History & Culture

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African American Experience: The American Mosaic (ABC-CLIO)
Provides a comprehensive survey of African American history and its heartbreaking struggles, major movements—political, social, artistic, and literary—and most notable events and legislative reform.

American Indian Experience: The American Mosaic (ABC-CLIO)
Illuminates the historical and contemporary practices and tribulations of more than 150 Native American tribes from all regions of North America.

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.

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.

CultureGrams (ProQuest)
CultureGrams provides reliable, up-to-date facts, figures, and information about daily life and culture, including the history, customs, and even recipes for each of the countries included in the database.

Daily Life Through History (ABC-CLIO)
Explore everyday life throughout the past and present to discover what people ate, wore and used in this authoritative database organized by time period, region and topic.

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.

Latino American Experience: The American Mosaic (ABC-CLIO)
Defines this national identity as it embraces the heritage and culture of Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, Guatemalans, Cubans, Dominicans, Colombians, Ecuadorians, and other Latino peoples in the United States.

Pop Culture Universe (Greenwood/ABC-CLIO)
A fascinating digital library of information on American and world popular culture–both past and present.

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) – Access from Home April-July 1, 2020
The World Almanac® for Kids is the ideal one-stop reference resource for intermediate-level students. During the Coronavirus crisis, the vendor is allowing statewide home access now through July 1, 2020.

World Almanac for Kids Elementary (InfoBase) – Access from Home April-July 1, 2020
The World Almanac® for Kids Elementary provides trustworthy, kid-friendly reference specifically for elementary grades. During the Coronavirus crisis, the vendor is allowing statewide home access now through July 1, 2020.

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

World Folklore and Folklife (Greenwood/ABC-CLIO)
This multicultural resource includes thousands of classic folk tales and provides information on holidays, festivals, language, stories, fairy tales, proverbs, foodways, and folk remedies.

World History: The Modern Era (ABC-CLIO)
Aimed at high school and high-level middle school students, this comprehensive resource provides easy-to-navigate information on all aspects of modern world history.

World News Digest (InfoBase) – Access from Home April-July 1, 2020
With more than 300,000 original articles and a vast archive covering every major event since its inception, this database offers concise summaries of current events and clearly written essays on the top issues of the day. During the Coronavirus crisis, the vendor is allowing statewide home access now through July 1, 2020.