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GVRLThis link opens in a new windowGale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7. Because each library creates its own eBook collection, the content you see may vary if you use the database at different libraries (your school, your public library, or your office).
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Opposing ViewpointsThis link opens in a new windowOpposing Viewpoints in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues. Drawing on the acclaimed Greenhaven Press series, the solution features continuously updated viewpoints, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience
The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. Our Reference tab includes: maps of the major world regions, as well as Flags of the World, a Physical Map of the World, a Political Map of the World, a World Oceans map, and a Standard Time Zones of the World map.
History of the World in 100 Objects BBCSee all the objects from the Radio 4 series A History of the World in 100 Objects. Click on any link to find out more about an object, zoom in on the image and listen again or download the programme.
The "World War II Reference Library" includes three important sources of information about World War II. The "World War II: Almanac" provides students with the information they need to write reports and complete class assignments. "World War II: Biographies" profiles more than 30 men and women involved in the war. "World War II: Primary Sources" allows students to study 16 speeches, diary entries, newspaper accounts and other original source documents related to the period.
Encyclopedia of Western Colonialism since1450Thomas Benjamin, ed. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2007. 1315 pp. 3 vols.
Provides students and researchers with a much-needed, comprehensive resource on the subject of colonialism and expansion. From a global perspective, the set traces many facets of colonial growth and imperialism, and much more.
History of World TradeSince1450John J. McCusker, ed. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2006. 905 pp. 2 vols.
History of World Trade Since 1450 starts at a year regarded as the beginning of the Age of Exploration and examines how the hunt for new resources and markets during that period resulted in the establishment of colonies in Africa, the Americas and Asia. The set looks at the Industrial Revolution, the rise of capitalism and the effects of imperialism on the global economy.
Ancient Europe, 8000 B. C. to A. D. 1000 by Peter I. Bogucki; Pam J. CrabtreeThis detailed encyclopedia is the first to explore the many peoples of early European civilization. Viewed as "barbarian" through the lens of ancient Greece and Rome, these civilizations were responsible for such accomplishments as the rise of farming in the Neolithic era and the building of Stonehenge. Coverage extends from prehistoric origins through the early Middle Ages (8000 B.C. to A.D. 1000) when tribal movements helped define the end of ancient culture and the rise of the modern European world. Features include 250 black-and-white illustrations; 20 maps; a chronology; a topical outline and index; color frontispieces and two eight-page color inserts; cartographic endpapers; and more.