Saturday, November 10, 2007

Spotlight Database: American History

Read up-to-date articles and news, along with much more, by accessing the American History database, offered through ABC-CLIO. This colorful, interactive database will bring history to life to its users.

The database features timely, topical information in columns such as "Living History" and "Spotlight On...". Current articles include Coming Home: Veterans in American Society, and Removal Era: Indians Make Way for Expansion, delineating "one of the most controversial and troubling periods of American history."

A search interface allows users to explore documents, court cases, essays, maps, statistics, timelines, videos, and much more. The "Topics Exploration" section helps users narrow down their search by focusing on different time periods from 1350 to the present. In "Ask the Cybrarian," a team of editors help users locate information in the database via email responses. E-books and an electronic dictionary are also available.

Students, the next time you have to research a topic for your social sciences or American history class, remember that the American History database is at your fingertips!

The North Campus Library offers this and over 100 more electronic databases for student use. These can be accessed from any Internet computer, even off-campus. All you need is your student ID number; the PIN is the last four digits of that number. When in the library, ask the reference librarian how to use the databases, or call the reference desk at 305-237-1183 for assistance.

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