E-reference Books

Please see your teacher-librarian for the passwords to these databases.

 

  • American Decades – 20th Century – E-Reference Book  Covers 20th-century events and social history beginning in 1900 and ending in 1999. Includes historically important events, issues, definitions of difficult concepts or terms, and other interesting trivia and sideline stories.
  • American Revolution Digital Archive  This digital archive documents the revolution and war that created the United States of America, from the earliest protests in 1765 through the peace treaty of 1783.
  • Civil War Digital Archive  Almost 500 documents about the Civil War. An overview of military, diplomatic, cultural, and legal history. Also special material about the South, African Americans, healthcare and medicine, technology and more.
  • Computer Sciences E-Reference Book  Reviews the history of computers and its concepts, and profiles contributors in the field. The impact of computers on society is explored, with examples in literature and film to illustrate and support trends.
  • Contemporary Musicians (VOL.1 1990 – VOL. 74 2013)  Contemporary Musicians profiles the colorful performers and composers who create or influence the music we hear today. Contemporary Musicians is designed to provide in-depth coverage of the important figures on the modern music scene in a format that is both informative and entertaining. Students, researchers, and casual browsers alike can use Contemporary Musicians to fill their needs for personal information about the artists, find a selected discography of the musician´s recordings, and read an insightful essay offering biographical and critical information.
  • eMedia Catalog  Downloadable eBooks, eAudio books, eMusic and eVideo – available 24/7!
  • Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales   The encyclopedia’s coverage is global and multicultural. It extends beyond Europe and North America to include information about significant individuals, titles, and traditions from regions and cultures throughout the world.
  • Encyclopedia of Food and Culture  Everything you need to know about food: Preparation, festivals and feasts; cultures and religions. Who eats what, where, and why!
  • Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology  Covers recent and historical phenomena, topics, concepts, cults, personalities, organizations, and publications associated with the fields of occultism and parapsychology.
  • Heritage Quest  Search for your family history in one of the largest resources available online. Includes census material back to 1790, 7267 family histories, 8737 local histories and 167 primary sources.
  • Historical Statistics of the United States  Historical Statistics of the United States makes access to five sorts of US Statistics easy! Find Population, Work and Welfare, Economic Structure and Performance, Economic Sectors, and Governance and International Relations easy!
  • Icons of R&B and Soul (Greenwood Library)  Through substantial entries on the chief architects and innovators, Icons of R&B and Soul offers a vibrant overview of the music’s impact in American culture and how it reflected contemporary society’s politics, trends, and social issues.
  • Mathematics E-Reference Book  Explores the functions of math in daily life, as well as its role as a tool for measurement, data analysis, and technological development. It also explains basic concepts of math and geometry, and provides information on historical milestones, notable mathematicians, and today’s career choices.
  • Nevada Online Encyclopedia  A multimedia resource produced by Nevada Humanities that incorporates articles, images, and interactive media to explore the landscape, people, and events that have shaped the Silver State’s politics, economy, and culture.
  • Nevada: Special Digital Collection UNLV  UNLV Special Collections houses unique, rare, and specialized research material that documents the history, culture and physical environment of the city of Las Vegas, the Southern Nevada region, the gaming industry, and the University of Nevada Las Vegas.
  • New Dictionary of the History of Ideas, 2005  A six-volume survey of the history of Western thought and culture, presented through 700 alphabetically arranged entries. Each entry explores the origin, cultural interpretations, and historical themes of such subjects as beauty, love, feminism, diversity, and social capital, among many others. For students and general readers.
  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context  One-stop source for information on social issues like civil rights, terrorism, gambling and teenage pregnancy. Access viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to web sites, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles on the topic of your choice.
  • Oyez: U.S. Supreme Court Media  The Oyez Project is a multimedia archive devoted to the Supreme Court of the United States and its work. It aims to be a complete and authoritative source for all audio recorded in the Court since the installation of a recording system in October 1955.
  • Pros and Cons of Controversial Issues  Pros and cons of controversial issues. Read pro and con arguments for and against topics such as medical marijuana, euthanasia, prostitution, and more.
  • Rock ‘n’ Roll Wisdom by Barry A. Farber   A novel look at rock ‘n’ roll lyrics, psychologist Barry Farber highlights those that rise above the rest because they are not only clever, but also wise in their psychological themes and conclusions.
  • Slavery in America Digital Archive  This digital archive documents key aspects of the history of slavery in America from its origins in Africa to its abolition, including materials on the slave trade, plantation life, emancipation, pro-slavery and anti-slavery arguments.
  • Social Studies Power  Provides a variety of lesson content with rich multimedia, read-aloud text, literacy tools, and geography basics to provide a well-rounded learning experience for students and an effective instructional tool for their educators. More than 100 lessons are presented in differentiated versions to meet the varying learning capabilities of upper elementary students. Animated maps, colorful art, and interactive quizzes keep students alert and engaged in the content. Links to local resources support social studies learning at the community level.
  • Southern Nevada: Special Digital Collection UNLV  Southern Nevada: The Boomtown Years brings together a wide range of original source materials found in widely diverse collections from UNLV Libraries Special Collections, the Nevada State Museum, and Historical Society in Las Vegas and the Clark County Heritage Museum.
  • 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 Geography  Find out about your state, or any state in the US. There are maps and information for you to use!
  • Witchcraft in America E-Reference Book  Covers the history of witchcraft in the United States from the hysteria that facilitated the witch hunts during the Colonial Period to modern day followers of Wicca. Chapters include full text or excerpts from trial transcripts, diary entries, public notices, and many other primary sources. Biographical essays highlight prominent figures related to the Salem witch trials.
  • World at War  How has the war shaped the world’s civilizations? How did they help shape our country?
  • World Book   All the normal encyclopedia stuff, plus pictures and videos, Back in Time, Surf the Ages (what if there had been the Internet during the Roman Empire or Medieval times?)
  • World Book Timelines  Looking for a timeline or need to create one this is a great resource for timelines.
  • World History in Context  Draws on themes and trends from the history curriculum for the 20th Century, and integrates reference sources, full-text articles, maps and images. Also includes full-text and facsimile images for over 1,400 primary source documents.
  • World Vital Records  Search over 5 billion Family History and Genealogy records, and 28 million family trees. Access key collections: U.S. Federal Census images and indexes from 1790 to 1940; military records; enhanced Social Security Death Index (SSDI) records; millions of newspaper articles; unique, exclusive local and world collections.