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History - General : American History : American History - Wars & Military
World History : Countries & Cultures : Philosopy, Psychology & Sociology : Miscellany

History - General
Suggested Library Sources
Print Sources
Location of history resources varies greatly upon the topic. Establish your basic keywords (i.e., time period, region, major event) to create a search strategy and use the OPAC to begin locating information. Use other "Search by Subject" pages to help your search where appropriate.
 
The Arrival GN TAN - a graphic novel telling of an immigrant experience
 
Digital Sources
Any of our 7 Social Studies databases from Facts on File
Be sure to use the cross-search function to get the most results
World Book Online
History Databases (including History Reference Center) in EBSCOhost
Enter the EBSCOhost WEB section of the database after signing-in.
History and Social Science e-books as available from Gale Virtual Reference Library
see also Law & Government resources
 
Database usernames and passwords are available in the Library Media Center
 
Suggested Websites
BBC History
Best of History Web Sites
EyeWitness to History
The History Channel
HistoryNet
The History Place
Today in History
Year by Year
from Infoplease.com
 
American History
Suggested Library Sources
Print Sources
Colonial America REF 973.2
American Eras, American Decades and American Decades Primary Sources series REF 973 section
The American Century OV 973.9 EVA
The American Spirit: meeting the challenge of september 11 OV 973.922 WAY
The 9/11 Report: a graphic adaptation GN JAC
see also the 973 and 974 areas of the non-fiction section
 
Digital Sources
History databases from Facts on File
Click the FOF link above to cross-search multiple history databases
American Decades and American Decades Primary Sources - e-books from Gale Virtual Reference Library
World Book Online
see also History - General
 
Database usernames and passwords are available in the Library Media Center
 
Suggested Websites
American Experience Archives
American Journeys
Eyewitness Accounts of Early American Exploration and Settlement
American Memory Timeline
A Biography of America
The Charters of Freedom
transcriptions & digitized images of American Republic's founding documents
A Chronology of US Historical Documents
Influenza 1918
from American Experience at pbs.org
Lewis & Clark: A Journey of the Corps of Discovery
a companion to the Ken Burns PBS series
The National Archives Online Exhibits
Negro League Baseball*
New Perspectives on The West
The Oregan Trail
Oregon-California Trails Association
People's Century: 1900-1999
Picturing The Century
One Hundred Years of Photography from the National Archives
Race for the Superbomb
Scottsboro: An American Tragedy
from American Experience at pbs.org
The Triange Factory Fire
 
American History - Wars & Military (arranged chronologically)
Suggested Library Sources
Print Sources
Cold War REF 909.82 COL
World War I: a student encyclopedia REF 940.303 WOR
World War II: a student encyclopedia REF 940.53 WOR
American Home Front in World War II REF 940.54 AME
Vietnam War REF 959.704 VIE
Encyclopedia of Native American Wars and Warfare REF 973
Americans at War: society, culture and the homefront REF 973.22
American Civil War REF 973.7 HIL
The War 940.53 WAR
The World Almanac of the American Revolution 973.3 WOR
The Experience of World War I OV 940.3 WIN
The Experience of World War II OV 940.53 EXP
 
Digital Sources
World Book Online
Opposing Viewpoints in Context from Gale
see also American History
 
Database usernames and passwords are available in the Library Media Center
 
Suggested Websites
Liberty! The American Revolution
New Jersey's Revolutionary Experience
U.S.-Mexican War: 1846-1848
Crucible of Empire: The Spanish-American War
The American Civil War Homepage
World Wars
from bbc.co.uk
Normandy 1944
The Great War
Women Journalists, Photographers and Broadcasters During World War II
WWII in the Pacific
The Korean War, June 1950 - July 1953
Navel History and Heritage
Battlefield: Vietnam
Vietnam Online
the wars for Viet Nam: 1945-1975
Cold War
from Atomic Archive.com
the gulf war: an in-depth examination of the 1990-1991 persian gulf crisis
 
 
World History
Suggested Library Sources
Print Sources
Daily Life Through World History in Primary Documents REF 909
Encyclopedia of the Renaissance REF 940.2 BER
see also History - General
 
Digital Sources
Databases from Facts on File
Click the FOF link to cross-search multiple databases
World Book Online
World Eras and other World History related titles - e-book from Gale Virtual Reference Library
 
Database usernames and passwords are available in the Library Media Center
 
Suggested Websites
Ancient History
from bbc.co.uk
The Greeks: Crucible of Civilization
Middle Ages
Renaissance
 
Countries & Cultures
Suggested Library Sources
Print Sources
People and Places REF 910 WOR
Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations REF 910.3 WOR
Women in the Material World OV 305.4 DAL
Material World: a global family portrait OV 306.85 MEN
Hungry Planet: what the world eats OV 641.3 MEN
see also Travel and Foreign Language resources
 
Digital Sources
Databases from Facts on File
Click the FOF link to cross-search multiple databases
Opposing Viewpoints in Context from Gale
World Book Online
Encyclopedia of World Cultures - e-book from Gale Virtual Reference Library
Encyclopedia of Food and Culture - e-book from Gale Virtual Reference Library
Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations - e-book from Gale Virtual Reference Library
see also Travel and Foreign Language resources
 
Database usernames and passwords are available in the Library Media Center
 
Suggested Websites
World Population Statistics
from INED
Countries of the World
from infoplease.com
Country Watch
Global Tribe
InfoNation
from the UN
International Data Base
from the U.S. Census Bureau
Library of Congress Country Studies
The Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology
The World Factbook
from the CIA
World InfoZone
 
Philosophy, Psychology & Sociology
Suggested Library Sources
Print Sources
The Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy REF 103 CAM
Encyclopedia of Ethics REF 170 ENC
International Encyclopedia of Social Sciences REF 303 INT
Thinking It Through: an introduction to contemporary philosophy 100 APP
Introduction to Psychology 150 INT
 
Digital Sources
Opposing Viewpoints in Context from Gale
World Book Online
Philosophy/Religion Databases and Psychology/Sociology Databases in EBSCOhost
To access enter the EBSCOhost WEB section of the database after signing-in.
Essential Primary Sources series - e-books from Gale Virtual Reference Library
 
Database usernames and passwords are available in the Library Media Center
 
Suggested Websites
The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
American Psychology Association
Color Matters
color's psychological & physiologial effects
PsychCentral*
The SocioWeb
Race - The Power of an Illusion
Tolerance.org
 
Miscellany
Suggested Library Sources
Print Sources
see History - General
 
RELIGION
The Encyclopedia of Religion REF 200.3 ENC
The Encyclopedia of World Faiths REF 291 ENC
Religions of the World 200.22 BER
 
HOLOCAUST
The Holocaust REF 940.53 HOL
Holocaust Chronicle: a history in words and pictures
REF 940.53 HOL
The Holocaust: a historical reader 904.53 HOL
The Triumphant Spirit: portraits & stories of Holocaust survivors-- their messages of hope & compassion OV 940.53 DEL
Maus I and Maus II GN SPI - a survivor's tale
 
Digital Sources
Opposing Viewpoints in Context from Gale
World Book Online
see also History - General
 
Database usernames and passwords are available in the Library Media Center
 
Suggested Websites
Atomic Archive
RELIGION
Apolcalypse!
from PBS.org
Religions and Ethics
from BBC
HOLOCAUST
A Cybrary of the Holocaust
The Holocaust: A Learning Site for Students
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
 
*Websensed sites: You may use available quota time in school as needed. All other access must be completed outside of school.