Databases - Arts*

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Contemporary Fashion

Gale Virtual Reference e-Book. Covers over 450 designers, milliners, footwear designers, and fashion houses that have been active throughout the 20th and 21st centuries.

Education & Homework Gateway

A gateway to links, databases, eBooks, book lists and other resources for Education and Homework Help.

Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgo

La Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos está organizada de modo que los estudiantes puedan encontrar información rápida y fácilmente.

Freegal

Download music service with access to hundreds of thousands of song in the Sony Music catalog and over 25,000 artists, all in MP3 format .

Junior Edition (Gale)

Periodical database designed for students in junior high and middle school, with magazines, newspapers and reference books on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, government, sports and more.

Marquis Biographies Online

Up-to-the-minute biographies of leaders and achievers from around the world in the areas of business, law, science, medicine, the arts, government, entertainment and more. Access to all biographies that have appeared in 24 Marquis Who's Who print titles since 1985, and Who Was Who in America volumes from1607-1985.

World Book Encyclopedia

Offers information on a range of topics.

Databases - American History*

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African American Experience

Over 400 references, scholarly works, primary documents and papers, photographs, audio clips, maps and over 4,000 slave narratives explore their history and contemporary culture in the United States. Includes a timeline and lesson plans.

Education & Homework Gateway

A gateway to links, databases, eBooks, book lists and other resources for Education and Homework Help.

Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgo

La Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos está organizada de modo que los estudiantes puedan encontrar información rápida y fácilmente.

Farewell to Manzanar

The Farewell to Manzanr portal accesses the Final Accountability Rosters of Japanese-American Relocation Centers, 1944-1946, Japanese-American Relocation Camp Newspapers, Perspectives on Day-to Day Life: Personal Justice Denied, and Public Hearings of the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment, 1981. Additionally the portal links to Japanese-American information from a variety of reference sources and details the author, Jeanne Houston, biography.

History In Context: U.S. (Gale)

Covers all areas of U.S. history focusing on the most significant people, events and topics from pre-colonial times to the present day seen through primary documents, original reference sources, newspaper/journal articles, images, videos, audio files, and links to vetted websites.

Junior Edition (Gale)

Periodical database designed for students in junior high and middle school, with magazines, newspapers and reference books on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, government, sports and more.

Latino American Experience

Over 200 volumes of content, from encyclopedias to biographies, and primary documents dating from pre-Colonial civilizations that explore their history and contemporary culture in the United States. Includes a timeline, images, maps, and lesson plans.

Marquis Biographies Online

Up-to-the-minute biographies of leaders and achievers from around the world in the areas of business, law, science, medicine, the arts, government, entertainment and more. Access to all biographies that have appeared in 24 Marquis Who's Who print titles since 1985, and Who Was Who in America volumes from1607-1985.

Social Studies Fact Cards (California Edition)

A quick reference, easy-to-use database filled with updated basic information for common school assignments on California Missions, Explorers, Indians, Governors, and History.

Student Resources in Context

Contains information on core subjects from Science to Literature to History of student-focused subject material. Includes content of Discovering Collection database.

World Book Encyclopedia

Offers information on a range of topics.

Databases - World History*

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Daily Life Through History

Browse daily life in the ancient world, medieval world, 15th and 16 centuries, 17th and 18th centuries, 19th century, and modern world and find out what it was like.

Education & Homework Gateway

A gateway to links, databases, eBooks, book lists and other resources for Education and Homework Help.

Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgo

La Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos está organizada de modo que los estudiantes puedan encontrar información rápida y fácilmente.

History In Context: World (Gale)

Contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in world history from full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites

Marquis Biographies Online

Up-to-the-minute biographies of leaders and achievers from around the world in the areas of business, law, science, medicine, the arts, government, entertainment and more. Access to all biographies that have appeared in 24 Marquis Who's Who print titles since 1985, and Who Was Who in America volumes from1607-1985.

Student Resources in Context

Contains information on core subjects from Science to Literature to History of student-focused subject material. Includes content of Discovering Collection database.

World Book Encyclopedia

Offers information on a range of topics.

American History Websites

American Memory from the Library of Congress

Collections of historical document and photos.

Buffalo Soldiers

Information about the Buffalo Soldiers on the western frontier.

Castillo de San Marcos in Florida

Explore the Castillo de San Marcos in Florida.

First Moon Landing

Read the story of the first Moon landing, with photos and sound recordings.

History of the USA

Learn about the history of the USA at this great site from the American Library of Congress in Washington, DC. Click on “Jump Back in Time” for an interactive timeline, meet some amazing Americans or click on “Explore the States” for quick histories of each of the US states.

Lewis and Clark and the American West

Join Lewis and Clark and explore the vast new territory of the American West.

Los Angeles Almanac

Facts and Statistics about Los Angeles County.

Past History

The National Museum of American History Artifacts Collecton

New Perspectives on The West

Interactive multimedia site that is a companion to the TV Series by Ken Burns.

The Overland Trail

Links to sites about Westward expansion by stagecoach and wagontrain. Oregon Trail, Overland Trail, as well as Indian and Military routes are discussed. NOTE: Some of the links are broken.

Runaway Slave

Join a runaway slave on a dangerous journey to freedom.

 

Art Websites

Artist’s Tool Kit

From the Minneapolis Institute of the Arts site, the Artist’s Tool Kit provides basic concepts about the arts and the process of creating art.

The Costume Page

A library of costume and costume related links for costumers , students and researchers.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Information on free art classes for teens in the L.A. County.

Timeline of Art History

Heilbrunne Timeline of Art History.

California Mission Websites

California Missions

Map has links to each of the missions. There is concise information for each mission as well as a small picture.

California Missions II

Basic historical information on each of the missions.

Museum Websites

Boston Museum of Science

Exhibits, ideas, learning resources in/for various scientific disciplines.

The Exploratorium: the museum of science, art and human perception.

Online exhibits and science for the layperson. Has links to the physics of sports, aerodynamics of paper airplanes, astronomy, and ideas for science projects.

J. P. Getty Museum

The Museum collected a modest group of European paintings, a distinguished holding of Greek, Roman and Etruscan antiquities; European drawings, paintings, illuminated manuscripts, sculpture, and decorative arts, dating to 1900; and American and European Photographs, from the 19th century to the present.

LACMA - Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Links to exhibits and artists in the museum . Has some bios and critical analysis.

Museum of the City of San Francisco

Online access to early San Francisco and Northern California documents and news clippings.

National Gallery of Art

Online tours of collections with some audio clips and biographical information.

Smithsonian Institution

Links to the research centers and museums of the Smithsonian. Also has links to resources, bibliographies, and photographs in the various collections of the museum. Can be searched.

Music Websites

AMG All Music Guide

Music Reviews.

Billboard Online

Daily music news, charts, reviews, artist of the day and more.

Lyrics World

Alphabetical lists of many songs which link to appropriate lyrics.

MTV Home Page

Access MTV's Music Page which includes reviews, notes about new artists and the Top 20 Music Videos.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

A virtual tour of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio.

World History Websites

Discovering Ancient Egypt

This guide is designed for Junior and Senior High School students who have been assigned to do a report about ancient Egypt.

NationMaster

A central source of data from the CIA World Factbook, United Nations, World Health Organizations, World Bank, World Resources, Institute, UNESCO, UNICEF, and OECD.

World History: Hyper History

Timelines with hyperlinks to brief bios, events and maps.

Ancient Greece.com

Divided into sections: Art & Architecture, Geography, History, Mythology, Olympics, People, Wars, and Other resources.

Rulers

Historical lists of heads of states, and heads of countries of all currently existing countries and territories. Retrospective to approximately 1900.

Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

Information about the original seven world wonders.