia.
Encyclopaedia Britannica This link opens in a new window
An excellent general encyclopedia; great for finding good quality background information on almost any topic.
Encyclopedia of British Columbia This link opens in a new window
Provides background and introductory information on British Columbia.
Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia
The largest encyclopedia online. Use as a starting point only - articles can be edited and written by ANYONE, so they may have errors in them.
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Maps of Canada
The Perry-Castaneda map directory at the University of Texas - Austin provides links to hundreds of maps for many countries in the world. On their homepage, you can find a list of maps relating to hot topics, from a variety of sources.
National Atlas of Canada
A large selection of geographic, economic, historical, environmental and social maps of Canada, as well as some international maps.
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