Social Studies

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A to Z the USA: Information about each state and U.S. territory, including history, climate, weather, demographics, geography, history and historical images.

African-American History Online: Provides expansive and in-depth information on the people, events, and topics important to the study of African-American history.

American History Online: Spans more than 500 years of political, military, social, and cultural history, highlighting the important people and events of the American experience.

American Indian History Online: Offers thorough access to more than 15,000 years of Native American culture, history, and heritage.

American Presidential Campaigns and Elections: Facts and information on every campaign from the election of 1788-89 through 2008. Each entry contains a brief chronology of relevant political developments, brief biographical sketches of presidential and vice-presidential candidates (including important third party contenders), detailed election results, and collections of relevant speeches, debates and letters.

American Women’s History Online: Covers the important people, events, legislation, and issues relevant to the study of women’s history in the United States.

Ancient and Medieval History Online: Explores the pre-modern world with in-depth focus on Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, Rome, Africa, Europe, the Americas, and Asia.

Biography in Context: Biographies on more than 340,000 people from key reference sources plus full-text articles from magazines and newspapers.

Cities of the United StatesProvides information on America’s top cities, as well as those with a particular historical, political, industrial, and/or commercial significance. City-specific profiles organize pertinent facts, data, and figures related to demographic, economic, cultural, geographic, social, and recreational conditions.

Civilizations and Societies: Ancient and Modern WorldsThis reference provides an introduction to world civilizations, their social and cultural foundations and their evolution through time. More than 500 entries cover empires and nations, major events, formative ideas and influential figures.

CultureGrams Online: CultureGrams Online offers World, Kids, Canadian Provinces and U.S. States editions in which you’ll find maps, statistics, photo galleries, famous people and recipe collections. Plus, you can create customizable data tables to help put dozens of facts into perspective.

Issues and Controversies in American History: Builds a deeper understanding of how historical events have shaped our nation by exploring the key players and the battles they fought.

Modern World History Online: Covers the people, places, and events in the broad expanse of history–from mid-15th century to the present.

SIRS ResearcherGeneral reference database containing thousands of full-text articles exploring social, scientific, health, historic, business, economic, political and global issues.

Sports in AmericaA sweeping retrospective of sports in the United States from the colonial era to the present day, this reference explores the processes by which sports and institutions have developed over the centuries, especially in the context of major social developments such as industrialization, immigration and urbanization.

U.S. Government Online: Presents in-depth information on the structure and function of the U.S. government and its everyday role in the lives of citizens.

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