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Social Studies: History, Geography & Government Resources

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History

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

Available from any Denver Public Library or from home with a Denver Public Library CardU.S. History In Context Provides a complete overview of our nation’s past that covers the most-studied events, decades, conflicts, wars, political and cultural movements, and people from reference sources, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted web sites.

Available from any Denver Public Library or from home with a Denver Public Library CardWorld History In Context From the ancient world to today’s headlines. A chronicle of the great cultures and societies that have formed the history of the human race. Rare primary sources, reliable reference and multimedia content put this vast topic into context.

Available from any Denver Public Library or from home with a Denver Public Library CardExplora for Teens Look up 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. Tip: Use the search box to find your topic or click on "more" under "History" to see all available topics.

Available from any Denver Public Library or from home with a Denver Public Library CardStudent Resources in Context Reference essays, magazine, journal and newspaper articles, and primary source documents.

Available from any Denver Public Library or from home with a Denver Public Library CardNew York Times Historical Backfile on ProQuest Contains full-text and images in PDF format of the New York Times from 1851 to three years before current year.

Available from any Denver Public Library or from home with a Denver Public Library CardGale Virtual Reference Library Reference books online. Great for school work.

Available from any Denver Public Library or from home with a Denver Public Library CardReaders' Guide Retrospective: 1890-1982 provides indexing of over three million articles from more than 550 leading magazines including full coverage of the original print volumes of Readers’ Guide to Periodical Literature. This resource offers researchers access to information about history, culture and seminal developments across nearly a century.

Available from any Denver Public Library or from home with a Denver Public Library CardAmerica: History and Life Index to historical coverage of the United States and Canada from pre-history to the present. Advanced Search Video Tutorial
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Available from any Denver Public Library or from home with a Denver Public Library CardHistory Reference Center Research full-text articles, historical documents, biographies, maps and photos. Great for students of history.
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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

Available from any Denver Public Library or from home with a Denver Public Library CardExplora for Teens Look up 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. Tip: Use the search box to find your topic or click on "more" under "Geography" to see all available topics.

Available from any Denver Public Library or from home with a Denver Public Library CardCultureGrams Information about countries and states. Find recipes by country, printable flags and maps, audios of national anthems and more.  

Available from any Denver Public Library or from home with a Denver Public Library CardPoints of View Controversial essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. Essays provide questions and materials for further thought and study and are accompanied by supporting articles. Video Tutorial

Available from any Denver Public Library or from home with a Denver Public Library CardStudent Resources in Context Reference essays, magazine, journal and newspaper articles, and primary source documents.

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

Available from any Denver Public Library or from home with a Denver Public Library CardCongressional Publications Track bills or find information on members of Congress.

Available from any Denver Public Library or from home with a Denver Public Library CardExplora for Teens Look up 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. Tip: Use the search box to find your topic or click on "more" under "Business and Government" to see all available topics.

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