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The African American Experience (Greenwood/ABC-CLIO) - Research tool for African American history and culture, which provides a wealth of information from authorities in the field and African Americans themselves. The database includes more than 400 titles, 3,000 slave narratives, over 2000 images, 5,000 primary sources, and 250 vetted Web sites. It was designed under the guidance of leading librarians and gives voice to the black experience from its African origins to the present day.

The American Indian Experience (Greenwood/ABC-CLIO) - Resources exploring the histories and contemporary cultures of the indigenous peoples of the United States, from prehistory to the present day, from the Inuit of the north to the Seminoles of Florida. Full-text access to an online library, featuring more than 150 volumes of reference content, hundreds of primary documents, and thousands of images.

Curriculum Resource Center (Facts on File) - For middle school, high school, and junior college teachers and students. Homework support handouts for history, civics, geography, sports, science, and more.

Daily Life through History (Greenwood/ABC-CLIO) - Helps you find the extraordinary in the ordinary throughout history and culture. Contains series such as "Tours through Time," "History of Modern Nations," "Food Culture," and "Cultures and Customs of the World." Includes Daily Life America, hundreds of primary documents, vetted weblinks, illustrations, and maps.

Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture, 2nd ed., 6v, 2008

Gale Directory Library (Gale) - Cross-searchable online directories. Includes Encylopedia of Associations (U.S.) and Gale Directory of Publications. New titles will be added periodically.

Gazetteer of the World (Columbia University Press) - A directory of places, landmarks, natural features, and more.

History Reference Center (EBSCOhost) - Offers full text from more than 1,620 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, cover to cover full text for more than 150 leading history periodicals, nearly 57,000 historical documents, more than 78,000 biographies of historical figures, more than 113,000 historical photos and maps, and more than 80 hours of historical video.

History Study Center (ProQuest) - Access to primary and secondary sources for the study of history, with 40,000+ documents and articles, 50+ reference works, 3,000 images, and links to 2,000 Web sites.

Issues: Understanding Controversy and Society (Greenwood/ABC-CLIO) - This database helps researchers develop an in-depth understanding of how society shapes and is shaped by controversial issues – with authoritative historical context, expert perspectives, and carefully selected primary and secondary sources covering the most enduring and timely issues of the day. 

The Latino American Experience (Greenwood/ABC-CLIO) - Dedicated to the history and culture of Latinos. Designed, developed, and indexed under the guidance of Latino librarians and library directors, the database includes maps, images, audio clips, interviews, music files, speeches, documents, and other material in English and Spanish, plus links to vetted Web sites.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context (Gale) - A complete one-stop source for information on social issues.

Pop Culture Collection (Gale) - Provides journal articles and more for topics in the social sciences, history, art, or the liberal arts.

Pop Culture Universe (Greenwood/ABC-CLIO) - From iPods to Elvis to Michael Jackson, research American and world popular culture, past and present. This resource includes full-text of more than 250 volumes of reviewed, published material comprising thousands of articles, fully indexed by a team of librarians and subject specialists.

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps (ProQuest) - Historic maps from 1867-1970. Provides access to 2448 large-scale maps of 573 California towns and cities. Users can manipulate, magnify, zoom, and layer maps from different years.

Social Studies Fact Cards - California (Toucan Valley) - A series of research resources for quick reference for students in grades 4 through 8. The Fact Card topics are those California topics included in the social studies curriculum in California, such as California missions, tribes, etc.

World at War (Greenwood/ABC-CLIO) - This comprehensive database covers 14 conflict periods that have defined our nation from its earliest beginnings to today. It includes timelines, causes and consequences, and more than 4,000 authoritative reference entries, with biographies and discussions of important places, events, movements, ideas, artifacts, and organizations.

World Book Timelines - Customize or view hundreds of pre-generated timelines across eight broad topics, which cover various time periods in history or span the life of historical public figures.

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