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  • Gale Virtual Reference Library  
    From the main menu, choose Gale Virtual Reference Library. This is the Kennett ebook collection most helpful to your topics. Titles include:
    American Eras, America through 1899, 8v, 1997
    Bowling, Beatniks, and Bell-Bottoms: Pop Culture of 20th-Century America, 5v, 2002
    Encyclopedia of the Great Depression, 2v, 2004
    The Encyclopedia of Black Studies, 2005
    Harlem Renaissance, 2001
    Presidents: A Reference History, 3rd ed., 2002
    The Sixties in America Reference Library, 4v, 2005
    U.S. Immigration and Migration Reference Library, 6v, 2004
  • Ebscohost ebooks
    From the Power Library main page, choose Ebooks from the Literature menu. From home, you must have a public library card from any PA public library.

Helpful Databases

 Use these databases to locate overviews, primary resources, biogrpahies, multimedia, and periodical articles about many of your topics.

Journal and Magazine Articles

Both SIRS and Opposing Viewpoints have articles from periodicals including newspapers, magazines, and academic journals.  Their links are found in the section called Databases. Ebscohost also provides coverage of important historical people and events.  First, pick Ebsco host.  Choose the following database files:Masterfile Main Edition, Omnifile Full Text Select, and Social Sciences Full Text and Humanities Full Text.  Make sure you limit your search to Full Text articles.  From home, you must have a public library card from any PA public library.

American History Web Directories

Use the following directories of recommended sites to locate the very best sources of web-based historical information.


Library Books

There are many great books that cover your topics.  To get you started, a variety of reference books and encyclopedias have been pulled for you.  The books have been organized for you by subject, and by date on the cart. Many of the books contain primary source material.  The library staff will copy articles from these books for you.  Fill out a postit with your name and class period, and pages you would like copied and give the book to Mrs. Danska for copying. At the end of the week, non-reference books may be checked out, too.

To find additional books, use our catalog:


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