Covers the time period of 1865 through 1965; topics include the arts, medicine and health, education, religion, government and politics, law, and trade related to the African American experience.
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American Decades is an excellent cross-disciplinary source for United States history research. Intended for junior and high school students and general researchers, this collection offers a single, consistent reference to document and analyze periods of contemporary American social history.
external:American Decades 2000-2009
Covers everything from monumental events and groundbreaking individuals to the fascinating details of Americans' daily lives. Supports historical research in disciplines from the arts and business to law, medicine, technology and social trends.
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American Decades Primary Sources includes full or excerpted primary sources that provide insight into the seminal issues, themes, movements, and events from each decade.
Provides information on the American war for independence: the battles and leaders, soldiers and heroes, scoundrels and patriots.
Ancient Civilizations Reference Library , 4v, 2000. The ancient civilizations of Iraq, Egypt, India, China, Central America and other regions are the focus of this remarkable contribution to student reference.
This encyclopedia explores the many peoples of early European civilizations responsible for such accomplishments as the rise of farming in the Neolithic era and the building of Stonehenge. Coverage expands from prehistoric origins through the early Middle Ages (8000 BC to AD 1000) when tribal movements helped define the end of ancient culture and the rise of the modern European world.
Coverage is divided into 8 regions. Each entry provides readers with an overview of archaeological sites as well as books and articles for further research.
The hairstyles, slang terms, advertising jingles, pop music sensations, and all else described as popular culture is covered in this five-volume reference.
Credo Reference is a full-text online reference service including over three million entries from titles by the world's best reference publishers. Find information in dictionaries, thesauri, encyclopedias, multi-lingual references, quotations and atlases, plus a wide range of subject-specific titles covering everything from art to accountancy, science to Shakespeare and law to literature. Available for use in the Cedar Mill Community Library and the Bethany Branch.
Learn about the history, customs, and everyday life of countries around the world. Three editions: World Edition features concise, reliable, and up-to-date reports on 190 countries; Kids Edition features a colorful collection of 68 country reports perfect for school projects and homework assignments; States Edition offers kid-friendly reports on all 50 states. Switch between editions with a simple click.
external:Dictionary of American History
The first comprehensive revision of this classic reference source, originally published in 1940, features updated and revised entries from previous editions, as well as more than 800 new entries covering recent events and topics not covered previously. This authoritative work serves students, scholars, and general readers interested in a wide range of topics in American history, from the well studied and familiar to the obscure.
Aimed at middle school and high school students, Discovering Collection provides in-depth content in literature, history, biography, science, and social studies. Students are able to access a variety of resources that will help them conduct research, complete assignments, create presentations and more.
external:Encyclopedia of Global Religion
Provides a comprehensive overview of the globalization of religious culture and society around the world in both its historical and contemporary aspects.
external:Encyclopedia of Middle East Wars: The United States in the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan, and Iraq Conflicts
Comprehensive study of U.S. involvement in the modern Middle East. Domestic, cultural, religious, diplomatic, international, and military events.
Comprehensive study of the Vietnam War
Explores European history from 1450-1789, from the print revolution to the French Revolution. Includes 1,150 articles written by eminent scholars covering major topics in art, government, and education as well as providing biographical entries on key figures of the period. Also covers topics specific to the era, such as apocalypticism, guilds, food riots, royal mistresses and lovers, the Spanish Inquisition, Utopia and others.
Introduces food culture from more than 150 countries and cultures around the world, including some from remote and unexpected peoples and places.
external:Gale Virtual Reference Library
Search a collection of dozens of online reference books for adults and kids. Find reliable, authoritative information in the fields of history, social sciences, government & law, religion, science & technology, biography, and literature.
Focuses on the significant social and culture changes that occurred in the years 1878-1913.
Covers the Middle Ages, roughly the years 400-1400
History of homes from ancient times to the late Middle Ages, the Renaissance to the Industrial Revolution, and the Post-Industrial Revolution to the present.
Provides a definitive resource for an understanding of those who have occupied the White House and on the institution of the U.S. presidency, through George W. Bush.
Highlights the changes in U.S. diplomatic policy as government administrations and world events influenced national decisions
An easy-to-use, systematic guide to the history and current status of 315 cultural groups outside the United States, including 25 groups new to the set. In nine volumes, the Encyclopedia is intended to offer students background and current status on cultures of the countries they are most likely to study.
external:Middle Ages Reference Library
Middle Ages Reference Library explores the complex period of the Middle Ages, covering the different civilizations and peoples of Medieval times. It also includes biographical essays on significant individuals from the period and an insightful collection of full or excerpted texts from the era.
Focus is on the relationship between American society and movies and filmmaking in the United States.
Extensive survey of the history of Western thought and culture, presented through 700 alphabetically arranged entries. Each entry explores the origin, cultural interpretations, and historical themes of such subjects as beauty, love, feminism, diversity, and social capital, among many others. For students and general readers.
external:New Encyclopedia of Africa
Addresses the entire history of African cultures from the pharaohs and the ancient civilizations of the south through the colonial era to the emergence of 53 independent countries, some of them newly emergent in world commerce and others deep in conflict. Covers issues facing the continent such as global development, the AIDS crisis, and international terrorism.
History of piracy from ancient times to the present day.
Covering everything from Luther's Revolt to the writings of Shakespeare, this set provides comprehensive coverage of this amazing time. Includes extensive background information on the period, approximately 50 biographies of people of the era, and includes full or excerpted speeches, diary entries, newspaper and magazine articles, poems, and documents.
Explores the impact of terrorism on economics, public health, religion, and even pop culture. Ethical issues such as the role of torture in interrogations, competing notions of security versus liberty, and the debates over FISA legislation and Guantanamo Bay are covered.
A general reference database containing thousands of full-text articles exploring social, scientific, health, historic, business, economic, political and global issues. Articles and graphics are selected from over 1,600 domestic and international publications and are indexed primarily according to Library of Congress-derived subject headings.
external:Student Resources in Context
Aimed at middle school and high school students. Including content based on national curriculum standards in major subject areas such as history, literature, science and social studies.
external:U.S. History In Context
Complete overview of U.S. history that covers the most-studied events, issues, and current information. Primary sources, encyclopedia articles, reference sources, and full-text periodicals and journals.
Chronicles and interpretations of the numerous waves of immigration to the United States from the earliest times up to the present day. Covers the economic, religious, and political forces that compelled people to seek a better life in a new land, this resource profiles both prominent and lesser-known figures of the immigrant experience, and features key documents related to the topic.
Covers African American history in more than 130 documents; examples include speeches, articles, mission statements, ephemera, testimony, letters, sermons, prayers, spirituals/songs, slave narratives, memoirs, essays, interviews, and more.
external:Washington County Heritage Online
Explore the heritage of Washington County, Oregon through digitized photos. Washington County Heritage Online is a cooperative project of local libraries, museums, and cultural institutions in Washington County to create a digital repository of photographs chronicling the county's rich history.
external:Witchcraft in America
This fascinating and informative source covers the history of witchcraft in the United States from the hysteria that facilitated the witch hunts during the Colonial Period to modern day followers of Wicca.
external:World War I
Provides an introduction to World War I including, the events that led to its outbreak, the leaders, the people who fought, and the battles that shaped the conflict. Intended for a grade school audience.
external:World War II
Provides an introduction to World War II including, the events that led to its outbreak, the leaders, the people who fought, and the battles that shaped the conflict. Intended for a grade school audience.