U.S. History: Gilded Age/Progressive Era Powerpoint Projects

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Encyclopedias and Reference Books / eBooks

START HERE: These resources provide essential background information - who, what, when, where, why, how

Search large collections of reference ebooks simultaneously in these databases: Gale Virtual Reference Library and Salem History. Also: Britannica Academic Online contains the complete Encyclopedia Britannica plus authoritative websites and full-text journal access. Additionally, a number of other databases contain reference articles (see Taft Online Subscription Databases below)

 

Books / eBooks

(also called secondary sources and monographs)

RhinoCat is the Library's automated catalog of books, ebooks, DVDs, and other library materials. RhinoCat is available from any browser at http://library.taftschool.org. It is also accessible from your TaftNet homepage. A keyword search using a broad term will yield the most hits. TIP: When you identify a book in RhinoCat that sounds useful, open the book's full record, scroll down and click on Browse shelf to find additional books for your project.

 

Primary Sources

  • Search Rhinocat for library books and ebooks containing primary source documents by copying and pasting the following phrase into the basic keyword search, substituting your topic for xxxxxsu,wrdl: personal narratives or su,wrdl: sources or su,wrdl: diaries and kw,phr: xxxxx
  • Primary source databases
  • See Taft Online Subscription Databases below for additional resources containing primary sources.
  • See also the course guide Finding Primary Sources for more ways to find documents and primary sources in our Library and on the internet.

 

Taft Online Subscription Databases

  • American History Online Overview essays, biographies, primary sources, videos and slideshows, images, timelines, and maps and graphs in
  • Biography in Context Biographies of more than 650,000 individuals from Gale's vast reference collection as well as related full-text articles from journals, magazines and newspapers, audio-visual content, and websites.
  • Daily Life Through History (Academic)  This comprehensive collection of primary and secondary sources provides insight into the social history of societies from prehistory to the 21st-century. Includes authoritative content from more than 75 Greenwood reference works and original journal articles from prominent historians.
  • Issues and Controversies in American History Background, outcomes, and primary sources for every major debate and conflict in American history
  • U.S. History in Context Comprehensive collection of reference sources, primary documents, periodicals, maps and multimedia
  • Journal article databases
    • Academic Search Complete Access full-text articles in thousands of magazines and journals. Tip: Limit your search to Full Text, Articles, and language
    • JSTOR Extensive backfiles of full-text scholarly journals in the arts, humanities, and sciences
  • Image database
    • Britannica ImageQuest Access millions of images which are rights-cleared for non-commercial, educational use
    • See also Websites below for links to several image websites.
  • Video database

 

Websites

Selected Websites 

*For more information on finding high quality websites, see Find and Evaluate Websites.

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