Internet Resources - History & Politics



Databases

  • Access Video On Demand
    Enjoy instant access to world-class documentaries, award-winning educational films, independent films, and helpful instructional videos. All you need is Internet access and a valid library card number! iPad, Android, PC and Mac friendly.
    Browse related subjects: Art, Business, Consumers, Do-It-Yourself, Education, Environment, Geography, History, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Recreation, Religion, Travel
  • Fold3 History & Genealogy Archives
    Fold3 provides convenient access to over 5 million original US military records, including stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. Purchased through funds donated by the Genealogical Society of Santa Cruz County.
    Browse related subjects: Archives, Genealogy, Government, History, Names, People, Primary Sources
  • Global Issues in Context
    Global Issues in Context uses a wealth of resources to explain the historical and contemporary conditions necessary to understand global issues, conflicts and events. Global Issues in Context supports research in virtually every corner of the library and in a wide variety of subject areas, including sociology, current events, civics, politics, science, economics, cultural/religious studies, women’s studies, human rights, English composition and many more.Use the interactive map to search by geography, or browse by issue, country or region.
    Browse related subjects: Education, Environment, Government, News, Politics
  • National Geographic Archive
    National Geographic magazine is recognized for some of the highest-quality photojournalism and cartography in the world. This award-winning, iconic magazine is famous for providing in-depth coverage of cultures, nature, science, technology and the environment. Featuring the complete archive of the magazine to the mid-1990s, the National Geographic Magazine Archive includes every page and every photograph, all fully searchable.
    Browse related subjects: History, Magazine Articles, News, Teen Homework Help
  • U.S. History in Context (Gale Cengage)
    Comprehensive coverage of the most studied topics in U.S. history courses. This integrated collection covers all areas of U.S. history from from the arrival of Vikings in North America 1,000 years ago to Vietnam, Watergate and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. A rich collection of primary documents, original reference sources and newspaper/journal articles.
    Browse related subjects: History, Teen Homework Help
  • World History in Context (Gale Cengage)
    World History in Context reaches back nearly 5,000 years to chronicle the rise and fall of cultures and societies across all continents and eras. Rare primary sources combine with reliable references to put content into context for every learner. Includes primary source documents, thousands of full-text articles and reference documents.
    Browse related subjects: Countries, History, Teen Homework Help

Recommended Websites

  • Chick History
    Chick History is dedicated to debunking famous myths, exploring new biographies, and learning about the amazing contributions by women to history.
    Browse related subjects: History
  • Country Studies
    This Web site contains the online versions of books previously published (1988-98) in hard copy by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress under the Country Studies/Area Handbook Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Army. Because the original intent of the series' sponsor was to focus primarily on lesser-known areas of the world or regions in which U.S. forces might be deployed, the series is not all-inclusive. At present, 101 countries and regions are covered. The date of information for each country appears on the title page of each country and at the end of each section of text.
    Browse related subjects: Government
  • Huffington Post
    Offers syndicated columnists, blogs and news stories with moderated comments.
    Browse related subjects: Government, News, Politics, Social Issues
  • Internet Public Library History Collection
    Extensive list of websites on history. Browse by era, region, or topic.
    Browse related subjects: History, Politics
  • Politics -- Internet Public Library
    Browse related subjects: Government, Politics, Social Issues
  • Social Studies Fact Cards: California Edition
    Fact Cards are a series of research resources designed for quick reference for students in grades 4 through 8. For the past ten years, printed Fact Cards have been used extensively in California elementary and middle schools, as well as in public libraries. A presentation style that offers quick facts in manageable portions makes Fact Cards the ideal reference resource for students who are just beginning to learn research procedures.
    Browse related subjects: California, Education, History

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