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Databases

 

American History Online

Spanning more than 500 years of political, military, social, and cultural history, American History Online provides extensive and authoritative coverage of the history of America and its people.

American Indian History

Facts on File's American Indian History Online is a fascinating and unique resource that offers fast access to more than 15,000 years of culture, history, and biographies.

 

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eBooks

 

Credo Reference

Over 1200 highly-regarded titles from over 80 publishers; Credo General Reference covers every major subject.

Dictionary of Women Worldwide: 25,000 Women Through the Ages

This dictionary contains more than 20,000 brief biographical entries on women, including thousands of entries on non-U.S. figures.

ebrary

Access to over 25,000 books from publishers such as McGraw Hill, Cambridge University Press and Oxford University Press.

EBSCO eBooks (formerly NetLibrary)

Over 5,000 eBooks are available to GBC students in the EBSCO eBook collection. Search by subject, title or author and research right from home.

Encyclopedia of Latinos & Latinas in the United States

This landmark scholarly work offers comprehensive, reliable, and accessible information about the fastest growing minority population in the United States.

Presidents: A Reference History

Presents in-depth profiles of each American president and his administration. Includes black-and-white portraits of the presidents and extensive bibliographies. Also features a new history of the White House and a general introduction to the presidency. For students in grades 10 and higher, as well as general readers.

 

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Websites

 

Biography.com

A&E's website of biographies. Includes videos, photos and timelines for famous people.

Biographical Dictionary

Search by name, category or nationality.

Biography Center

Searchable website of people. Search by name or category.

Historic Figures

BBC selected biographies.

InfoPlease Biographies

Over 30,000 searchable biographies.

Khan Academy

Students can make use of our extensive video library, practice exercises, and assessments from any computer with access to the web. Complete custom self-paced learning tool A dynamic system for getting help A custom profile, points, and badges to measure progress

Meet the Writers

Barnes & Noble provides information on authors.

 

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