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Quick Reference Sources

This guide links to online sources that are useful for background information and quick facts.

Almanacs and Yearbooks


An almanac is an annual publication containing a calendar for the coming year, the times of such events and phenomena as anniversaries, sunrises and sunsets, phases of the moon, tides, etc., and other statistical information and related topics. 


A yearbook is a book that is published by the graduating class of a high school or college, containing photographs of class members and commemorating school activities. It can also be a book that is published annually, containing information, statistics, etc., about the past year.