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Book Catalog

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Videos and Images

  • LIFE Photo Archive
    Find photos hosted by LIFE magazine and ranging from the 18th century till today.
  • American Memory
    Access photos from American history through this Library of Congress website.
  • C-SPAN Video Library
    Search the C-SPAN video archive containing all of their programs since 1987.
  • U.S. History Photos
    This digital collection shows American History through photographs. It is from the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

History Reference Books

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The European Renaissance and Reformation - Norman J. Wilson (Editor)
Call Number: REF 909 Wor
ISBN: 0787617067
Publication Date: 2001-06-08

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History Behind the Headlines - Thomson Gale Staff; Meghan Appel Omeara (Editor)
Call Number: REF 909.82 His
ISBN: 0787649511
Publication Date: 2000-11-14

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From Suffrage to the Senate - Suzanne O'Dea Schenken; Ann W. Richards (Foreword by)
Call Number: REF 920 Sch
ISBN: 0874369606
Publication Date: 2000-01-01

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American Decades, 1910-1919 - Manly
Call Number: REF 973 Ame
ISBN: 0810357232
Publication Date: 1996-04-30

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Women of Science - Gabriele Kass-Simon (Editor); Patricia Farnes (Editor)
Call Number: REF 920 Wom
ISBN: 0253208130
Publication Date: 1990-03-22

Databases for Social Studies

  • Daily Life in History (ABC Clio)
    Explores ordinary life through time and across the globe from the year 10,000 BC to present day.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
    Gain access to e-books such as the Dictionary of American History, Encyclopedia of World Biography and the New Dictionary of the History of Ideas.
  • Questia
    Search the content of thousands of books covering Ancient Rome, American history, World War I and II, women's history, Vietnam War and many other topics.
  • Opposing Viewpoints
    Provides background information on the issues effecting our world now.
  • ProQuest
    Search for historical information by accessing the newspaper, magazine, journal and books contained within this resource.
  • Global Issues in Context
    Search by region using the interactive map to find information on a specific country or area of the world.

Recommended Websites

  • British Library
    Virtually explore the British Library's collection of manuscripts, atlases and ancient books.
  • Ancient Egypt
    Discover the extraordinary and enduring civilization of the Ancient Egyptians through this BBC website.
  • The History Makers
    A free online source for African American biographies, timelines, events and history.
  • Medieval Writing
    Decode medieval manuscripts and learn why reading such documents is still important today.
  • Library of Congress
    An outstanding and invaluable site for American history and general studies. Contains primary and secondary documents, maps, and photographs.
  • World War II History
    BBC Online covers various topics of the war such as campaigns and battles, politics, home front, and the holocaust. Multimedia zone offers interactive maps, photographs and audio and video clips.
  • The Economist
    Learn about news in the finance world.
  • Directory of Open Access Journals
    Free access to scholarly journals.
  • Women in World History - Primary Sources
    From the Center for History and New Media, George Mason University with sections by region of the world and features a search by time period, source type, and topic.
  • Feminae: Medieval Women & Gender Index
    Journal articles and essays on women during the Medieval period.

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