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ACLS Humanities E-Books HEB

Collection of over 4,000 full-text ebooks from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) about various world cultures, religions, history, and more.

American Decades

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

Background Notes

This U.S. Department of State website includes facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of independent states, some dependencies, and areas of special sovereignty.

Berg Fashion Library

Includes the Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion online, e-books, reference works, images, and current research in disciplines as diverse as anthropology, art history, history, sociology, geography, folklore, museum studies, theatre, and cultural studies as well as fashion and textiles.

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.

CQ Almanac

Offers original narrative accounts of every major piece of legislation that lawmakers considered during a congressional session for each year over the past 60 with tables, graphs, and charts that help explain the issues.

CQ Historic Documents

Each annual volume includes approximately 100 documents covering the most significant events of the years 1972 - 2008. These documents range from presidential speeches, international agreements, and Supreme Court decisions to U.S. governmental reports, scientific findings, and cultural discussions.

CQ Press Library

Includes CQ Global Researcher, CQ Researcher Plus Archive, CQ Almanac, The Encyclopedia of Political Science, Encyclopedia of Religion in America, Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, Historic Documents Series, and Political Handbook of the World.

CQ Press Encyclopedia of Political Science

Offers a wide range of concepts and frameworks, both Western and non-Western, highlighting the intersections of politics with philosophy, cultural studies, sociology, religion, psychology, history, and economics.

CQ Press Encyclopedia of Religion in America

Covers the significant denominations and movements that have originated or flourished in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, from the beginning of European settlement to the present.

CQ Press Encyclopedia of US Political History

Trace themes over time or delve deeply into American political institutions, culture, and behavior during seven time periods that correspond to key eras in United States history.

CQ Press Political Handbook of the World

Provides country profiles that include key facts, government and political history, current issues, political parties and organizations, legislatures and cabinets, and communications as well as profiles of more than 38 non-UN intergovernmental organizations, such as OPEC, NATO, the WTO, regional banks, and the agencies and specialized bodies of the United Nations.

CQ Press Politics in America

Provides information on members of the U.S. Congress and their districts, containing in-depth profiles of every member as well as data on their constituencies, apportionment, and redistricting.

CQ Press Supreme Court Yearbook

Provides valuable in-depth coverage and analysis of every decision from the Supreme Court since the 1989-1990 term.

Essential resource for locating information on governmental and nongovernmental organizations in the national capital region.

Credo Reference - All Subjects Search

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

Digital Sanborn Maps 1867-1970

Sanborn® fire insurance maps are detailed property and land-use records covering more than 12,000 U.S.towns and cities.

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.

FactsonFile 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. 

FactsonFile 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.

FactsonFile Modern World History Online

Covers the people, places, and events in the broad expanse of history-from mid-15th century to the present.

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, Population, and Sports.

Funk & Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia EBSCO

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

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.

Oxford English Dictionary

A comprehensive dictionary of the English Language that stresses the historical origins of words. 

United States - Historical Statistics

Provides data in the Historical Statistics of the United States relates to the social, behavioral, humanistic, and natural sciences including history, economics, government, finance, sociology, demography, education, law, natural resources, climate, religion, international migration, and trade. Includes over 37,000 data series and statistics from more than 1,000 sources.

Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000

Provides a searchable online collection of books, images, documents, scholarly essays, commentaries, and bibliographies that document 400 years of women's activism in American public life.

The World Factbook

This CIA online publication provides information about countries throughout the world. Information includes maps, flags, statistics, history, culture, economy, etc.