Provides a keyword searchable collection of genealogical research materials for tracing family history and American culture. Includes over 25,000 family and local history books, the complete United States Federal Census 1790-1930, PERSI (the Periodical Source Index), a subject index to over 6,500 genealogy and local history periodicals and Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files.
History Reference Center® is a comprehensive full text history resource designed for students from middle and high school through college and beyond. The database features full text for more than 1,990 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books from leading history publishers. The database also includes full text for more than 150 leading history periodicals, nearly 57,000 historical documents, more than 77,000 biographies of historical figures, more than 37,400 historical photos and maps, and more than 80 hours of historical video.
Kids InfoBits meets the research needs of students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. It features a developmentally appropriate, visually graphic interface, a subject-based topic tree search and full-text, age-appropriate, curriculum-related magazine, newspaper and reference content for information on current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
This comprehensive database, designed specifically for high school libraries, contains full text for nearly 500 popular high school magazines including America's Civil War, American Heritage, American History, Archaeology, Astronomy, Bioscience, Careers & Colleges, Civil War Times, Congressional Digest, Discover, History Today, Nation, National Review, New Republic, New Scientist, Popular Science, Science News, Scientific American, Smithsonian, World War II, etc.
Middle Search® Plus contains full text for more than 150 popular middle school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays. Additionally, Middle Search Plus. contains primary source documents including Essential Documents in American History, reference books including the Funk & Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia; New Oxford American Dictionary, 2nd Edition; Encyclopedia of Animals™; and thousands of relevant photos, maps and flags.
What did people eat, wear, or use? What did they hope for, invent, and sing? These are the kinds of questions students of history always ask, and it is precisely what is missing in many available reference resources. A landmark family of reference products, Daily Life Online explores ordinary life through time and across the globe.
Access full-text articles published in The State (from 1987 to present) and 187 other newspapers from around the country. Also provides obituaries and death notices, and some news magazine coverage.
Students in 6-12 grade, college and beyond can find biographies on more than 340,00 in Biography in Context. Biography in Context contains more than 435,000 biographies on more than 340,000 people gathered from more than 135 award-winning Gale reference sources as well as full-text articles from nearly 300 magazines specifically chosen for their value to biographical research. Researchers may select a brief summary (thumbnail biographies link) or a more in-depth discussion (narrative biographies link) of the individual. The Custom Search link allows for searching in more than one field - birth/death dates, ethnicity, gender, name, nationality and occupation. A useful feature of this site is the option to e-mail data to the patron's e-mail address.
Biography and Genealogy Master Index enables users to locate biographical entries contained in more than 1,000 volumes and editions of important current and retrospective biographical reference sources. This index contains citations that point to over 15 million biographies on nearly 5 million people, living and deceased, from all time periods, geographical locations, and fields of endeavor.
Provides access to a number of genealogical sources, including Census, military and immigration records, periodicals and newspapers and birth, marriage and death records. Ancestry Library Edition "includes approximately 4,000 databases including key collections such as United States federal census images and indexes from 1790 to 1930; the Map Center containing more than 1,000 historical maps; American Genealogical Biographical Index (over 200 volumes), Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage (over 150 volumes), The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1630, Social Security Death Index, WWI Draft Registration Cards, Federal Slave Narratives, and a strong Civil War collection."