Databases - Countries & States*

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CultureGrams

Brief country reports with concise information on the history, people, customs, lifestyle, society, travel information and more for over 175 countries.

Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgo

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

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.

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.

World Book Encyclopedia

Offers information on a range of topics.

Databases - Culture*

*Library card needed if you are not at the library.

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.

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.

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

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 - Drugs & Alcohol*

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AccessScience (McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology)

Online version of the standard encyclopedia with updated science and technology news, biographies, learning resources, study guides, and links to related web sites.

Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgo

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

Encyclopedia of Drugs - Alcohol and Addictive Behavior

Gale Virtual Reference e-Book. Intended for the student and layperson, covers the social, medical and political issues related to drugs and alcohol, 4 volumes.

Health & Wellness Resource Center with Alternative Health

Full text medical encyclopedias, nearly 400 health and medical journals, hundreds of pamphlets, over 700 videos and articles from 2,200 general interest publications.

Opposing Viewpoints In Context

Pro and con arguments with contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues drawn from news articles, journals, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites.

World Book Encyclopedia

Offers information on a range of topics.

Databases - Government*

*Library card needed if you are not at the library.

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: 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.

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

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 from 1607-1985.

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.

World Book Encyclopedia

Offers information on a range of topics.

Databases - Mythology*

*Library card needed if you are not at the library.

Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgo

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

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.

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

World Book Encyclopedia

Offers information on a range of topics.

Databases - Philosophy, Psychology & Religion*

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ATLASerials, Religion Collection

Contains over 211,000 full-text electronic articles and book reviews, from more than 100 journals selected by leading religion scholars in the United States. Database is produced by the American Theological Library Association.

Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgo

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

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.

World Book Encyclopedia

Offers information on a range of topics.

African-American Websites

African Americans

Special collection of articles from World Book. Covers history, events, issues of Black experience.

African American Mosaic

Guide to Lib Congress collections. Covers all aspects of African-American experience.

Country and State Websites

Any Flag

A commercial site that has pictures of flags arranged by category. Enlarged picture page has brief information about state or country.

Atlapedia Online

Political and geographic maps, basic facts, and statistics about countries.

CIA -- The World Factbook

Basic information about countries. Similar in format but more extensive in information to the Background Notes.

Country Studies: Area Handbook Series (Library of Congress / Federal Research Division)

In-depth studies of political, economic, social, military, and geographical status of selected countries. An online version of the Area Handbooks.

How Laws Are Made

A step by step explanation of the process with links to hearings and bills.

Geography Home Page

Includes articles, annotated links, daily geographic quizzes, bulletin board, and chat room.

Key to the City - Names of all Fifty States

A commercial site. But it does have brief and basic information about cities in the U.S. Selectable by state and then by city.

Our 50 States and Capitals

Basic information about states with links to famous people and events.

Drug & Alcohol Websites

Drugs

Streetdrugs.org

A database of drug information for parents, teachers, students, DARE Officers, or anyone interested in learning about illegal drugs.

Drugs Information

Information on heroin, cannabis, cocaine, crack, LSD, magic mushrooms, poppers, speed, Yaba, and opiates. This site also shows how these harmful drugs are taken and what symptoms to look out for.

Drug Abuse

NIDA for Teens

The mission of the National Institute on Drug Abuse is to lead the nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction.

Office of National Drug Control Policy

ONDCP features White House Drug Policy initiatives, programs, and publications. Find testimony and press releases. Outlines national drug control strategy goals.

Anabolic Steroid Abuse

Scientific research about the effects of steroids, abuse and addiction from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).

Partnership for a Drug-Free America

Tips on talking to kids about drugs, as well as information on specific drugs, slang names for drugs, what they look like, and frequently asked questions.

Marijuana

Science-based information about the effects of marijuana on your brain and body.

Alcohol

Students Against Destructive Decisions

Provides students with prevention and intervention tools to deal with the issues of underage drinking, other drug use, impaired driving and other destructive decisions.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)

Nationwide organization of people determined to stop drunk driving and support the victims drunk driving accidents.

The Alcohol Epidemiology Program

Research program to discover effective community and policy interventions to reduce alcohol-related social and health problems. Includes findings, and information about effective policies.

Tobacco

Smoking.drugabuse.gov

From the NIDA, this website seeks to inform about the potential dangers of smoking and other nicotine use.

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids

Working to expose Big Tobacco's lies, the Campaign reveals the truth about the deadly effects of smoking, tobacco's corporate public relations campaigns to convince the public that it is a reformed industry, and the advertising and marketing tactics tobacco companies use to entice youth as their new customers.

ANR: Youth and Tobacco

Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights information on youth and tobacco; clean indoor air as a youth protection strategy; tobacco industry "prevention" programs; and research on effectiveness of restricting youth access to tobacco.

American Lung Association

Provides information on various conditions, research and statistics, plus programs and events.

TobaccoFree

Offers smoking cessation tips, research results, and tips for staying smoke-free.

Government Websites - California

California Legislative Information

Has full text of State laws, statutes, and Constitution as well as links to current California State Assembly and Senate bills.

California Secretary of State Home Page

Has many things of interest to Californians. For example-- voter and election information: historical records; business information, data, and forms; campaign finance; and the California Roster of state officials.

California State Government

Government Websites - Federal

Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids

Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids is brought to the World Wide Web as a service of the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO). This site provides learning tools for K-12 students, parents, and teachers.

FactFinder

Index of data provided by the US Census Bureau, including population, ethnic, divorce, economic, poverty, and migration statistics, as well as the procedures that generate them.

FindLaw: Supreme Court Opinions

Searchable currant and historical decisions going back to 1840s.

Historical Documents

A searchable, browseable selection of historical U.S. documents--Constitution, Declaration of Independence, and others.

Thomas Legislative Info on the Internet

Searchable full text of Congressional Record, committee reports of 103- to date. With links to other Legislative and historical documents-- some going back to 1770s.

US Census Bureau Home Page

Links to activities of and data from the Census Bureau.

U.S. Government Printing Office

Provides some access to documents and publications of various government agencies. It is searchable by keyword.

Government Websites - General

State and Local Government Homepages

Links to state homepage. Some states have fact pages for SA.

Government Websites - Los Angeles

City of Los Angeles Home Page

Links to the mayor, city council, departments & commissions. Also has links to City jobs.

County of Los Angeles Home Page

L.A. County agencies, services, and other information.

Mythology Websites

Ancient Egypt: the Mythology

Information about the Gods, Myths, and Symbols of Ancient Egypt.

Encyclopedia Mythica

An encyclopedia of mythology, folklore, and religion, divided into six geographical regions: Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe, Middle East, and Oceania.

Greek and Roman Gods

A short description of Greek and Roman Gods

Myth Web

Find Gods, Heroes and an encyclopedia of Greek Mythology. Links to other web sites are available when you scroll down the page.

Native American Websites

Native American Authors

Links to biographical, bibliographic and critical analysis of authors and their works. Covers mostly modern authors. Can be searched by name, title of work, or tribal affiliation.

Sipapu--Chetro Ketl Great Kiva

A three dimensional interactive reconstruction of an Anasazi kiva.

Philosophy Websites

Philosophical Dictionary

This is a concise guide to technical terms and personal names often encountered in the study of philosophy. What you will find here naturally reflects my own philosophical interests and convictions, but everything is meant to be clear, accurate, and fair, a reliable source of information on Western philosophy for a broad audience.

The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy (IEP) 

Provides open access to detailed, scholarly information on key topics and philosophers in all areas of philosophy.

Psychology Websites

Encyclopedia of Psychology

The Encyclopedia of Psychology is intended to facilitate browsing in any area of psychology. The information on this site is to be used for informational purposes only. It should not be used as a substitute for seeking qualified professional care for the diagnosis, treatment and care of medical or psychiatric disorders.

Social Psychology Network

Social Psychology - Subtopic links.

PsychCentral

Launched in January 1995 as Psych Central: John Grohol's Mental Health Page, it was an instant hit from the beginning with its directory of online mental health resources and the first symptom lists for mental disorders published online.  Regularly maintained by Dr. Grohol and a staff of contributing editors, it is one of the Net's best information sources for mental health information, as well as providing annotated guides to the most useful websites, newsgroups, and mailing lists online today in mental health, psychology, social work, and psychiatry.

Religion Websites

Adherents

This site offers religious statistics (membership and congregation) indexed by location and name. Data is gathered from both primary (census reports and surveys) and secondary sources.

Beliefnet

This metasite has a wide array of religious and spirituality links arranged by subject. News items, editorials, as well as prayers and meditation.

Internet Sacred Text Archive

An excellent open source collection regarding world religions, tradtions, and mysteries. Subjects range from the general to the esoteric.

Pluralism Project

Presents resources of use to researchers in the study of religion. Arrangement is by format, religious groups, selected topics.

Religious Studies Web Guide

Documents and studies the changing face of religion in America with a focus on diversity and new immigrant communities.

What is Scientology?

A comprehensive reference on the Scientology religion and its activities.

Student Multi-Subject Resources

ProCon.org

Pros and Cons of controversial issues in a nonpartisan pro-con format. Provides link to Spanish version.

Power My Learning

PowerMyLearning is a free digital learning platform for K-12 students, parents, and educators, developed by the national nonprofit CFY with thousands of the most compelling publicly available digital learning activities from across the web easily accessible and usable, creating an unbiased, go-to destination.