Culture and Society

Reference eBooks

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Did you know you don’t always have to go to the library to look up reliable and authoritative information in reference books?

Whether you are working on a school project or research paper, have a bet with a friend over a fact, or just want to satisfy your curiosity about a topic, UAPL card holders can get online access to  a variety of encyclopedia titles covering science, history, business, medicine, culture and much more. You can even use your mobile device when you’re on the go!

An example of just a few titles that are available include:

See a full list of all the reference eBook titles by going to  Gale Virtual Reference Library,  or download the Access My Library app ( iOS | Android) on your mobile device, and choose UAPL as your local library. You can also access individual eBooks through the UAPL Databases page.

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Encyclopedia of Everyday Law Book Cover

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UAHS Student Portal

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Students, do you feel overwhelmed trying to find appropriate sources for your projects and homework? Then the UAHS Student Portal is for you!

The UAPL Reference Librarians have narrowed down our extensive list of resources and organized them by categories that are relevant to high school students.

Easily discover databases and eBooks with information from encyclopedias, magazines, newspapers, professional journals and other sources appropriate for school work. Many of these resources even tell you how to cite what you found! Best of all, they are all available any time of day.

You will need your UA library card number and PIN to access the valuable resources found through the UAHS Student Portal. And don’t forget, you can always contact a Reference Librarian by phone, textemail, or in person for assistance in using our databases and eBooks.

Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context

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Capital Punishment. Fracking. Gun Control. Gay Marriage. Climate Change. These are just a few examples of the social issues in the news all the time. Wouldn’t it be helpful to have a way to learn about these topics and explore all different perspectives in one reliable place?

Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context is perfect not only for students working on current event projects, but anyone who wants to educate themselves on all sides of an issue. It’s one of the best all-around resources available through UAPL, and a favorite among librarians.

Each major topic includes an overview, pro/con essays, court cases, magazine and newspaper articles, podcasts and more. Browse through all of the explored issues, or search for something you came across in the news recently.

Try Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context! And don’t forget about our other databases and eBooks covering Society and Culture.

Statistical Abstract of the United States

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The Statistical Abstract of the United States is one of the best known reference publications in the country. The ultimate source for statistical information on the social, political and economic conditions of the US, any self-respecting public library has a copy on their reference shelf.

But, you don’t always have to go to the library to research current and historical data about the United States!

Statistical Abstract of the United States 2014, published by Proquest, is one of UAPL’s research databases our patrons can access online any time of day with their library card number and PIN. In addition to the convenience of remote access, the database is updated more frequently than the print source and easily searchable by keyword. It also allows researchers to work with data interactively with tables downloadable in multiple formats.

Try this incomparable resource today! Also, be sure to check out the rest of UAPL's premium resources related to government, society and culture.

New E Reference Books

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The Reference Department is pleased to announce that we have acquired several new electronic reference books!  Catch up on current events and popular culture with American Decades and the St. James Encyclopedia . Get authoritative information on mental health issues in The Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health , or research social attitudes with the award-winning Encyclopedia of Race and Racism.  Create a New Year’s resolution with the help of The Gale Encyclopedia of Fitness.  Check out the links below:

American Decades Book Cover Image    Encyclopedia of Race and Racism Book Cover Image    Gale Encyclopedia of Fitness Book Cover Image     Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health Book Cover Image    St James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture Book Cover Image

 

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