UAPL Online Reference Databases

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Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations

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

TOPICsearch

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

Statistical Abstract of the United States

Provides a comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States.

St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture

Features information on popular culture, including films, music, print materials, sports, television, radio, art, performance, and more.

Sociological Collection

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

Religion and Philosophy Collection

Covers religion and philosophy, including world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, epistemology, moral philosophy, the history of philosophy, and more.

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection

Contains information on psychology, including emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry and psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods.

Pop Culture Universe: Icons, Idols, Ideas

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

Points of View Reference Center

Provides multiple perspectives on current, controversial social issues, including overviews, articles, and primary source documents.

Oxford Music Online

Contains information on instruments, music and musicians, including guides to different periods and styles.

Oxford Art Online

Presents information on art and artists, including images, and guides to different periods and movements.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Provides multiple perspectives on current, controversial social issues, including overviews, essays, primary source documents, and more.

Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America

 Contains entries on different ethnic and minority groups in the United States, including information on culture, historical background, settlement, and settlement patterns.

Facts on File World Geography and Culture Online

Provides information on countries, U.S. states, places, peoples, and geography concepts, including full color maps, and current statistical, geographical, and cultural information.

Facts on File Issues and Controversies

Explores controversial issues, including topics in business, politics, government, education, and popular culture. Updated weekly.

Encyclopedia of Religion

Contains information on important ideas, beliefs, rituals, myths, symbols, and persons that have played a role in the history of religions from Paleolithic times to the present day.

Encyclopedia of Race and Racism

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.

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.

CultureGrams

Features information on countries, states, and provinces, including recipes, customs, country data, and government information.

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.