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Gale Virtual Reference Library - Covers the events and people of the Civil War period and provides students with all the in-depth information they need for reports an class assignments, including biographical profiles and primary source materials.

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Gale Virtual Reference Library - Covers the events and people of the Revolutionary War period in easy-to-understand language. Students will find all the information they need for reports and class assignments on the period, including the biographies and primary source materials in this comprehensive set.

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Gale Virtual Reference Library - Contains 8,000 to 12,000 word essays on specific culture groups in the United States, emphasizing religions, holidays, customs, and languages in addition to providing information on historical background and settlement patterns. Also covers ethnoreligious groups such as Jews, Chaldeans, and Amish. Each essay lists organizations and research centers; name, address, and contact information for periodicals, radio, and television stations; and a further readings section.

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Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database provides full text for more than 700 popular general interest and current events publications with information dating as far back as 1975 for key magazines. MAS Ultra School Edition also provides more than 500 full text pamphlets, more than 350 full text reference books, 84,011 biographies, 83,472 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 192,999 photos, maps and flags. This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost.

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Websites

History Matters
Large collection of primary documents and an extensive and carefully chosen list of online history resources
Shmoop US History
Study guides for major topics in American history
Library of Congress American Memory
Materials about the historic places, people, events, and ideas that make Amercia
History.com
Information rich in visual media content from the History Channel
American Experience: PBS
Watch episodes online covering many key events in US History
American Centuries
Explore American History with hands-on activities, exhibits, lessons, historic documents and artifacts.