Social Studies and Social Sciences

Subject Guide for Social Studies and Social Sciences

INFOhio Databases: 

Academic Search Premier (journal articles)

Biography Reference Bank (full-text biographical articles)

Business Information Collection (periodicals related to business disciplines)

Consumer Health Complete (articles search on health and wellness, medicine)

Digital Video Collection (streaming curriculum and instructional videos, many with accompanying teacher guides)

Explora for Grades 9-12 (full-text periodicals and journals, videos, images, allows you to search multiple databases, including: Academic Search Premier, Computer Source, GreenFile, Health Source: Consumer Edition, Literary Reference Center, MAS Ultra - School Edition, MasterFILE Premier, Newspaper Source, Points of View Reference Center, Science Reference Center, Topic Overviews 6-12, TOPICsearch, and Vocational and Career Collection)

GO! Ask, Act, Achieve (tool that allows students begin the research process, provides resources for note taking, presentations, etc.)

IWonder (suggests websites to assist with homework and research, tied to Ohio’s Learning Standards)

Oxford Research Encyclopedias (access to full text encyclopedias covering science, technology, economics, education, public health, medicine, history, religion, languages, literature, politics, etc.)

Points of View Reference Center (access to journal articles and overviews on a variety of topics, current events and issues)

Research 4 Success (course on how to learn research skills geared toward college and careers, includes practice exercises)

Sanborn Insurance Maps (includes over 40,000 detailed maps of cities in Ohio from 1882-1962, including property ownership information)

STEM Collection (allows for full text searching of multiple databases covering the sciences, technology, medicine, the environment: Alt HealthWatch, Biography Reference Bank, Computer Source, Consumer Health Complete, GreenFILE, Health Source: Consumer Edition, Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition, Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center, Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center, Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center, Newswires, and Science Reference Center)

Very Short Introductions (full text introductions and overviews for multiple topics in the arts, humanities, law, health and medicine, science, mathematics, social sciences, as well as dictionaries and reference books)

World Book Advanced (online encyclopedia featuring articles, primary sources, ebooks, videos, and activities)

World Book Student (online encyclopedia featuring articles, primary sources, ebooks, videos, and activities, features sections on current events and biographies)

World Book Timelines (allows students to open and create timelines in multiple subject areas, including the social sciences, literature, the arts, biographies, and science and technology)

Other Libraries:

Cleveland Public Library

Cuyahoga County Public Library

Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Case Western Reserve University)

Websites: (Great Books Online)

Digital Public Library of America

Google Books

Google Scholar

Internet Archive (includes multiple collections, including the Wayback Machine, TV News Archive, The Great 78 Project, and Medical Heritage Library)

Open Culture

PBS Learning Media

Project Gutenberg (public domain ebooks)