Last modified: 18 April 2018

Research Databases

Britannica Online

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‘Made for today’s digital classroom, with extensive, up-to-date information sources, Britannica School is specially designed for differentiated instruction, allowing students to move easily to material of higher or lower reading levels as needed. It’s made to display well on any device, which is especially beneficial for today’s “BYOD” movement—“bring your own device” to school. The content of Britannia School is reliable, age-appropriate, updated continuously and closely correlated to all curriculum standards, including the new Common Core State Standards, for which it provides a multitude of suitable texts in all subjects. A recent winner of the prestigious Golden Lamp Award.’

Churchill Archive

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‘Published in October 2012 by Bloomsbury Publishing in collaboration with the Churchill Archives Centre, the Churchill Archive is a digital library of modern international history.

It includes more than 800,000 pages of original documents, produced between 1874 and 1965, ranging from Winston S. Churchill’s personal correspondence to his official exchanges with kings, presidents, politicians, and military leaders. This is more than a fantastic collection of primary source material; it is a unique online resource offering new insight into a fascinating period of our past.’

Questia School

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‘With research tools and instruction integrated into 83,000 full-text digital books, and 8 million articles, Questia School helps students apply their research in meaningful and impactful ways.

The collection includes digital content that aligns directly with the scope and sequence of advanced courses in social science and humanities. Further, Questia School also supports other advanced classes including Art and Architecture, Business and Management, Communication and Language, Economics, Environment, Government and Politics, History, Literature, Music and Performing Arts, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology and Anthropology.’

Online Resources

BASE is one of the world’s most voluminous search engines especially for academic open access web resources. BASE is operated by Bielefeld University Library. BASE provides more than 50 million documents from more than 2,700 sources.

BBC Country Profiles
Full profiles provide an instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries and territories, and background on key institutions.

CIA World Factbook
The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.

Google Scholar
Provides a search of scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources, including theses, books, abstracts and articles.

Library of Congress

Search for primary source documents, including photos, maps, manuscripts, historic newspapers and much more.