Culture and Society

UAHS Student Portal

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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, textemail, or in person for assistance in using our databases and eBooks.

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Explores current events, including social, political, and economic issues, as well as scientific discoveries, controversial issues, and more.

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http://ref.ualibrary.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,cookie,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=tth

Disasters and Tragic Events

Explores American tragedies, both natural and man-made, from the Salem Witch Trials to the present. Includes primary source documents

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http://ref.ualibrary.org/login?url=http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?id=GALE%7C9781610691666&v=2.1&u=colu60512&it=etoc&p=GVRL&sw=w

Reference eBooks

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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:

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.

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Sociological Collection

Presents scholarly and peer-reviewed information on sociology, including culture, social behavior, human tendencies, interaction, relationships, community development, and more.

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Encyclopedia of Modern China

Presents critical information on the people, politics, economy, art, and literature of China from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the present day.

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http://ref.ualibrary.org/login?url=http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?id=GALE|9780684315713&v=2.1&u=colu60512&it=aboutBook&p=GVRL&sw=w

Travel Resources

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Folding Map by cocoparisienne (pixabay.com)Thinking about taking a trip this summer? If so, you better start planning now! The library is a great source of information no matter what kind of vacation you are planning. To get you started, check out our Travel Subject Guide to see what the library has for your research.

Taking an international trip? Learn a little about the culture and language of the people you will encounter using our research databases. Going on a road trip to another state? Come to the reference department to look at road atlases and state and city maps. Traveling local? Learn what Ohio has to offer by browsing a selection of books in the Ohio Room.

All this, plus librarian-recommended websites, books, magazines, and more are featured in our Travel Subject Guide. Check it out today, and start planning your fantastic summer vacation!

For a complete list of all UAPL Subject Guides, find them on the Research Overview page.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations

Features detailed information on the countries and dependencies of the world, including articles on the United Nations.

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http://ref.ualibrary.org/login?url=http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?id=GALE|9781414411132&v=2.1&u=colu60512&it=aboutBook&p=GVRL&sw=w

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