Internet Resources - History & Politics
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- 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.
Note: The Library will not be providing access to this database after June 1. The GSSCC has decided to subscribe to FindMyPast instead.
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 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: National Geographic Magazine Archive, 1888-1994 and National Geographic Magazine Archive, 1995-Current.
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
- 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.
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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?
Geographic Facts - Capitola
Capitola is located 4 mi / 6.4 km E of Santa Cruz at the mouth of Soquel Creek.
1.6 sq. miles (rounded off to the nearest tenth of a square mile)
Latitude and Longitude
36° 59' N
121° 57' W