Internet Resources - History & Politics
- Academic OneFile
Peer-reviewed, full-text articles for academic research from the world's leading journals covering the physical and social sciences, technology, medicine, engineering, the arts, technology, literature, and many other subjects.
Browse related subjects: Education, Encyclopedias, Environment, Government, History, Public Health, Science, Travel
- 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
A multidisciplinary database of articles providing full text of thousands of general reference publications covering virtually every subject area of general interest.
Browse related subjects: Business, Encyclopedias, History, Magazine Articles, Newspaper Articles
- 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 Virtual Library
Now National Geographic and Gale, part of Cengage Learning, have partnered to bring vast resources to digital life with our National Geographic Virtual Library. This collection brings together a complete archive of National Geographic magazine — every page of every issue — along with a cross-searchable collection of National Geographic books, maps, images and videos. This Virtual Library includes the National Geographic Magazine Archive, 1888-1994.
From its founding in 1888, the National Geographic Society has grown into an organization synonymous with exploration, photography, maps, and rethinking the world as we know it
Browse related subjects: History, Magazine Articles, News, Teen Homework Help
- Total BooX
Instantly access a wide range of fiction and nonfiction titles from top publishers. Download anytime and read at your own pace, eBooks never disappear from your device. Total BooX is compatible with iPhone, iPad, Kindle Fire and Android devices.
Browse related subjects: Art, Cooking, History, Literature, Poetry, Religion, Science, Technology, Travel
TrueFlix offers introductory videos, leveled texts, voice-over reading features and lesson plans for a wide variety of social studies and science topics.
Browse related subjects: Animals, Biology, Education, Environment, Geography, Government, History, Maps, Science
- 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
Researchers from PolitiFact, a Pulitzer Prize-winning website launched in 2007 by the Tampa Bay Times, examine statements made by members of Congress, the president, governors, lobbyists, and others in American politics. Statements are assigned Truth-0-Meter ratings from "mostly true" to "Pants on Fire" (liar, liar). The more recently-added adjunct to Politi-Fact is PunditFact, which examines claims made by pundits, columnists, talk show hosts and political analysts.
Browse related subjects: Government, News, Politics
- 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
Did You Know?
Aerial Photos - Santz Cruz County
UCSC's McHenry Library Maps Collection has a collection of aerial photographs of Santa Cruz County from the 1920's on. They may be viewed by the public by appointment.
There is also a small collection of uncataloged aerial photos in the Local History room of the Downtown branch.[More]