History & Social Science


American History
Investigates the people, events, and stories from the origins of America through the present day.

Gale in Context: Biography

Gale In Context: Biography is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on the world’s most influential people. Biography merges Gale’s authoritative reference content with periodicals and multimedia organized into a user-friendly portal experience while allowing users to search for people based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender as well as keyword and full text.

Daily Life Through History
Contains primary source documents, images, maps, scholarly articles, and dozens of complete reference titles on topics including food, folklore, religion, family life, gender roles, and many other aspects of daily life in countries around the world throughout history, including America.

NewsBank: Access World History 
Contains articles and content spanning over three centuries of American life and culture.

Pop Culture Universe
Information about music, movies, clothing, fads, and other pop culture topics from the 1920s to present.

Gale in Context: U.S. History
Gale In Context: U.S. History is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in U.S. History. U.S. History merges Gale’s authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

Gale in Context: World History
Gale In Context: World History is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in World History. World History merges Gale’s authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras
World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras covers early human history around the globe—from prehistoric times to the beginnings of the Renaissance.

World History: the Modern Era
World History: The Modern Era (covering history from the Renaissance to today) is the latest update of the reference standard of electronic history reference materials.

Multidisciplinary Databases: History & Social Sciences

Gale in Context: Middle School
Gale In Context: Middle School combines the best of Gale’s reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more. Students will find outstanding support to complete assignments in core subjects including literature, science, social studies, and history.

Gale Academic OneFile Select
Gale Academic OneFile Select covers everything from art and literature to economics and the sciences. This resource for academic research integrates the full text of publications from across the disciplines and includes vocational/technical titles used by community college students, filling a specific need for curriculum-oriented collections. The combination of full-text scholarly journals and select general interest titles, for smaller academic libraries, is ideal.

Gale in Context: Global Issues
Gale In Context: Global Issues offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events. Featured are hundreds of continuously updated issue and country portals that bring together a variety of specially selected, relevant sources for analysis of these issues. Rich multimedia – including podcasts, video, and interactive graphs – enhance each portal.

Issues & Controversies
Full-text articles covering contemporary hotly-debated issues.

Gale in Context: High School
Gale In Context: High School is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on a wide array of subjects. The solution merges Gale’s authoritative and continuously updated reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

In addition to our print reference collection, Country Day maintains a collection of specialized encyclopedias and other reference works in e-book format through the Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL).

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