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History & Geography

  Your Subject Librarian is Julie Portman. She can be reached at 314-889-4569.


Search the Online Catalog: Books on History can be found beginning with call numbers C through F.

Background Information

Britannica Online Academic Edition  

  • This reference source provides full-text documents, facts & figures, video and images, timelines, world data, world atlas and a gateway to the classics.

Cultures - Past and Present

Women & Social Movements in the U.S. 1600-2000

  • This electronic resource contains full-text primary sources, a dictionary of social movements and organizations, a chronology of U.S. women's history, and teaching tools with lesson ideas.
  • Subjects: Women’s (and U.S.) history from 1600 – 2000.

BlackPast.org: Remembered and Reclaimed

  • An online reference guide to African American History. Separate sections for American, American West and Global History. Newly added section on African American folk songs from the Smithsonain Folway Recordings.

Martin Luther King Jr. Research & Education Institute

  • Institutional home for a broad range of activities illuminating Dr. King's life and the movements he inspired, including an online encyclopedia and a "Liberation Curriculum" complete with lesson plans.
  • Subjects: Comprehensive coverage of civil rights, social justice and human rights.

Alaska Native Collection

  • Interactive maps, language transcripts, ceremonies, communities and traditions of ten cultural groups native to the Alaskan area. Easy-to-navigate site provided byt the Smithsonian Institute.

History Cooperative

  • Access to scholarly history journals, conference proceedings, historical maps, and web links.

In the First Person

  • A high-quality, professionally published, in-depth index of more than 3,350 collections of personal narratives in English from around the world.
  • Search and explore the personal thoughts of thousands of individuals from all walks of life and through hundreds of years of history.


National Geographic 

  • Online version of the magazine, includes daily news, a green guide, photography, games, maps, music, research and more about our wonderful planet.
  • Subjects: Geography, science, history, environment.