Research Databases by Subject - History / Government  

Biography in Context
An engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on the world's most influential people. The new solution merges Gale's authoritative reference content (including Lives & Perspectives) with periodicals and multimedia organized into a user-friendly portal experience while also allowing users to search for people based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender as well as keyword and full text.

Cambridge Histories Online
Currently offers nearly 300 ebooks from trusted printed volumes published since the 1960's and adds immense value to nearly any aspect of historical research; includes extensive bibliographic reference linking and personal archives; CHO covers many subject areas including music, philosophy, religion, liberal studies, history, literature, science and economics; an average of 5 new titles will be added each year.

European Views of the Americas: 1493 - 1750
A valuable index for libraries, scholars and individuals interested in European works that relate to the Americas. This database contains more than 32,000 entries and is a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750.

GPO Monthly Catalog
Indexing since 1976 to all types of U.S. government documents, including Congressional reports, hearings, debates and records, judiciary materials and documents issued by executive departments (Defense, State, Labor, Office of the President, etc.).

Issues: Controversy and Society
This database helps students develop an in-depth understanding of how society shapes and is shaped by controversy, providing authoritative historical context, expert perspectives, and carefully selected primary and secondary sources on today's most important issues. Idea Exchange sections offer students the opportunity to model their research writing upon thesis-driven, peer-reviewed scholarly essays, and includes s wide variety of primary sources that provide historical context for each issue.

Contains indexing and abstract information for many types of content, contexts, and time periods. From journals and monographs to primary source materials, the content ranges from the sixteenth century to the present, and comes from a diverse group of academic publishers and institutions, including many university presses, scholarly associations, and libraries. Full text is available for journal content published prior to 1923 in the United States and prior to 1870 elsewhere.

Military & Government Collection
Full text for nearly 300 journals and periodicals, indexing and abstracts for nearly 400 journals; designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government.

Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center
A virtual library of resources from Greenhaven's respected print series Opposing Viewpoints, designed to aid students in the study of today's hottest social issues.

Readers' Guide Retrospective: 1890-1982
The ultimate index of subjects (over 100 years, beginning in 1890) in the popular press with more than 3 million articles from some 375 leading magazines creating the most detailed account of U.S. culture and history you’ll find anywhere.

World Geography: Understanding a Changing World
Provides online tools that develop students' global literacy, focusing on the geographical, political, social, economic, and cultural forces that are increasingly important in our globalized world. Information is presented in a highly visual format that engages users and helps them gain understanding and become informed citizens of the world. Contains almost 200 overviews of countries around the world, the Analyze sections provide everything needed to conduct a historical inquiry lesson, and more 1,700 biographies of important political and cultural figures are provided.

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