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Social Studies: History, Geography & Government Resources

History | Geography | Government

History

National History Day Research Guides Selected resources to help you get started!

Databases

databasesLibrary databases are online collections of information, organized for research. Databases contain articles, eBooks, images, maps, primary sources and more. Start your research with these general databases, available from any Denver Public Library or from home with a Denver Public Library Card

U.S. History (Gale In Context) A complete overview of our nation’s past that covers the most-studied events, conflicts, political and cultural movements, and people.

World History (Gale In Context) From the ancient world to the present. A chronicle of the cultures and societies that have formed the history of the human race.

Explora Middle School Find information from magazines, newspapers and reference books on a variety of topics . Includes videos, primary sources, images and biographies.

Explora High School Look up topic overviews, magazine and academic journal articles, facts and primary sources for research papers, class projects or homework. Get information from trustworthy sources that you can cite in your papers. Designed with students and educators in mind.

High School (Gale In Context) Start your research by browsing topic pages on people, events and issues.

New York Times Historical Backfile on ProQuest Read articles and see photos from the complete New York Times. Contains the full-text of the paper from 1851 to three years ago. Visit New York Times Current for coverage from 1980 to the present.

Gale eBooks (formerly Gale Virtual Reference Library) Encyclopedias about the arts, biography, country studies, history, law, literature, religion, science, and social science. Video Tutorial

Readers' Guide Retrospective: 1890-1982 Discover primary source magazine articles from 1890 to 1982. Use the Ask Us chat box on the left to request scans of the articles you find.

America: History and Life Index to historical coverage of the United States and Canada from pre-history to the present. Video Tutorial

History Reference Center Newspaper and magazine articles, historical documents, biographies, maps and photos. Video tutorial

Other Online Resources

American Memory A gateway to primary source materials housed in the Library of Congress.

Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library Focuses on the history, literature, art, music, religion, and politics of African Americans in Colorado and throughout the Rocky Mountain West.

Western History Collection at The Denver Public Library An amazing collection of manuscripts, photographs, maps, art, newspapers and more.

Crash Course YouTube Channel: U.S. History John Green teaches you the history of the United States of America.

Crash Course YouTube Channel: World History John Green teaches you the history of the world.

Khan Academy: History Videos about the history of the world.

Library of Congress Resources relating to history including newspapers, maps, sound recordings and more.

The History Net United States and world history through eyewitness accounts, interviews, photographs, and more.

United States History By Era, Region or Topic.


Geography and Cultures

Databases

databasesLibrary databases are online collections of information, organized for research. Databases contain articles, eBooks, images, maps, primary sources and more. Start your research with these general databases, available from any Denver Public Library or from home with a Denver Public Library Card

Explora Middle School Find information from magazines, newspapers and reference books on a variety of topics . Includes videos, primary sources, images and biographies.

Explora High School Look up topic overviews, magazine and academic journal articles, facts and primary sources for research papers, class projects or homework. Get information from trustworthy sources that you can cite in your papers. Designed with students and educators in mind.

CultureGrams Learn about customs and daily life across the United States and around the world. Includes essays, graphics, audio and video, created by a native or long-term resident of the country. Video Tutorial

Points of View Controversial essays on multiple sides of an issue. Essays provide questions and supporting articles. Video Tutorial

High School (Gale In Context) Start your research by browsing topic pages on people, events and issues. Video Tutorial

Other Online Resources

CIA World Fact Book Facts, figures, history, flags, geography and politics of the countries of the world.

National Geographic Access pictures, video and music of people and places around the globe.

A Guide to American Flags Color pictures of historic U.S. flags and state flags.  


Government

Databases

databasesLibrary databases are online collections of information, organized for research. Databases contain articles, eBooks, images, maps, primary sources and more. Start your research with these general databases, available from any Denver Public Library or from home with a Denver Public Library Card

Congressional Publications Track bills or find information on members of Congress.

Explora Middle School Find information from magazines, newspapers and reference books on a variety of topics . Includes videos, primary sources, images and biographies.

Explora High School Look up topic overviews, magazine and academic journal articles, facts and primary sources for research papers, class projects or homework. Get information from trustworthy sources that you can cite in your papers. Designed with students and educators in mind.

Other Online Resources

Government 101 Learn how a bill becomes a law, what the President's and Congress' roles are, election process, and more.

U.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets Facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations on countries from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.

Khan Academy: American Civics Videos about how government works in the United States.

USA.gov Government made easy.

Colorado Government Includes elected officials, state agencies and more.

City and County of Denver Government and Legislation Find out how Denver's city government is organized and structured.

U.S. Census Demographic, economic and geographic statistics for states, counties, and places.

Browse Government Documents in our catalog