Social Studies Resources & Databases


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A multi-disciplinary, full text database designed specifically for academic institutions. This scholarly collection provides full text journal coverage for nearly all academic areas of study - including social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, ethnic studies, etc. and nearly 4,000 full text scholarly publications.
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Includes entries on more than 500,000 individuals spanning history and geography. This curriculum-aligned resource offers media-rich content in context so that users can perform research on individuals and learn about their significance within their time and place. Updated daily and includes multimedia content and information culled from various resources such as reference books, magazines, and websites. The database is designed for librarians, teachers and students to assist them with their information literacy, curriculum, and research needs.
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This biographical database offers the in-depth, original profiles from the Current Biography and World Authors series, the thorough periodical coverage of Biography Index and the specialist biographical content of Junior Authors & Illustrators. It provides biographical full-text articles, page images and abstracts from today’s leading magazines and journals.
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This database offers a collection of full-text biographies and unique narrative biographies. Including coverage for several of the most popular and heavily-researched biographies and genres, including those contained within Biography Today and Biography (both dating back to the first issue published).
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http://www.census.gov/
Serves as a leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy.


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Contemporary Authors
Provides complete biographical and bibliographical information and references for over 130,000 U.S. and international authors whose entries appear in Contemporary Authors and Contemporary Authors New Revision Series. Users can search for an author by name, title of work, nationality, date and place of birth and death, subject/genre, personal and career information, awards and honors, and more. Updated monthly.
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Explora
Explora
Explora is an interface designed for students in grades 6 through 12 with a focus on the Arts, Literature, Biography, Business and Careers, Current Events, Geography and Culture, Health, History, Math, Science and more.  A great source for general knowledge, Explora is a good place to start your research.
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http://factcite.com/
FactCite Biographies
Access over 10,000 biographies of famous people from around the world.  This collection includes Shapers of Societies, Sports Champions, and World Biography.
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Indexes over 25,000 records, covering an array of topics. Full text for each record may be easily accessed by double clicking on the topic from the display. The database contains various images, offers brief biographies as well as information in a variety of subject areas. Updated annually.NOTE: Available through INSPIRE.


Designed for secondary schools, public libraries, junior/community colleges and undergraduate research, this database features full text for thousands of primary source documents and informational texts.
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http://www.inspire.in.gov/
INSPIRE is Indiana's Virtual Online Library. INSPIRE is a collection of online academic databases and other information resources that can be accessed by Indiana residents. INSPIRE includes full-text magazine and journal articles, websites, pamphlets, images, almanacs, full-text historic newspapers, multimedia, library catalogs, and much more. In most cases, INSPIRE provides cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts of all articles that appear in every periodical with the exception of some newspapers. Only letters to the editor, advertisements, and some images are excluded for copyright reasons.
NOTE: INSPIRE can be accessed for free from any computer in the state of Indiana.


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With captivating videos and engaging narrative, Life in America Online offers a fascinating glimpse into the social history of the nation, covering everything from the foods people ate and the ways they dressed to entertainment and popular pastimes. From the beginnings of the country through a civil war and two world wars to the present day, each of the nine Learning Units in this eLearning Module examines a single period of time in American history and presents a remarkable array of valuable information. Support materials for students include timelines and information on key people of each era.
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Designed specifically for high school libraries, contains full text for 500 popular magazines. Full text is also available for over 85,000 biographies and over 80,000 primary source documents. Also contains nearly 400 reference books (including the Columbia Encyclopedia and the CIA World Fact Book); an Image Collection of nearly 600,000 photos, maps & flags, color PDFs; and expanded full-text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines.
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Includes a 90-day archive of nearly 500 U.S. regional and international newspapers from the McClatchy-Tribune wire service. Updated daily.
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NewspaperARCHIVE is the world's best resource for historical and genealogical information. This unique archive spans more than 400 years of family history, small-town events, world news and more.  Every newspaper in the archive is fully searchable by keyword and date, making it easy for you to quickly explore historical content.


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Opposing Viewpoints In Context is an online resource covering today’s social issues, from capital punishment to immigration, to marijuana. This cross-curricular research tool supports science, social studies, current events, and language arts classes. Its informed, differing views present each side of an issue and help students develop information literacy, critical thinking skills, and the confidence to draw their own valid conclusions.  
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Database on major constitutional cases heard by the United States Supreme Court, with multimedia resources including digital audio of oral arguments.


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Containing resources that present multiple sides of an issue, this database provides rich content that can help students assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.
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http://online.salempress.com/home.do
This collection of e-books from Salem Press includes Literature, History, and Science titles.  Access literary criticisms, American Decades, biographies, and more from home.
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This current events database allows researchers to explore social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms including controversial opinions and viewpoints. Contains full text for over 140,000 articles from nearly 300 diverse sources including international newspapers and periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, and government information.
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World Geography and Culture Online reference site takes a global approach to facilitate the study of countries, places, peoples, and geography concepts and skills. This comprehensive resource makes it easy to study all aspects of a country—from its geography and physical features to its government, people, and society—providing both facts at a glance and in-depth coverage through country entries, maps, flags, images, statistics, news articles, a gazetteer, and more. In addition to country-specific information, this accessible online resource includes a special feature illustrating basic geographical concepts, tools to compare and rank countries, a useful geography glossary, a handy conversion calculator, and a currency converter, as well as information on U.S. states. 
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World History in Context
World History In Context provides an overview of world history that covers the most-studied events, periods, cultures, civilizations, religions, conflicts, wars, ideologies, cultural movements, and people. World History In Context reaches back to the ancient world — and forward to today’s headlines — to deliver a chronicle of the great cultures and societies that have formed the history of the human race. Rare primary sources, reliable reference and multimedia content put this vast topic into context for students.
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