ArchiveGrid Descriptions of nearly a million archival collections owned by libraries, museums, historical societies and archives worldwide. Useful for search for historical documents, personal papers and family histories.
CultureGrams Find information on 190 countries or investigate the 50 states of the USA. You can find information from politics, religion and language to cultural recipes and photographs.
ERIC Journal articles and reports in education
Lands and Peoples Lands and Peoples is published by Scholastic Library Publishing, Inc., from the Lands and Peoples database, a 1.1-million-word repository of text and images maintained by the encyclopedia’s editorial and technical staffs.
OAIster OAIster is a catalog of more than 19 million digital resources organized by the Open Archives Initiative. These resources include Digitized books and articles, “born-digital” texts, Audio files, images, movies, datasets (downloadable statistical files).
Opposing Viewpoints in Context Provides full text access to differing points of view on current social issues. This tool is great for debates and reports on controversial issues.
Social Science Reference Books Online Gale Virtual Reference Library – use reference books in the library or from home 24/7. This database contains a wide variety of books including such diverse sources as: the Encyclopedia of Business and Finance, Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion and U*X*L Encyclopedia of Science. Find authoritative information on a large number of topics. It’s like having a tall stack of reference books at your fingertips! Try these tutorials: 1) Basics, 2) Browse & Search, 3) Download PDF to Your eReader
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Provides thousands of full-text articles on a variety of social, scientific, health, historic, economic, business, political and global issues. Articles are selected from around 1500 newspapers, magazines, journals and government publications. Includes news information, maps, and almanac information.
Green File Well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records.
Social Issues from Multnomah County Library for middle and high school students researching current social issues from multiple perspectives.