King County Library Databases
Reference Soruces (Encyclopedias)
Articles, illustrations, definitions and weblinks from Encyclopedia Britannica, Britannica Intermediate (grades 5 and up), Britannica's Internet Guide, and Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus. [ World Languages Options ]
World Book Online
Articles, illustrations, definitions and multimedia content from World Book.
19th Century US Newspapers
Full-text articles from a wide range of 19th century newspapers.
New York Times Historical
Articles from New York Daily Times (1851-1857) and New York Times (1857-2001). Viewing requires Adobe Acrobat.
In-depth information on current and controversial topics.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, and links to websites - all on social issues - from 'Opposing Viewpoints' and other reference sources. Formerly Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center.
African American Experience
Encyclopedia articles, primary documents (manuscripts, speeches, court cases, quotations, advertisements, etc), interviews and journal articles exploring the African American experience.
American Indian History & Culture
Articles, biographies, images and primary source documents detailing the Native American experience.
Daily Life Through History
Articles, maps, charts, primary documents and teacher lesson plans focusing on daily life in world cultures.
Historical Statistics of the United States
Statistics from 1000+ sources (37,000 data series), all with PDF and CSV export functionality.
Latino American Experience
Encyclopedia articles, primary documents (manuscripts, speeches, court cases, quotations, advertisements, etc), interviews and journal articles exploring the Latino American experience.
Pop Culture Universe
Articles, images, and features on American and world popular culture, past and present.
Science-oriented diagrams, experiments, essays, definitions, and biographies.
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School Library Journal
To access from home, use this link Proquest and see a librarian at ARHS for username & password. Hint: The username and password is the same for all the other databases minus the underscore in the Username.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
|ebooks searchable using the search window above|
ABC-CLIO Access sources of information covering the explorers of the Americas to the issues of today’s headlines, American History investigates the people, events, and stories of our nation’s evolution.
- U.S. at War
- American History
- World Geography
- World History: Ancient/Medieval & Modern
- Social Issues
To access from home, see a librarian at ARHS for the username and password.