Internet Resources - History



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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Internet Public Library History Collection
    Extensive list of websites on history. Browse by era, region, or topic.
    Browse related subjects: History, 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

Local Links

  • Capitola Historical Museum
    Browse related subjects: History, Local History, Santa Cruz County
  • Santa Cruz County Genealogy
    Part of SFgenealogy which provides access to genealogical and historical information for San Francisco, the San Francisco Bay Area, and the State of California. The Santa Cruz section includes a database of the cemeteries in Santa Cruz County that includes a name search function.
    Browse related subjects: Genealogy, History, Names, People
  • 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

Did You Know?

Highest Point in Santa Cruz County

Mount Bielawski is the highest point in Santa Cruz County with an elevation of 3,231 feet. It is located on Castle Rock Ridge, and was named in 1861 after Captain Casimir Bielawski of the Surveyor General's Office.

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