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- Global Issues in Context
Global Issues in Context focuses on broad issues, such as war, genocide, terrorism, human rights, poverty, famine, globalization, world trade, nuclear proliferation, and global warming, as well as more specific events and topics in the news that are related to these broader issues. It also includes detailed information on nations to provide a foundation for cross-cultural studies and, International periodicals and news sources that bring additional insight and currency.
From the American Psychological Association (APA), is a definitive source of full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology. The database contains more than 100,000 articles from 69 journals.
- U.S. History In Context
Provides integrated access to over 4,000 historical (primary) documents, articles from more than 30 reference titles, and over 110 full-text journal covering themes, events, individuals and periods in U.S. history from pre-Colonial times to the present.
GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources) is an interdisciplinary database dedicated to sustainability, green technologies and the environment. GREENR allows navigation by issue, organization and country, and includes refereed case studies, articles from academic journals and magazines, news, statistics, podcasts, and more. Coverage includes science, international studies, business, law, politics and other disciplines.
- The American Indian Experience
Is a full-text digital resource exploring the histories and contemporary cultures of the indigenous peoples of the United States. It offers full-text access to an online library, featuring more than 150 volumes of reference content, hundreds of primary documents, and thousands of images. From prehistory to the present day, from the Inuit of the north to the Seminoles of Florida, it is an indispensable source of information about the history and experience of Native Americans.
- The African American Experience
is the definitive electronic research tool for African American history and culture. It contains over 450 reference books and monographs, 5,000 primary documents, over 3,500 fully-searchable interviews with former slaves, 3,000 photographs, maps, and other images, and a timeline with over 170 pages worth of content, navigable by century, decade, and keyword. This database gives voice to the black experience from its African origins to the present day.
- The Latino American Experience
Marks the first-ever database dedicated to the history and culture of Latinos. It contains over 200 volumes of content, from encyclopedias and biographies to newly published scholarly books introduced biannually, and primary source materials, including maps, images, audio clips, interviews, music files, speeches, documents, and other material in English and Spanish. It also includes a fully searchable timeline dating to the pre-Colonial civilizations of the Aztecs, Mayas, Incas, Caribes, and others, up through the most recent political movements and achievements of contemporary Latinos. It also includes content on modern-day Latin American countries and the history of the Hispanic diaspora.
- Communications and Mass Media Collection
A custom collection of more than 250 journals focused on all aspects of the communications field: key subjects covered include advertising and public relations, linguistics, and literature.
- Statistical Abstract of the United States
The Statistical Abstract of the United States is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States.
- Credo Reference
Use Credo Reference to search and access almost 600 high-quality encyclopedias and dictionaries and other reference works in a wide variety of subject areas.
- Black Women in America
In nearly 600 entries, Black Women in America celebrates the remarkable achievements of black women throughout history, highlights their ongoing contributions in America today, and represents the new research the first edition helped to generate.
- Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States
Draws together the diverse historical and contemporary experiences in the United States of Latinos and Latinas from Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Central America, South America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.
- Encyclopedia of MesoAmerican Cultures
Chronicles Pre-Hispanic, colonial, and modern Mesoamerica, defined as the lands stretching from Mexico to the southern tip of Central America.
- Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Indispensable reference work on all aspects of the Christian Church. Offers unrivaled coverage of all aspects of this vast and often complex subject, from theology; churches and denominations; patristic scholarship; and the bible; to the church calendar and its organization; popes; archbishops; saints; and mystics.
- Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls
Featuring 450 articles by an international community of 100 distinguished scholars, the Encyclopedia is the definitive account of what we know about the scroll--their history, relevance, meaning, and the controversies that surround them.
- The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance
- Oxford Companion to World Exploration
Offers information on all topics of exploration worldwide, including advances in navigation, the discovery of the New World, polar expeditions, and the space age.
- Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History
With over 650 biographies of influential women and over 600 topical articles covering topics such as geography and history, culture and society, organizations, movements, and gender studies, Women in World History is the definitive reference work in the field.
- Dictionary of American Family Names
Contains more than 70,000 of the most commonly occurring surnames in the United States, giving their comparative frequencies, linguistic and historical explanations, selected associated forenames, and occasional genealogical notes.
- Encyclopedia of African-American History, 1619-1895
In nearly seven hundred entries, the Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895 documents the full range of the African American experience during that period and shows how all aspects of American culture, history, and national identity have been profoundly influenced by the experience of African Americans.
- Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 - Present Day
Traces the transition from the Reconstruction Era to the age of Jim Crow, the Harlem Renaissance, the Civil Rights Movement, and the ascendant influence of African Americans on the American cultural landscape. The Encyclopedia contains approximately 1,200 fully cross-referenced entries all signed by leading scholars and experts, offering the most reliable and extensive treatment to be found on African American history in this era.
- Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace
Offers a comprehensive survey of the full range of historical, political, theoretical and philosophical issues relating to peace and conflict. All major figures are covered, as well as major events, organizations, theories, and much more. Each entry is signed by a leading scholar in the field, contains a bibliography for further reading, and is cross-referenced with other useful points of interest within the encyclopedia. In addition to A-to-Z entries, the Encyclopedia also includes a peace chronology, key documents and appendices.