Internet Resources - History & Politics
- 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
- 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
Did You Know?
Capital Punishment in California
A total of 513 legal executions have taken place in California since 1893. Four of the executed were women.
1851 - Legislation authorizes executions under the Criminal Practices Act.
1872 - Capital punishment is authorized in the California Penal Code.
1891 - California law is amended allowing ... [More]