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Database are the best to get the information you need.
Here is a list of the databases that the library subscribes to. They are excellent resources and you should use them when doing research! You can click on the icon
on or the link to get to the page.
PLEASE NOTE THE REMOTE PASSWORDS ARE DIFFERENT FOR EACH SET OF DATABASES.
this links to all the Ebsco databases
will let you find full-text content across all subject area
so from popular magazines, scholarly journals, newspapers, transcripts,
pamphlets, reports, primary resource documents, biographies, almanacs, dicfionaries, encyclopedias, photos, maps, flags.
ABC - CLIO Databases
username and password: columbiahs
Investigates the people, events, and themes of our nation's evolution, from the explorers of the Americas to today's headlines.
Daily Life Online
several databases that allow you to explore everyday life past and present. Find out what people ate, wore, and used. Research topics such as food, fashion, holidays and teen life in America and around the world.
World History Ancient and Medieval Era
covers human history from prehistoric times to the beginning of the Renaissance. Includes biographies, primary sources, maps, timelines, photographs, audio and video segments, including in-depth explorations, and profiles of city-states, countries, and regions of the ancient world.
World History Modern Era
offers over 7,300 primary sources, including treaties and proclamations, speeches, newsreel footage, biographies, and photographs that give comprehensive treatment to key historical developments in all regions of the world from 1500 to the present. Also offers interactive study and teaching tools
World at War
provides comprehensive information on 14 conflict periods that have defined our nation from colonial times to the present.
Pop Culture Universe
Access a wide range of pop culture topics, both current and historical, covering people and topics that have become known or important via the influence of mass media in western culture. Access more than 300 full-text volumes covering the last 100 years of American pop culture. Organized by decade, find dozens of topics ranging from music and fashion to politics and religion.
Facts on File Databases
Ferguson's Career Guide
World Geography and Culture
is a database with a global approach to facilitate the study of countries, places, peoples, and geography concepts and skills.
presents a broad range of scientific disciplines through extensive definitions, essays, diagrams, biographies, and experiments.
Health Reference Center
Provides clear and comprehensive information on conditions and diseases, health and wellness, mental health, and the human body.
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.
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 Women's History Online
Covers the important people, events, legislation, and issues relevant to the study of women's history in the United States.
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 Indian History Online
Offers thorough access to more than 15,000 years of Native American culture, history, and heritage.
Modern World History Online
Covers the people, places, and events in the broad expanse of history—from mid-15th century to the present.
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.
Bloom's Literary Reference Online
Examines great writers, important works, memorable characters, and influential movements and events in world literature.
Ferguson's Career Guidance Center
Provides profiles of nearly 3,400 jobs and 94 industries, invaluable advice on career skills, thousands of resource entries, and more! Also provides great resources to search for colleges.
username and password:mapl68679
Biography Resource Center
Covers more than 440,000 notable individuals from around the world, throughout history and across all discipline areas. Contains biographical essays, magazine articles, websites and images. Updated daily.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Over 400 titles in CHS eBook reference collection. Search by subject area, individual book or across titles.
Pro/Con analysis of social issues, current event topics and controversies. Presented with facts, statistics, arguments for each topic.
Student Reference Center Gold
Contains. a wide range of information from subject areas that include Geography & Cultures, History, Literature, a Multimedia Gallery, Biography, Science & Health.
Literature Resource Center
Find author biographies, critical essays, work overviews from reference sources, scholarly journals and literary magazines.
Offers more than 2.500 full-text sources including magazines, newspapers, books, TV/Radio transcripts, maps and pictures and weblinks
Allows you access American historical newspapers includes The New York Times (1851-2005), Boston Globe (1872-1925), Chicago Daily Tribune (1849-1986) and Washington Post (1877-1992). Check out these additions - historical African-American newspapers: Atlanta Daily World (1931-2003), Chicago Defender (1905-1975), and New York Amsterdam News (1922-1993). Choose either the traditional (straight text) or graphical (PDF) interface to explore. You can also access the British historical newspapers include The Guardian (1821-2003), The Observer (1791-2003).
The New York Times
Full text back from present till 1999
World Book Encyclopedia
username & password: columbia
Complete digital version of 22 volume print encyclopedia with additional reference material, including World Book Advanced, World Book Kids, Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos, World Book Dictionary and World Book Atlas as well as a collection of primary source documents. Features include classroom activities, lesson plans, discussion guides, a timeline builder, citation builder, maps, photos, multimedia offerings and thousands of editor selected web sites. Updated regularly.
username & password: columbiah
World Edition (over 200 countries) explores history, customs, lifestyles of world's people. Also find States Edition for 50 states and District of Columbia and Kids Edition.
helps researchers discover biographical details on approximately
116,000 modern novelists, poets,playwrights, nonfiction writers, journalists
and scriptwriters. Current writers, as well asthe most-studied literary figures of the early
20th century, and authors from around the world are featured in this award-winning
Global Issues in Context
Global Issues in Context
extends the life and the value of textbooks by providing both historical context and current viewpoints. Coverage of the countries and issues
studied in today’s schools includes podcasts, videos and other interactive features to engage and educate.
New York Times Digital Access
username and password:
New York Time Daily Access
Daily access to the NY Times Digital Addition
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