The following are useful sources for social studies classes.
Geography – Non-Fiction Section 900-919
World History -Non Fiction Section 930-999
U.S. History – Non-Fiction Section 973-974
Comparative Religions – Non-Fiction Section 200-299
Grolier Online – Basic, easy to read information on a variety of topics
Britannica Online – A bit higher level, but an excellent resource to finding information
Articles – Passwords avaialable in library
JSTOR *password available in library
A web portal that suggests the best websites for historical information and background.
Created by Fordham University, this collection of primary documents provides insight into key moments in history.
Contains background information, culture, and statistics for every nation of the world.
A great resource from the Library of Congress that presents a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world.
Full profiles provide an instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries and territories, and background on key institutions. They also include audio and video clips from BBC archives. Select a country, territory or international organisation from the menus below.
Looking for some background on the war that made our country? Check out these great websites.
An amazing interactive atlas with thousands of relevant articles and pictures to enhance learning about areas of our planet.
Primary sources! Click here for access to the Boston Globe and the New York Times. Click “Advanced” on the top of the page and “History” on the right hand pane on the next page.