UAPL Online Reference Databases

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Databasesort descending Description

American Decades

Covers the social aspects of each decade in 20th century America, including reference information on arts, laws, social trends, sports and more.

American Decades 2000-2009

Covers the social aspects of the first decade of the 21st century in America, including reference information on arts, laws, social trends, sports and more.

American Decades Primary Sources

The companion to American Decades, this title provides primary source documentation and first-hand accounts for each decade in 20th century America. Includes oral histories, songs, speeches, advertisements, articles, legal decisions, and more.

American Decades Primary Sources, Vol. 11

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.

American History

Investigates the people, events, and stories of the evolution of the United States. Browse and discover each era of history, from the age of exploration to the present day.

Annals of American History

Contains primary source documentation to illuminate the history of the United States from 1493 to present, including speeches, memoirs, historical accounts, and more.

Archaeology in America: An Encyclopedia

Covers archaeological discoveries across North America by region, including several articles on archaeology in Ohio, from the Moundbuilders to the Flint Ridge State Memorial.

Daily Life Through History

Explores the everyday details of past eras, from what people ate and drank, to what they did in their leisure time. Includes reference works and primary documents.

Dictionary of American History

Provides background information on the facts, events, trends, and policies of American History, with definitions for both familiar and obscure topics.

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.

Encyclopedia of the American Constitution

Features comprehensive coverage of all aspects of constitutional law, including judicial decisions, congressional laws, executive orders and other public acts that have impacted the legal structure of the United States.

Encyclopedia of the New American Nation

Offers information on the formative years of the United States, from just prior to the American Revolution to the inauguration of Andrew Jackson, including information on politics, daily life, and the arts.

Europe 1450-1789: Encyclopedia of the Early Modern World

Covers European history from the beginning of the print revolution to the French revolution, including topics such as art, government, and warfare.

Europe 1789-1914: Encyclopedia of the Age of Industry and Empire

Covers European history from the French Revolution to the outbreak of World War I, including topics such as art, politics, and warfare.

Europe Since 1914: Encyclopedia of the Age of War and Reconstruction

Covers European history from World War I to the present day, including scientific, cultural, and social history, as well as political, military, and economic developments.

Facts on File World News Digest

Features domestic and international news and primary documents from 1940 to the present, including major political, social, and economic developments around the world.

Gale Biography in Context

Provides biographical information on current and historical figures around the world from multiple perspectives. Updated daily.

Gale Encyclopedia of American Law

Covers current cases, major statutes, legal terms and concepts, and important documents in the United States.

Historical Newspapers

Provides access to significant newspapers browsable by historical topic. Includes the full run of the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.

History of Jewish-Muslim Relations

Offers contextual and historical information on relations between Jews and Muslims from the Middle Ages to the present.

National Geographic Virtual Library

Features every issue of National Geographic Magazine from 1888 to present, including additional content from National Geographic such as maps, videos, images and books.

National Newspapers

Provides access to the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Christian Science Monitor, Chicago Tribune, and more, from the 1980s to the present.

People's Chronology

Presents a global record of human events from prehistory until 2004, including events in the arts and humanities, education, transportation, science and medicine, politics, and war, among others.

Pop Culture Universe: Icons, Idols, Ideas

Features information on popular culture in the United States from 1900 to the present.

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

Collects historical maps of Ohio towns and cities with building information from 1876-1970.

UA Archives

Presents historical resources about Upper Arlington provided by partnerships between UAPL and local organizations and individuals. Includes historical maps, Norwester Yearbooks, Norwester Magazines, images, and more.

Upper Arlington News Index

Provides an index to most articles published by Suburban News Publications in the Upper Arlington News from 1987 to the final publication on April 18, 2012. The content of articles can be obtained by contacting the Reference Department.

Wilson Biography Reference Bank

Provides biographical information on current and historical figures around the world.

World at War: Understanding Conflict and Society

Presents information on military conflicts around the world, from 2000 BCE to present.

World History: Ancient & Medieval Eras

Covers early global history from prehistoric times to the beginning of the Renaissance, including primary source documents.

World History: The Modern Era

Covers global history from the Renaissance to the present, including primary source documents.