Culture and Society

New E Reference Books

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The Reference Department is pleased to announce that we have acquired several new electronic reference books!  Catch up on current events and popular culture with American Decades and the St. James Encyclopedia . Get authoritative information on mental health issues in The Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health , or research social attitudes with the award-winning Encyclopedia of Race and Racism.  Create a New Year’s resolution with the help of The Gale Encyclopedia of Fitness.  Check out the links below:

American Decades Book Cover Image    Encyclopedia of Race and Racism Book Cover Image    Gale Encyclopedia of Fitness Book Cover Image     Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health Book Cover Image    St James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture Book Cover Image

 

Statistical Abstract of the United States

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The Statistical Abstract of the United States is one of the best known reference publications in the country. The ultimate source for statistical information on the social, political and economic conditions of the US, any self-respecting public library has a copy on their reference shelf.

But, you don’t always have to go to the library to research current and historical data about the United States!

Statistical Abstract of the United States 2014, published by Proquest, is one of UAPL’s research databases our patrons can access online any time of day with their library card number and PIN. In addition to the convenience of remote access, the database is updated more frequently than the print source and easily searchable by keyword. It also allows researchers to work with data interactively with tables downloadable in multiple formats.

Try this incomparable resource today! Also, be sure to check out the rest of UAPL's premium resources related to government, society and culture.

Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context

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Capital Punishment. Fracking. Gun Control. Gay Marriage. Climate Change. These are just a few examples of the social issues in the news all the time. Wouldn’t it be helpful to have a way to learn about these topics and explore all different perspectives in one reliable place?

Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context is perfect not only for students working on current event projects, but anyone who wants to educate themselves on all sides of an issue. It’s one of the best all-around resources available through UAPL, and a favorite among librarians.

Each major topic includes an overview, 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.

Try Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context! And don’t forget about our other databases and eBooks covering Society and Culture.

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