All databases are accessible from non-Library computers except where noted.
Many resources accessible from home will require the use of a valid JPL Library Card.
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- American History (In-Library Use) (Remote Access)
- From the explorers of the Americas to the issues of today's headlines, American History investigates the people, events, and stories of our nation's evolution.
- Also see the complete Digital Collection From ABC-CLIO below for complete history information.
- ArchiveGrid (In-Library Use Only)
- Online access to nearly a million descriptions of archival collections owned by thousands of libraries, museums, historical societies and archives worldwide. ArchiveGrid is an important destination for searching for historical documents, personal papers and family histories held in archives.
- Daily Life Through History (In-Library Use) (Remote Access)
- This is a cross-disciplinary resource that supports history, social studies, English, and language students. Moves seamlessly from past to present, providing context for contemporary life and culture. Shows how fascinating and fun it is to explore how others lived and live their lives, and how their lives shaped ours. (Daily Life Through History and Daily Life America databases are now combined.
Digital Collections from ABC-CLIO Single Point of Access (In-Library Use) (Remote Access)
The American Mosaic: The African American Experience
The American Mosaic: The Latino American Experience
The American Mosaic: The American Indian Experience
Daily Life through History
Issues: Understanding Controversy and Society
Pop Culture Universe: Icons, Idols, Ideas
United States Geography
World Geography: Understanding Conflict and Society
World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras
World History: The Modern Era
- A unique database of full-text essays and discursive writing based
on books published in the 20th century which have been analyzed in standard library indexes.
The essays focus on the humanities and social sciences, and include biographies and literary
criticism. Subjects include literature, history, economics, sociology, art and architecture,
philosophy, psychology, science and drama.
- History of the Holocaust
- A collection of eBooks that deal with the Holocaust.
Popular Culture Universe: Icons / Idols / Ideas (In-Library Use) (Remote Access)
- The PCU Decades Pages are one-stop guides to the icons, idols, and ideas of each decade from the 1920s to today. They provide helpful overviews to each decade as well as quick reference lists of the major films, movie stars, TV shows, songs, books, Broadway shows, awards, fads, new products, discoveries and inventions, new words and phrases, fashion trends, sports champions and awards, and obituaries for each year within each decade.
- Praeger Security International (PSI)
- Praeger Security International Online (PSIO) is a one-stop source for information on terrorism and security, covering regional security, humanitarian and peace operations, weapons of mass destruction, armed forces, intelligence, military history, defense and national security, and military affairs.
- From antiquity to modern times, these speeches represent the finest examples
of recorded oratory. Speechmakers have commented on the milestones of history as well as the
minutiae of everyday life. We are collecting the best and the best-known speeches of the past
2,500 years and categorizing them into easily searchable genres.
- Sources in U.S. History Online: The Civil War
- The Civil War digital collection contains nearly 500 significant documents of the time--personal narratives, monographs, regimental histories, collected essays, sermons, songs, legal tracts, and political speeches--enabling students, faculty and patrons to study one of the key events in American history.
- U.S. History in Context
- U.S. History in Context delivers comprehensive, contextual, media-rich search results from the most extensive online collection of historical information available today.
- US History eCollection
- This collection provides well-rounded coverage of both the current thinking and events in US History, as well as scholarly work being established in the field. This compilation of journals provides robust and balanced coverage of this field, useful both to the novice historian as well as to the advanced academic researcher.
World Book Online Super Homepage
The World Book Web is a suite of online research tools that includes encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities, pictures, audio, and video, complemented by current periodicals and related Web sites.
Click widget to access database and 'More Information about site' to discover what information the site contains.
World Book Online for Kids is the first site developed specifically for primary school aged patrons, with such features as:
• Thousands of easy-to-read articles
• Engaging images and illustrations
• Interactive games and activities
• Interactive maps
• Outline maps and flags
• A biography center
• Science projects
• Teacher resources
- World Folklore and Folklife;
- Provides an exciting and accessible way to explore the vast and growing treasury of folklore, which permeates the everyday lives of people around the world. Covers holidays, festivals, language, stories and fairy tales, proverbs, foodways, and folk remedies that define our society and our place within it.
- World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras (In-Library Use) (Remote Access)
- World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras covers early human history around the globe—from prehistoric times to the beginnings of the Renaissance.
- World History: The Modern Era (In-Library Use) (Remote Access)
- World History: The Modern Era is the latest update of the reference standard of electronic history reference materials for high school and high-level middle school coursework.
- World History in Context
- World History in Context offers students and researchers unparalleled access to a broad collection of scholarly analysis and award-winning full-text periodicals, reference works and primary documents. World History in Context moves chronologically over 5,000 years from antiquity to the present and geographically around the globe, to ensure that the events, movements and individuals that defined, informed and shaped world history are covered with a sense of balance.
- World History eCollection
- This collection provides well-rounded coverage of both the current thinking and events in World History, as well as scholarly work being established in the field. This compilation of journals provides robust and balanced coverage of this field, useful both to the novice historian as well as to the advanced academic researcher.