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American Decades

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


The Artstor Digital Library is a database of images available for educational use from the world's leading museums, photo archives, and artists in one easily-navigated repository.

Berg Fashion Library

Includes the Berg Fashion Library, 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 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.

Credo Reference - All Subjects Search

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

eHRAF Archaeology

Contains information on the prehistory of the world organized by regions and archaeological traditions. Each tradition consists of a general summary and documents including books, journal articles, dissertations, and manuscripts.

eHRAF World Cultures

Contains ethnographic collections covering 281 cultures, including indigenous peoples and ethnic groups, as well as immigrant cultures in the U.S. and Canada. Comprehensive summaries cover topics such as economy, history and cultural relations, family and kinship, sociopolitical organization, and religion.

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, 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.

International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, 2nd edition, 2008

Highlights the expanding influence of economics in social science research and features new articles and biographies contributed by scholars from around the world on a wide array of global topics in the social sciences.

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. 

Saskia Art Images Collection

Contains 30,000 digital images of paintings, sculpture and architecture, as well as archaeological sites.


With a team of over 250 statisticians, database experts, analysts, and editors, Statista provides users with an innovative and intuitive tool for researching quantitative data, statistics and related information.

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.