Examines theories of race and racism in the modern era, with entries on the historic origins of ideas of race, and their social and scientific consequences.
Looking for information on a state or country? Facts on File World Geography and Culture provides an overview of essential information that would be useful for any student or traveler.
Learn about the government, culture and history of a country or U.S. state, as well as symbols, flags, facts and figures. You can also compare and rank states and countries on population, energy consumption, or one of many other statistics, or you can use this resource to discover the ten largest cities, or the ten tallest waterfalls.
Contains information on psychology, including emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry and psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods.
Features information on popular culture, including films, music, print materials, sports, television, radio, art, performance, and more.
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 Primary Sources, Vol. 11
- Encyclopedia of Race and Racism
- Gale Encyclopedia of Fitness
- Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health
- St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture
Contains entries on different ethnic and minority groups in the United States, including information on culture, historical background, settlement, and settlement patterns.
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.
Explores controversial issues, including topics in business, politics, government, education, and popular culture. Updated weekly.