History, Current Events and Social Sciences Online Research

History, Current Events and Social Sciences Online Research

Access Videos on Demand
View streaming world-class documentaries, award-winning educational films, and instructional videos from PBS, BBC, History Channel, A&E, National Geographic, Ken Burns and other respected sources.

American History:  Gale Virtual Reference Collection
Search a single eBook or DC Public Library’s GVRL collection for digital versions of selected encyclopedias and reference resources on a wide  range of subjects from art, business, environment, history, literature, medicine, multicultural studies, nations and the world and science.

AP Image: In Library | Home or Office
Looking for images to add to a school paper or presentation?  Search the Associated Press Image which contains a history of the world in photographs from the 1840s to as recent as a minute ago.

Global Issues in Context
International viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics and current events.

History Reference Center
Contains full text for thousands of history encyclopedias, reference books, leading periodicals and other sources.  Features nearly 57,000 historical documents, more than 77,000 biographies of historical figures, more than 37,400 historical photos and maps, and more than 80 hours of historical video.

National Geographic Virtual Library
National Geographic Virtual Library brings together a complete archive of National Geographic magazine — every page of every issue from 1888 through present — along with a cross-searchable collection of National Geographic books, maps, images and videos.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Covers the hottest social issues from terrorism to endangered species, stem cell research to gun control. Brings together all the information that's needed to fully understand an issue: pro and con viewpoint articles, reference articles that provide context, 140 full-text magazines, academic journals, and newspapers, primary source documents, government and organizational statistics, multimedia, including images and podcasts, and links to hand-selected Web sites.

Social Sciences Full Text
Covers the latest concepts, trends, opinions, theories and methods from both applied and theoretical aspects of the social sciences. (For access, Click "EBSCOhost Research Databases" and then select "Social Sciences Full Text.")

World Cultures: Gale Virtual Reference Collection
Search a single eBook or DC Public Library’s GVRL collection for digital versions of selected encyclopedias and reference resources on a wide  range of subjects from art, business, environment, history, literature, medicine, multicultural studies, nations and the world and science.

World History: Gale Virtual Reference Collection
Search a single eBook or DC Public Library’s GVRL collection for digital versions of selected encyclopedias and reference resources on a wide  range of subjects from art, business, environment, history, literature, medicine, multicultural studies, nations and the world and science.

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