Almanacs provide brief summaries of the events of a given year along
with statistical and factual information.
Information Please Almanac. 1947-1998. (Reference 310 I)
Time Almanac. 1999- . (Reference 310 T)
The World Almanac and Book of Facts. 1897- . (Reference 310 W)
Encyclopedia Year Books
These annual volumes provide a thorough survey of the preceding year’s
people, events, and notable developments through chronologies, country
reports, biographies, obituaries, and feature articles.
The Americana Annual. 1939, 1949- . (Reference 030 A)
Britannica Book of the Year. 1939- . (Reference 030 B)
The World Book Year Book. 1964- . (Youth Reference 031 W)
Annals of America. 21 vols. 1976-1987. (973 A; also Reference)
The Annals is a multi-volume collection of primary sources
including speeches, formal documents, court decisions, excerpts from books
and periodicals, and much more illustrating the period from 1493 to 1976.
Facts on File. 1941- . (Reference 909.82 F)
Facts on File provides a detailed summary of the national and
news events of a week. These weekly summaries are then gathered into
yearly volumes, each with a comprehensive index.
Historical Statistics of the United States, Colonial Times to 1970.
2 vols. 1975. (Reference 317.3 U)
The two volumes of this work provide a vast treasure trove of
statistics on subjects such as population, immigration, prices, income,
social life, and manufacturing.
Modern America, 1914-1945. 1995. (Reference 973.9 G)
Arranged topically rather than chronologically, this book is a great
source for statistics, facts, and lists on all aspects of American life
during the first half of the century.
Page One: Major Events, 1920-1994, as Presented in the New York
Times. 1994. (909.82 P Oversize; also Reference)
This book reprints the first page of the New York Times’ coverage of significant news events.
The Times in Review: A New York Times Decade Book. 5
vols. 1970-1973. (Reference 909.82 T Oversize)
The five volumes in this series, each covering a different decade,
reprint the New York Times’ coverage of the top ten national and
Value of a Dollar. (Reference 332.410973 V; also Information
Use this book to find the prices of various items from the Civil War
period to the present.