History & Culture

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AtoZ The World (World Trade Press)
AtoZ the World is the world standard for country profiles, with detailed coverage of more than 100 topics each.

Black Freedom Struggle Website (ProQuest)
ProQuest is providing this freely to students, educators and patrons. This curated selection of primary sources is designed for teaching and learning about the struggles and triumphs of Black Americans.

CIA World Factbook (website)
It provides information, including graphs, tables and charts on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.

Fake News, Misinformation & Propaganda (website)
Check the resources linked here to learn how to detect fact news and become media smart.

Gale eBooks (formerly Gale Virtual Reference Library) (Gale)
This is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.

Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names (website)
“Search for current or historical places and cities worldwide. You will find latitude and longitude, a one-sentence history, and name origins.”

History Reference Center (EBSCO)
Books and articles collected by EBSCO on all history topics from prehistory to the 21st Century.

Religion and Philosophy Collection (EBSCO)
This database provides extensive full-text coverage of such topics as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy.

Salem Online
Provides online, searchable access to the full text of a variety of Grey House, H.W. Wilson, and Salem Press titles owned by the Library, in the following subjects: Health, History, Literature, and Science.

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps
A searchable interface for locating historical maps of communities in Ohio from 1882 through 1962.

Sociological Collection (EBSCO)
Sociological Collection offers information in all areas of sociology, including social behavior, human tendencies, interaction, relationships, community development, culture and social structure.

USGS Map Locator (website)
To use the map locator to find free map products use the search bar or drop a pin by double clicking on the map view. Map location pins dropped or searched for by address/place provide products within a 15 mile radius of specified location.

World Almanac for Kids (Infobase)
For middle grade students, features articles, videos, games, science projects, fun facts, maps, flags and more on arts, biographies, geography, health and guidance, language arts, life science, math, physical science, social studies, and sports.

World Almanac for Kids Elementary (Infobase)
Current digital content with important dates and statistical information and featuring articles, videos, interactive games, and activities on topics including animals, Earth Science, famous Americans, plants, exploring space, and more.

World Book Timelines
Hundreds of customizable, interactive timelines of important events throughout history.