Almanacs, Atlases, and Maps


Definition: A reference book or online publication consisting of various lists, tables, and brief articles relating to a particular field or many general fields.

  • InfoPlease Almanacs
    Sections include: World, United States, History & Government, Biography, Sports, Arts & Entertainment, Business, Society & Culture, and Health & Science.
  • The Old Farmer’s Almanac
    Contains information on Astronomy, Weather, Gardening, Food and the Outdoors. Note, there are many display ads on these pages, which can cause your browser to perform slowly.


Definition 1: A book or bound collection of maps (or collection of online maps), sometimes with supplementary illustrations and graphic analyses.
Definition 2: A volume of tables, charts, or plates that systematically illustrates a particular subject: an anatomical atlas.


Advertised as the best Federal source for national maps and geographic information. Some of the things you can do at this site are view your own customized maps, work with interactive maps, and order maps for your home, office, or classroom.

  • Google Maps
    View maps in the U.S. and beyond or get driving directions.
  • Library of Congress Map Collections
    Focuses on Americana and Cartographic Treasures digitized from maps from and atlases dating from 1500-2004 that for the most part, are not subject to copyright. The Library of Congress Geography and Map division contains over 4.5 million items and this digital map collection is only a small part of it. You can access the maps by 7 different categories such as Cities and Towns and Conservation and Environment.
  • Mapquest
    View maps and get driving directions. Keep in mind directions provided are not always exact.
  • Yahoo Maps
    View maps and get driving directions. Keep in mind directions provided are not always exact.
  • Maps101
    Online subscription through the school. Over 4500 maps. Videos, games, lesson plans and activities.
  • U.S. Census Bureau
    Contains a wide range of statistical data by category including Census 2000 information, People, Business, Geography, and Special Topics.
Beyond PowerPoint
  • Prezi: This site allows you to make Prezis, a zooming presentation tool. You create a “map” of your presentation and zoom in on different parts. Prezi is online and free.
  • Animoto: Create great-looking videos with music, text, and images easily.
  • Voki: Create an avatar that speaks using your own voice! You can even make your Voki look like you.
  • Videoscribe:  Create your own stunning, high-definition, white-board style animation videos

Reader Suggestion Box

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Mrs. Christine DeCastro

Upper School Media Specialist
(904)223-5270, x2145

Upper School Media Center Hours:

8:00 AM – 4:30 PM on regular school days

(Closed after school on Wednesdays and on half days)

Additional Research Links

  • Sweet Search:   A search engine like Google, only better! It has websites that librarians, teachers, or other experts have approved, so the information you get has a better chance of being reliable.
  • BrainPop:  Provides over 1,000 short animated moves for grades k-12
  • Gizmo:  Math and Science simulations for grades 3-12

For Readers & Writers

Isaiah 40:8

“The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever.”