Presents a global record of human events from prehistory until 2004, including events in the arts and humanities, education, transportation, science and medicine, politics, and war, among others.
Features every issue of National Geographic Magazine from 1888 to present, including additional content from National Geographic such as maps, videos, images and books.
Provides background information on the facts, events, trends, and policies of American History, with definitions for both familiar and obscure topics.
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Whether you are working on a school project or research paper, have a bet with a friend over a fact, or just want to satisfy your curiosity about a topic, UAPL card holders can get online access to a variety of encyclopedia titles covering science, history, business, medicine, culture and much more. You can even use your mobile device when you’re on the go!
An example of just a few titles that are available include:
- Disasters and Tragic Events: An Encyclopedia of Catastrophes in American History
- Gale Encyclopedia of Everyday Law
- Encyclopedia of Business and Finance
- Encyclopedia of the Mind
- St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture
- …and much more!
See a full list of all the reference eBook titles by going to Gale Virtual Reference Library, or download the Access My Library app ( iOS | Android) on your mobile device, and choose UAPL as your local library. You can also access individual eBooks through the UAPL Databases page.
The companion to American Decades 2000-2009, this title provides primary source documentation and first-hand accounts for the first decade of the 21st century in America. Includes cartoons, speeches, articles, legal decisions, and more.
Covers European history from the beginning of the print revolution to the French revolution, including topics such as art, government, and warfare.