History & Social Science


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

Biography In Context
Biographical summaries with related newspaper and magazine articles and images.

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.

US History in Context
Reference articles and primary source documents on topics in US history.

World History in Context
Reference articles, scholarly journal articles, primary source documents, maps, and images on topics in world history.

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

Discovering Collection
Includes encyclopedia, newspaper, and magazine articles, primary sources, multimedia sources, and creative works on topics in science, history, literature, and more.

Expanded Academic ASAP
News and scholarly journal articles on topics from science and technology to the arts and humanities.

Global Issues in Context
Global perspectives on issues of international importance and current world events and topics in the news related to these issues. Provides information seekers with a framework to better understand 21st-century issues and events while highlighting global connections and the interdependence of all nations.

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

Junior Reference Collection
This middle-school level database includes reference articles, primary sources, and multimedia on topics including science, history, and literature.

Student Resource Center – Junior
This middle-school level database contains reference, news, and periodical articles, multimedia, primary sources, and creative works on topics including history, science, literature, and more.

Student Resources In Context
This high-school level database contains reference, news, and periodical articles, multimedia, primary sources, and creative works on topics including history, science, literature, and more.

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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