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Almanac eBooks, Quotation and Other General Reference eSources

A variety of online Almanacs and Quotation sources.

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Life itself is a Quotation - Jorge Luis Borges

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  • Getting Started -- A brief description of Almanacs and Books of Quotations along with two links to e-resources from your GCC library respectively.
  • Find Almanacs - Provides a brief description of each Almanac as well as a corresponding link.
  • Find Atlases and Gazeteers - Links to map, atlas, and geographical information resources.
  • Find eBooks of Quotations - Provides a brief description of each eBook along with a corresponding link.
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  • Find Book Reviews - tips for searching for book reviews in assorted publications
  • Find Dictionaries - tips for searching the library databases for general and specialized dictionaries, with links to specific sources
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  • Find Encyclopedias - tips for searching the library databases for general and specialized encyclopedias, with links to specific sources
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  • Citation Help - Redirects to the GCC Library's Citation Guide, covering MLA and APA citation. 
  • Grammar and Usage Guides- links to resources on the proper use of grammar and the English language 
  • Classic Catalog this search feature allows users to search for physical items in the GCC Library

Poor Richard's Almanack

Poor Richard's Almanack

Poor Richard Improved, 1748

Poor Richard improved: Being an Almanack and Ephemeris of the Motions of the Sun and Moon; the True Places and Aspects of the Planets; the Rising and Setting of the Sun; and the Rising, Setting and Southing of the Moon, for the Bissextile Year, 1748. … By Richard Saunders, Philom. Philadelphia: Printed and Sold by B. Franklin. (Yale University Library)

For fifteen years Franklin had published his almanac in essentially the same format: twenty-four pages in all, six of introductory and general information at the front, six more of general information at the back, and twelve in the middle section, one for each month. The front and back sections varied a little in subject matter and arrangement from year to year, but the form and character of the monthly pages did not.


“Poor Richard Improved, 1748,” Founders Online, National Archives, [Original source: The Papers of Benjamin Franklin, vol. 3, January 1, 1745, through June 30, 1750, ed. Leonard W. Labaree. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1961, pp. 243–263.]