America the Beautiful takes an editorial approach to the geography, history, people, economy, and government of each state. Includes up-to-date statistics, full-color photographs, maps, and illustrations.
History & Social Science
American Government provides a complete, multifaceted examination of the foundations of our government and political system that supports any curriculum or research project focused on the government of the United States.
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.
CQ Researcher provides award winning in-depth coverage of the most important issues of the day. Reports are written by experienced journalists, footnoted and professionally fact-checked. Full-length articles include an overview, historical background, chronology, pro/con feature, plus resources for additional research. Graphics, photos and short "sidebar" features round out the reports. Shorter "Hot Topics" articles provide a solid introduction to subjects most in demand by students.
Designed with students and educators in mind, Explora provides a safe, trustworthy environment for students to look up articles and facts for research papers, class projects, and homework.
For students and adults alike, Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia database indexes over 25,000 records, covering an array of topics. The database contains various images, offers brief biographies, as well as information in a variety of subject areas.
Search across multiple resources for high school student research. Sources include magazine and newspaper articles, eBooks, encyclopedia entries, and images.
Covering both U.S. and world history topics, History Reference Center features historical reference books, magazines, journals, and thousands of primary source documents. Get the most out of history with over 80 hours of historical video and nearly 45,000 images, including maps and historical photos.
MAS Complete is a full-text database for school-related research and reading. It contains full-text biographies, primary source documents, reference books, an image collection containing photos, maps, flags, and color PDFs and expanded full-text backfiles (back to 1921) for key magazines.
Have a paper due about a serious topic? Want to now every fact there is about someone famous? Use MasterFILE Complete to dig up hard to find facts. Covering virtually every subject of general interest, it also includes more than 350 full-text reference books, 82,000 biographies, 90,000 primary source documents, and an image collection of over 100,000 photos, maps, and flags.
Containing resources that present multiple sides of an issue, this database provides rich content that can help you assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays and better understand controversial issues.
SIRS Knowledge Source provides relevant, credible information on social issues, science, history, government, and the arts and humanities.
Student Resources In Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on a wide array of subjects. The solution merges Gale's authoritative and continuously updated 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.
World Book Advanced, built for advanced students and adults, contains thousands of articles, primary sources, and online books. Contains up-to-the-minute access to worldwide news publications, government links from numerous countries, and multimedia reference materials.
Tailored for students in elementary and middle schools, World Book Student includes all the articles from the print versions of the World Book Encyclopedia, plus thousands of additional articles, learning resources, and research tools.
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 (covering history from the Renaissance to today) is the latest update of the reference standard of electronic history reference materials for high school and high-level middle school coursework.