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American Decades

This encyclopedia set analyzes periods of contemporary American social history (1900-1999).

Black Thought and Culture ASP

Black Thought and Culture contains 1,297 sources with 1,098 authors, covering the non-fiction published works of leading African Americans. Includes interviews, journal articles, speeches, essays, pamphlets, letters and other primary source materials.

Credo Reference - All Subjects Search

Contains dictionaries, bilingual dictionaries, thesauri, encyclopedias, quotations and atlases, plus a wide range of subject-specific titles.

Encyclopedia Britannica

Basic introduction to over 75,000 different topics, including encyclopedia articles, maps, news, definitions, and statistics. Includes a dictionary/thesaurus, (media (photographs and selected audio/video files), famous quotations, country profiles, selected websites and news articles.

Encyclopedia of Gender in Media

Offers critical examinations of the role of the print and electronic media in enabling, facilitating, or challenging the social construction of masculinity and femininity in our society, and introduces media and feminist theorists in the social sciences, humanities, and visual studies (including cinema studies and new media).

FactsonFile World Almanac Online

Provides current facts and information about: Economy, Business, and Energy, Crime, Military Affairs, Health and Vital Statistics, Personalities, Arts, and Media, Science and Technology, Consumer Information, Nations of the World, World History and Culture, U.S. Facts and History, U.S. Government, U.S. Cities, States, and Population, and Sports, as well as a chronology of events, featured stories, notable facts, and historical anniversaries for 2006 through 2012. 

Funk & Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia EBSCO

Database contains over 25,000 records with full text and various images in many subject areas.

Issues & Controversies

Explores and analyzes hundreds of hot topics in politics, business, government, crime, law, energy, education, health, family, science, foreign policy, race, rights, society, and culture.

Multimedia Encyclopedia of Women in Today's World

Provides a comprehensive overview of today's women in global terms covering women's issues and events from 2000 to the present organized into 15 categories:  Activism in Theory and Practice, Arts, Business/Commerce/Economy, Countries, Education, Environment, Government/Law and Justice, Health: Mental and Physical, Media and Popular Culture, Religion, Science and Technology, Sports and Recreation, Sexualities, War and Conflict, and Women's Lives.

Oxford African American Studies Center

Primary documents, web sites, and maps. Material is compiled by Oxford University Press from their many reference works, such as Africana, Encyclopedia of African American History, various Oxford Companions, and the forthcoming African American National Biography.