Explores the migration of African-Americans from the southern United States to the urban north and west during the 20th century. Includes primary source documents.
Did you know you don’t always have to go to the library to look up reliable and authoritative information in reference books?
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.
Explores American tragedies, both natural and man-made, from the Salem Witch Trials to the present. Includes primary source documents
Students, do you feel overwhelmed trying to find appropriate sources for your projects and homework? Then the UAHS Student Portal is for you!
The UAPL Reference Librarians have narrowed down our extensive list of resources and organized them by categories that are relevant to high school students.
Easily discover databases and eBooks with information from encyclopedias, magazines, newspapers, professional journals and other sources appropriate for school work. Many of these resources even tell you how to cite what you found! Best of all, they are all available any time of day.
You will need your UA library card number and PIN to access the valuable resources found through the UAHS Student Portal. And don’t forget, you can always contact a Reference Librarian by phone, text, email, or in person for assistance in using our databases and eBooks.
Presents coverage of the American Civil War, including primary source documents and information on politics, significant people and battles, and much more.
A primary source is something written or created in the same time period of an event or person in history. Some examples include the Gettysburg Address, Anne Frank’s diary, a photo taken during the Depression, or a newspaper article reporting on the 1912 sinking of the Titanic.
You may need to find primary sources for a history report, or maybe you read about an event or person and want to learn more. UAPL can help you get started with two of our databases!
Annals of American History contains thousands of primary documents that range from 1493 to present. Discover speeches, memoirs, historical accounts and more.
For sources covering the rest of the world, try one of our World History Databases: Ancient & Medieval Eras or The Modern Era. The Documents and Media section of a topic will have primary sources that can include political documents, letters, videos, and more.
These are just two of the many, many ways of finding primary sources. For example, try some of our other online History Resources. The Reference Department of the Main Library can also help you search. Contact us by phone, text or email, or just stop by!
Offers contextual and historical information on relations between Jews and Muslims from the Middle Ages to the present.
In light of the 100th anniversary of World War I, there’s no better time to explore World at War: Understanding Conflict and Society, a comprehensive, informative and unique research database covering military conflicts that have defined the world’s identity.
Choose World War I under the Explore a War section in this database to discover overview information, detailed articles, primary source documents, images, maps and more.
Find out how it was possible that the assassination of one Archduke was a catalyst for the devastating war. Compare and contrast the countries that played major parts in the conflict. Read the entire text of the Treaty of Versailles, the document that formally brought the War to an end. Do all this and more with World at War.
Further your research as well with UAPL’s other eBooks and databases covering history.
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.