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AFRICAN AMERICAN EXPERIENCES Has the widest depth and breadth of information available of any online database collection on African American history and culture.

AMERICA: HISTORY AND LIFE History and culture of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present.

AMERICAN HISTORY IN VIDEO Rich online video collection of documentary, newsreel, and archival footage on American history.

CHRONICLING AMERICA - HISTORIC AMERICAN NEWSPAPERS Provides access to digitized versions nearly 2,000 newspaper titles in the United States from 1836-1922. Search page provides links to other newspaper listings. OER Resource

DAILY LIFE THROUGH HISTORY Daily Life through History explores ordinary life through time and across the globe, bringing the past to life. It examines historical topics such as food and cooking, celebrations, clothes, romance, work, religion, housing, language, and social customs.

EUROPEAN VIEWS OF THE AMERICAS: 1493-1750 Comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750. Covers history of European exploration as well as portrayals of Native American peoples.

HARPWEEK (HARPER'S WEEKLY) 1857-1877 Searchable and fully indexed illustrated newspaper from the Civil War and Reconstruction periods.

HISTORICAL ABSTRACTS Covers history of the world since 1450 (excluding United States and Canada).

HUMANITIES INTERNATIONAL COMPLETE Journals, books, and other resources in the humanities.

ISSUES: CONTROVERSY AND SOCIETY Understanding Controversy and Society helps students develop an in-depth understanding of how society shapes and is shaped by controversy. Issues addresses more than 200 of today's most significant social issues, compiling information in more than 3,500 articles and 7,500 multimedia primary sources.

KHAN ACADEMY This website contains practice exercises, instructional videos, etc. in Math/Science, Econ/Finance, Arts/Humanities, Computing, and Test Prep. Requires that the user set up a personal login/password. OER Resource

LATINO AMERICAN EXPERIENCE This is the latest version of the first-ever database dedicated to the history and culture of Latinosī the largest, fastest growing minority group in the United States.

MERLOT HISTORY A collection of databases created to be used by students. The sites have been reviewed and can supplement your assignments.

POP CULTURE UNIVERSE: ICONS, IDOLS, IDEAS Authoritative database on popular culture in America and the world. It offers articles focused on describing major events and trends in pop culture from the 1900s to the present, from the Gibson Girls of the Gilded Age to the social media of the 2000s.

WORLD NEWS DIGEST Day by day accounts of news and events world-wide from 1940 to the present.



ACADEMIC SEARCH COMPLETE Comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database covering all academic areas of study.

DISSERTATIONS AND THESES FULL-TEXT Official digital dissertations archive for the Library of Congress. Full-text for most dissertations since 1997.

JSTOR Database of scholarly, full-text articles in Arts & Sciences and Life Sciences.

OXFORD REFERENCE ONLINE Over 100 dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press.

PROJECT MUSE High quality humanities, arts, and social sciences journals from scholarly publishers.


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3506 Wards Road
Lynchburg VA 24502-2498

Phone: 434.832.7750
FAX: 434.386.4677
Email: library@cvcc.vccs.edu

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