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Statistical Abstract of the United States 2013

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Logo Proquest Statistical Abstract USA 2013​The Statistical Abstract of the United States is the best-known statistical reference publication in the country and you will find it behind nearly every reference desk in U.S. libraries.

It is the authoritative go-to source for statistics on the social political and economic conditions in the United States. Librarians value the Statistical Abstract as both an answer book (“How much corn is grown in Iowa?”) and a guide to statistical sources (“What organization has the most authoritative data on foreclosures?”).

The Statistical Abstract of the United States is now available online through the UAPL's newest subscription. Please check it out along with our other premium resources.

Opposing Viewpoints

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Marijuana Legalization. Immigration. Gun Control. Fracking. Gay Marriage. Campaign FinanceHealth Care Reform. With current events, political candidate debates, and ballot issues, controversial topics like these are coming up all the time. If only there were a one-stop resource to help you learn about the issues and understand why each side feels the way they do, free of emotional, inflammatory, or false information.

Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context fits the bill! While perfect for students researching position papers, Opposing Viewpoints has proven to be invaluable in helping anyone learn about current social issues while avoiding the pitfalls inherent in internet searching.

Highly recommended by UAPL’s librarians, Opposing Viewpoints presents comprehensive topic pages with overviews, pro/con essays, court cases, magazine and newspaper articles, podcasts and more. Browse through all of the explored issues, or search for something you came across in the news recently.

Make sure your argument is informed the next time that controversial issue comes up in conversation! Try Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context today!

Pop Culture Universe

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Music, movies, television, books, sports and food are all a part of popular culture. Pop culture is a highly significant form of living history—a constantly evolving, collective experience shaped by the seemingly trivial aspects of daily life.

Pop Culture Universe is an authoritative digital library of information on American and World Popular Culture, past and present. Since it is the product of hundreds of award winning titles, it provides a reliable safe haven for students of all ages to investigate topics on a wide variety of areas.

It combines traditional scholarship with the latest web technology and the fun inherent in the subject. Users can browse by decade or subject to check out fads, music, movies, styles, famous people, and more from the 1920’s to the present. Pop Culture Universe is not just for students; it is a fun and engaging resource for everyone.

Check it out, along with UAPL's many other premium resources.

Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America

 Contains entries on different ethnic and minority groups in the United States, including information on culture, historical background, settlement, and settlement patterns.

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Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context

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Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context is the premier online resource covering today’s hottest issues, from Offshore Drilling to Climate Change, Health Care to Immigration.

Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context helps users analyze and organize a broad variety of data for research, school assignments, debates or just showing off for your friends. This database contains more than 14,000 pro/con essays, 5 million articles, 6,000 statistical tables, and thousands of podcasts, just to name a few sections of its vast content. It also has hundreds of  reference titles from Gale and other publishers.

New reference content is added on an ongoing basis, and new full-text periodical and newspaper content is added every day. Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context is one the best all-around resources we offer. Check it out, along with UAPL's many other valuable Reference Databases and eBooks.


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