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Social Sciences

Social sciences can mean a lot of different things, but here we refer specifically to political science, social issues, current events, and history.  We have four databases that can help you access the information you need on these topics.

Political Science/Social Issues/Current Events

If you need to know both sides of today's hottest social issues then Opposing Viewpoints In Context is for you.  It's also great for understanding many current events inside and out.

If you need international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events, then give Global Issues In Context a try.  It's political science made easy!

 

History

U.S. History in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in U.S. History. The new solution merges reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

World History in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in World History. The new solution merges reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.