U.S. History in Context

April 11, 2012  
Filed under Education, History, Kids, Research

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U.S. History in Context delivers comprehensive, contextual, media-rich search results from the most extensive online collection of historical information available today.

Providing a complete overview of U.S. history that covers the most-studied events, issues and current information, it combines documents from Primary Source Microfilm’s™ digital archives; articles from classic Macmillan Reference USA™ and Charles Scribner’s Sons® references; as well as other Gale proprietary content such as country and era overview information, and full-text periodicals and journals. Unlike other sources that only offer periodical or bibliographic information, this broad collection of full-text periodicals, reference works, primary documents and scholarly analysis includes:

  • More than 185,000 reference articles, including the best titles from Macmillan Reference USA™, Charles Scribner’s Sons® and other top publishers
  • Select articles from more than 95 new Gale reference titles not previously available
  • 613,000+ periodical articles from respected publications like Newsweek, American Heritage and The Historian
  • Easy to search galleries containing more than 73,000 images and 1,500+ seals, maps and flags
  • More than 9,100 viewpoint essays
  • Nearly 5,000 primary documents
  • Video and audio from NBC, NPR and other reliable sources
  • The ability to cross-search World History in Context

Not only does this online solution provide the interactive content in context required by 21st-century learners, it surpasses all other electronic sources in providing integrated access to such diverse and rare primary source material as:

  • Louis Banks
    A Hobo Remembers the Great Depression
  • Bill Clinton
    Remarks on the Oklahoma City Bombing, April 23, 1995
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower
    Farewell address
  • Ulysses S. Grant
    Civilization in the United States: First and Last Impressions of America
  • Saddam Hussein
    Hussein’s Speech Upon Withdrawal from Kuwait, February 26, 1991
  • Text of NAFTA, 1993
  • And millions more
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Jamie has been working in libraries since her high school days. She holds a double BA, MA and an MLIS. She loves her baby boy, couponing and answering Reference inquires!

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