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32 – new georgia encyclopedia
04.24.2006, 5:32 pm
Filed under: generalities, history & geography, websites

The new Georgia encyclopedia / A project of the Georgia Humanities Council, in partnership with the Office of the Governor, the University of Georgia Press, and the University System of Georgia/GALILEO, 2004-2006.
[http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/nge/Home.jsp]

Here you will find scores of articles on subjects relating to the history, culture, life, politics, geography, government, and economics of the state of Georgia, and about the South more generally.  Topics are diverse, from chenille bedspreads to the Nuclear Threat Initiative to time capsules

The New Georgia Encyclopedia's clear and richly illustrated articles are arranged (not exactly encyclopedically, but in a hierarchical fashion) on the left hand side of the page, and are easily browsable.  But the site has some other nice features as well — if you type some terms into the search box, for example, the Encyclopedia will suggest topics that might be what you want, while you type.  The Encyclopedia has are quick-reference sections detailing facts about the state of Georgia, popular destinations in the state, and features that the editors want especially to highlight.  There are also several indices.

Really, there is more in here than you might think, especially if you are looking for information about American History, folkways, or any subject that relates to the South.  I highly recommend that you spend a few minutes leafing through the Encyclopedia, if only just for amusement purposes.  

The New Georgia Encyclopedia has a selection of rss feeds to alert truly committed readers of new articles.

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