Internet Resources - History


  • 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
  • Artstor
    The Artstor Digital Library features an unparalleled range of images from some of the world's leading museums, photo archives, scholars, and artists in one easily-navigated repository. Artstor facilitates research and education in numerous disciplines, including art and visual studies, architecture, religion, anthropology and archaeology, global studies, fashion and costume, classics, world history, and more. This database is available ONLY from inside the Library (any branch).
    Mobile access: Use a library computer to create an Artstor Digital Library account. Sign in to the Digital Library via a mobile device using this account. Because remote access is not allowed, patrons will need to sign in to their account on a library computer once per visit to "activate" their access before being able to use a mobile device.

    Browse related subjects: Archives, Art, History
  • Findmypast is a family history and genealogy website and one of the leading suppliers of online family history records. The site currently offers access to a collection of over 2 billion historical records covering the United States, England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and other parts of the globe. Purchased through funds donated by the Genealogical Society of Santa Cruz County. This database is available ONLY at the Downtown Branch Library.
    Browse related subjects: Archives, Genealogy, History, Indexes, People
  • Gale PowerSearch
    Discover a great collection of articles from thousands of Gale resources – magazines, journals, newspapers and books along with videos, images and podcast content. PowerSearch allows you to search all our Gale resources at once.
    Browse related subjects: Directories, Education, Encyclopedias, History, Magazine Articles, News, Science
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
    Includes e-books on the following topics: General Reference, Education, History, Nation and the World, Religion, Science, and Social Science.
    Browse related subjects: Countries, Education, History, Religion, Science, Social Issues
  • Library & Information Science Source
    Containing English and foreign-language periodicals, journals, conference proceedings, pamphlets, library school theses and books, this database encompasses subjects such as librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval and information management. In addition, Library & Information Science Source provides comprehensive coverage of the history of library studies. This database also provides access to author profiles—including information on 5,000 of the most-frequently indexed authors—such as which subject terms are most commonly applied to their articles, and in which publications the author has been published.
    Browse related subjects: Authors, Education, History, Libraries
  • Music Online
    Music Online: Listening Plus is a multidisciplinary collection of audiovisual content offering almost 70,000 albums. New titles are added every month.
    Browse related subjects: Composers, History, Music, Performing Arts, Songs, Symphonies
  • 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
  • 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
    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

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Local Links

  • Santa Cruz County GenWeb
    Local entry point to the US GenWeb Project. Consists of volunteer operated Internet websites for genealogical research in every county and every state of the United States. The non-commercial Project is committed to free access. The network is centered at the county level. State Websites also provide very important information, including such resources as queries, family reunion bulletin boards, state histories, and maps showing the changing county boundaries, among others. Many states also have ongoing projects as diverse as the transcription of Civil War regiments or the reuniting of families with lost photos, bibles, etc. All of the counties provide links for you to post queries, access the state's home page and access the archives. Click on US GenWeb to locate national and state resources. To find resources in other countries visit the World GenWeb Project.
    Browse related subjects: Genealogy, History, Libraries, Names, People, Santa Cruz County

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Remnants of the "S.S. Palo Alto." The 435-foot ship was built of concrete by the San Francisco Shipbuilding Co. just after the end of World War I. Originally designed as a tanker, it was part of a wartime effort to reduce the use of steel and iron. The S.S. Palo ... [More]

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