Social Sciences, History, & Biographies

topic search

This current events database allows researchers to explore social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today’s classrooms.

Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center

A great way for students to explore the most debated topics. Opposing Viewpoints delivers a range of perspectives on important issues integrated with the best multimedia available today.

Ancestry Library Edition provides access to United States census records; military records; court, land, and probate records; birth, marriage and death indexes; church records; passenger lists; and more. This resource is only available within library facilities, so please visit one of our branches for access.

biographies in context

Search for biographies of people by name or by birth year, death year, nationality, gender, and more.


Concise, reliable, and up-to-date reports on more than 200 countries, each U.S. state, and all 13 Canadian provinces and territories.There are four sections of this resource: World Edition, Kids Edition, States Edition, and the Provinces Edition.

For those concerned about the environment, GreenFILE offers a unique perspective on the positive and negative ways humans affect the ecology. Drawing on the connection between the environment and disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology, GreenFILE will serve as an informative resource for anyone concerned about the issues facing our planet.


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