Culture and Society

New E Reference Books

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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 Book Cover Image   Encyclopedia of Race and Racism Book Cover Image   Gale Encyclopedia of Fitness Book Cover Image   Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health Book Cover Image   St James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture Book Cover Image

 

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.

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http://ref.ualibrary.org/login?url=http://online.infobaselearning.com/Direct.aspx?aid=18447&pid=WE39

Encyclopedia of the Mind

Offers multiple perspectives on a variety of topics related to the mind, including attention, emotion, learning, memory, perception, and more.

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http://ref.ualibrary.org/login?url=http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?id=GALE%7C9781452277219&v=2.1&u=colu60512&it=etoc&p=GVRL&sw=w

Statistical Abstract of the United States

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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.

Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context

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

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http://ref.ualibrary.org/login?url=http://galenet.galegroup.com/servlet/OVRC?locID=colu60512

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

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.

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http://ref.ualibrary.org/login?url=http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?id=GALE|9780313021893&v=2.1&u=colu60512&it=aboutBook&p=GVRL&sw=w

Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context

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Capital Punishment. Fracking. Gun Control. Gay Marriage. Climate Change. These are just a few examples of the social issues in the news all the time. Wouldn’t it be helpful to have a way to learn about these topics and explore all different perspectives in one reliable place?

Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context is perfect not only for students working on current event projects, but anyone who wants to educate themselves on all sides of an issue. It’s one of the best all-around resources available through UAPL, and a favorite among librarians.

Each major topic includes an overview, pro/con essays, court cases, magazine and newspaper articles, podcasts and more. Browse through all of the explored issues, or search for something you came across in the news recently.

Try Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context! And don’t forget about our other databases and eBooks covering Society and Culture.

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

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