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Online Encyclopedias and More
Ethnic groups worldwide: a ready reference handbook
Divided by continent, this resource offers articles that "contain information on ethnic composition and relations, and include some historical background. The location, population, religion, and current economic and political status of both indigenous and immigrant groups make up the bulk of each entry." Also available in print: Ref. GN325 .L46 1998
Oxford Reference Online
100 well-known and trusted dictionaries and reference books combined into a single cross-searchable web database.