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Almanac eBooks, Quotation and Other General Reference eSources

A variety of online Almanacs and Quotation sources.

About this Guide

Life itself is a Quotation - Jorge Luis Borges

Welcome to the Almanac, Quotation and Other General Reference eSources Guide:

  • 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 eBooks of Quotations - Provides a brief description of each eBook along with a corresponding link.

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.]