Resources for Cold War Era Research


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You can also ask the librarian for help locating print sources in the library!

E-Book Sources
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Gale Virtual Reference Library
Search over a hundred comprehensive and specialized reference books and multi-volume sets at once, in 18 standard subjects. Simple to browse or search, and all articles include citations. Sample titles included are: American Eras, Dictionary of American History, Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, Encyclopedia of Food and Culture, Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World, West's Encyclopedia of American Law, Gale Encyclopedia of Science, and Literature and Its Times.
All articles include citations, and can be emailed, bookmarked or printed.
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Countries and their Cultures (Encyclopedia series)
"Search within results" or click directly on your country below.

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World History in Context
Includes full-text access to a variety of reference books, such as Encyclopedia of World History, Arts and Humanities through the Eras, and the Renaissance and Reformation Reference Library. Includes primary source material, 12.4 million full-text articles from magazines and journals, image galleries, 6,200 video clips and 83,000 audio files.Clearly identifies and sorts results into "reference," "primary source," "news," etc.All articles include formatted citations.
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US History in Context
Includes full-text access to a variety of reference books, such as American Decades, Civil Rights in the United States, and the Dictionary of American History. Includes primary source material, 6.9 million full-text articles from magazines and journals, image galleries, 6,700 video clips and 84,000 audio files. Clearly identifies and sorts results into "reference," "primary source," "news," etc. All articles include formatted citations.
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Biography in Context
Biographies of 600,000 individuals, with 50,000 added each year.
Includes additional information through full-text access to reference books, newspapers, and journals.
All articles include citations.
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Science in Context
Includes full-text access to a variety of reference publications, such as the Encyclopedia of Science, Macmillan Science Library, Science and its Times, and Chemical Elements.
Includes full-text access to a variety of magazines, newspapers and journals. All articles include formatted citations.
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Opposing Viewpoints
Delivers a range of perspectives on thousands of important issues.
Includes 13,000 pro/con viewpoints, 1,000 court case overviews, thousands of topic overviews, biographies and profiles. Includes full-text articles, and national and global news sources, as well as image galleries, videos, audio and podcasts. Includes access to hundreds of reference publications, such as Current Controversies and Information Plus.
Clearly identifies and sorts results into "reference," "viewpoints," "primary source," "news," etc. All articles include formatted citations.
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Google News and Google News Archive
Google News is a computer-generated news site that aggregates headlines from news sources worldwide, groups similar stories together and displays them according to each reader's personalized interests.
Google News Archive includes scans of actual newspapers dating back 200 years. Use the "Snipping Tool" (in the Windows Start Menu) to save images.
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War and Terrorism Collection
Access 1.7 million articles from 100 periodicals related to conflict and their causes, as well as the social and cultural impact and perception. Titles include Airport Security Report, International Peace Update, Terrorism in the United States, and World Affairs. All articles may be printed, saved, or emailed, and all include formatted citations.
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Military and Intelligence Database Collection
Includes access to basic reference materials, such as a World Almanac, as well as full-text access to over 800 military-related periodicals with 12 million articles available in full-text. All articles may be printed, saved, or emailed, and all include formatted citations.


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Global Issues in Context
Integrates news, global viewpoints, reference content, country information, primary source documents, statistical data and multimedia resources. Includes major reference sources, full-text journals, magazines, and newspapers, as well as video and audio clips from sources like NBC and NPR. Use this to find out about major global issues like poverty, global warming, nuclear proliferation, online piracy and more.


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BBC Country Profiles
Created and maintained by the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation), this resource provides instant access to the history, politics, and economic background of the countries of the world.
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CIA World Factbook
A wealth of well-organized information about the countries of the world, currently it has 267 entries. Created and maintained by the Central Intelligence Agency, it includes basic statistics as well as brief summaries and overviews of key topics like "Society," "Economics," "Military," "Government," and "Geography." Find easy to compare statistics, maps, flags, and even playable national anthems.

General Sources for Journal Articles (academic/scholarly)

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Academic OneFile
Includes full-text access to 7,500 peer-reviewed journals, in topics such as physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, education and literature. Includes full-text of the New York Times from 1985-present, and LondonTimes from 1985-present. Includes full-text of 15 major reference works, such as Countries and Their Cultures, Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, Gale Encyclopedia of Science and Encyclopedia of World Biography. All articles include citations, and can be emailed, bookmarked or printed.
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Expanded Academic ASAP
Expanded Academic ASAP offers users access to over 3,000 full-text journals, and magazines in a wide variety of topics, including science, humanities, social sciences, technology, news and general interest, all from 1980-present. Strong search features include "search within results," and the ability to filter results based on publication, format, subject and more. All articles include citations, and can be emailed, bookmarked or printed.


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General One File
A comprehensive, general-interest source offering access to over 8,000 full-text periodicals, with a 25 year backfile. Users can also access 500 Fodor's travel guides, NPR transcripts and programs from 1990-present, and over 5,000 news clips. Also includes coverage of The New York Times from 1985 - Present and Financial Times from 1994-Present. Search results can be easily filtered, and all include formatted citations. Articles may be printed, emailed, bokmarked, listened to or even downloaded as mp3 files.
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General Reference Center Gold
Includes key business and general interest titles, including national news, magazines, encyclopedias, and business journals, with 4,300 titles offered in full-text.
Includes full-text access to a variety of general reference sources, including Asimov's Encyclopedia of Science and Discovery,Benet's Reader's Encyclopedia of Literature, World Almanac and Book of Facts, Masterpieces of World Literature and theEncyclopedia of American Facts and Dates. All articles include citations, and can be emailed, bookmarked or printed.
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InfoTrac Student
Aimed at High School students.
Includes 1,800 full-text magazines, newspapers, and general reference sources.
All articles include citations, and can be emailed, bookmarked or printed.