HISTORY DATABASES AND LINKS


PREMIUM DATABASES

Databases brought to you by Mobile Public Library, Alabama Public Library Service and the Alabama Virtual Library:

Covering more than 500 years of the African-American history. Users can start their investigation of a topic with a video or slideshow overview, use the key content called out on the homepage to find an entryway into the database, or dig deep into an era through the Topic Centers. Read about key figures and events, examine famous speeches and other primary sources, and get context from the timelines.

Curated, discipline-focused, and primary-source collections of streaming video for learning and research. The library's subscription, Public Library Video Online: Premium, includes over 40,000 videos on a wide range of interests, ideas, and issues.
Look under Disciplines to find videos on Historical topics.

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Resource for retrieving, comparing, ranking, and customizing data on the world's nations. Country snapshots feature provides statistics that include maps, area, population, demographics, gross national product, and more. County comparisons offer tools for creating comparison tables and graphs using either recent or historical statistics.

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and find this database listed alphabetically under World Data Analyst.

eBooks from The Alabama Virtual Library include ebook encyclopedia from Britannica, Gale and Oxford Reference. Includes Native Peoples of America, Discover America, Illustrated Science Encyclopedia, the Discovery Library (for younger readers), Inside Sports, and more!
Click on the E-Books link at the top of the page.

Engaging interface for schools and public libraries. Provides students with easy-to-use features and age-appropriate content from the world’s leading magazines and reference books.


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10.4 million articles for serious students of drama, music, art history, and filmmaking. More than 250 journals covered in databases such as the Wilson Art Index and the Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM) index are available in full text.

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and select Career Resources on the left.

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Allows a user to search Gale's General OneFile, Student Edition, General Reference Center Gold, Gale Virtual Reference Library, and Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center at the same time.

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General Reference Center GOLD provides access to magazines, newspapers, trade publications, and reference books through one interface. This general interest database offers the content covering current events, popular culture, business and industry trends, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies, and more.

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Includes Milestone Documents, The Decades, Great Lives from History and Great Events from History.

A comprehensive full text history reference database. Features more than 640,000 full-text records from peer-reviewed journals, reference books, periodicals and more. Includes more than 74,000 primary source documents, more than 81,000 biographies of historical figures, and nearly 2,000 full-text reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books. Plus, full text and selective content from more than 150 leading history periodicals and multimedia content including more than 43,000 images and 80+ hours of video.


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LitFinder provides access to literary works and authors throughout history and includes more than 150,000 full-text poems and 800,000+ poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays. The database also includes secondary materials like biographies, images, and more.

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and use the Gale Literary Sources database.

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Designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals with full-text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering subject areas of general interest, MasterFILE Premier also contains full text for nearly 500 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 592,000 photos, maps & flags.


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Computer files of full text for stories originating in the Mobile Press-Register from 1988-1989, 1992 - current (News and obits; no paid funeral notices.)
The Historical Archives - actual images of the newspaper includes selections from 1833, 1858-1860, 1862-1863, 1868-1870, 1970-1992, 2001-2003.
Microfilm back files are at Local History.

Research in Context combines Gale's reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more. Students will find support to complete assignments in core subjects including literature, science, social studies, and history. Audience: middle school, high school

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More than 2,000 original, comprehensive, scholar-signed essays on the lives and works of more than 1,400 important authors from around the world and from all time periods. Each entry averages 15-20 pages in length and includes a concise essay and biographical information that places the author's work in personal and historical context.

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