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Databases – Social Science / Humanities

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Academic Search Complete

Coverage on a wide range of topics. Includes peer-reviewed full text for STEM research, as well as for the social sciences and humanities.

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Art and Architecture Source

Full-text art research covering fine, decorative and commercial art, as well as architecture and architectural design. Strong international coverage with hundreds of full-text art journals, magazines and books, plus detailed indexing, abstracts and thousands of images.

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AtoZ World Culture

Curious about the world? AtoZ World Culture has you covered. With AtoZ World Culture, information about world history, cultures, languages, foods, religions, and much more is just a click away. With 175 Country Culture Guides covering over 60 topics each, AtoZ World Culture offers a breadth and depth of content that is unmatched by any other single resource.

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Biography in Context

This resource integrates award-winning biographies from respected Gale sources with related full-text articles from hundreds of magazines and newspapers, as well as tens of thousands of images and links to vetted websites. Search for people—both current and historic from all eras and fields of endeavor—based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender, as well as keyword and full text. Or, combine search criteria to create a highly-targeted custom search.Navigating the Home Page Searching Topic Pages & Documents Searching Tips

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Biography Reference Center

Coverage for several of the most popular and heavily-researched biographies and genres, including those contained within Biography Today and Biography (both dating back to the first issue published).

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Caribbean Search

Full-text content pertaining to the countries and people of the Caribbean. Created in conjunction with Caribbean librarians and researchers.

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Central and Eastern European Academic Search

Multidisciplinary and multilingual resource covering a variety of subject areas including history, business and law.

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eBook Academic Collection

Multidisciplinary eBooks representing a broad range of academic subjects.

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Education Source

Provides scholarly research and information for education students, professionals and policy makers. Covers all levels of education – from early childhood to higher education – and educational specialties such as multilingual education, health education and testing.

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Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos

Spanish language general reference, covering topics in all subject areas. Designed for young Spanish speaking students or those learning Spanish as a second language. Full-text articles, maps, flags, tables and fact boxes; dozens of hands-on activities and Spanish language websites. Also includes a visual dictionary.

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ERIC Complete

ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) is an authoritative database of indexed and full-text education literature and resources. Sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education, it is essential tool for education researchers of all kinds.

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Global Road Warrior

Global Road Warrior is the world’s most extensive country-by-country resource for learning about culture, customs, history, and language worldwide. Global Road Warrior consists of 175 Country Guides of 119 topics each. No other single resource covers so many topics, so well, for so many countries.

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Grolier Online

The main menu at Grolier.com offers direct access to six important online encyclopedic resources:

  • America The Beautiful
  • Encyclopedia Americana
  • Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia
  • Lands And Peoples
  • New Book of Knowledge
  • New Book of Popular Science
  • America the Beautiful

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History Reference Center

Covers U.S. and world history topics and features historical reference books, magazines and thousands of primary source documents.

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Humanities Source

Covers literary, scholarly and creative thought. Ideal for students, researchers, and educators interested in any aspect of the humanities.

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Jewish Studies Source

Multidisciplinary view of the study of Jewish civilization from its historical origins to the present.

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Library and Information Science Source

Journals and periodicals that help librarians and researchers keep pace with the latest trends in the field.

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Literary Reference Center

Covers a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and time frames. Wide range of subjects covered including plot summaries, literary criticism, book reviews, classic and contemporary poems, short stories and novels, and author interviews.

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Literature Criticism Online

Gale takes literature, history and culture to the next level with the largest, most extensive compilation of literary commentary available: Literature Criticism Online. Imagine centuries of analysis – the scholarly and popular commentary from broadsheets, pamphlets, encyclopedias, books and periodicals – delivered in an easy-to-use 24/7 online format that matches the exact look and feel of the print originals. The net result is tens of thousands of hard-to-find essays at your fingertips. It’s all designed to raise the level of research while providing the around-the-clock remote access that today’s researchers demand.

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Literature Resource Center

Literature Resource Center is your most current, comprehensive, and reliable online resource for research on literary topics, authors, and their works. Its coverage includes all genres and disciplines, all time periods, and all regions of the world.

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Litfinder

Lit Finder is a unique collection of full-text poems, stories, essays, speeches, and plays focusing on the humanities and social sciences, and includes biographies and literary criticism. You can search by title or author, or use the subject navigator organized into a hierarchy of groupings, leading from the most general to the most specific.

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Mango Language Learning

An online language learning resource with more than 50 languages for English speakers and 17 English as a Second Language (ESL) courses. This computer based program also has a mobile app for learners on the go!

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Michigan Authors & Illustrators

A searchable database of Michigan authors and illustrators. Provides biographical and contact information. Indicates whether person will do library presentations. No log-in required.

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Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Designed to aid students in researching both sides of a social issue, while making it simple, fast and rewarding, the Center includes over 60 topics from key reference sources, including full-text articles from over 30 major newspapers and newsmagazines, making researching both sides of an issue simple, fast and rewarding.

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Poetry & Short Story Reference Center

Coverage includes classic and contemporary poems as well as short stories, biographies and authoritative essays.

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Points of View Reference Center

Presents multiple sides of an issue. Helps students assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.

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Political Science Complete

Covers political topics with a worldwide focus. Designed for students, researchers and government institutions.

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Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection

Covers a broad range of subjects in the fields of psychology, behavioral sciences and related disciplines. For psychologists, counselors, researchers and students.

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U. S. History in Context

U. S. History in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in U.S. History. The new solution merges Gale’s authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

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Vocational Studies Premier

Designed specifically for the research needs of two-year colleges. Scholarly content most relevant to vocational programs. Wide range of subjects covered including counseling, biotechnology, cosmetology, fashion design, forensics, graphic arts, health information technology, law enforcement, and veterinary assistant.

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World History in Context

World History in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in World History. The new solution merges Gale’s authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

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