UAPL Online Reference Databases

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Archaeology in America: An Encyclopedia

Covers archaeological discoveries across North America by region, including several articles on archaeology in Ohio, from the Moundbuilders to the Flint Ridge State Memorial.


Features information on countries, states, and provinces, including recipes, customs, country data, and government information.

Daily Life Through History

Explores the everyday details of past eras, from what people ate and drank, to what they did in their leisure time. Includes reference works and primary documents.


Access a demographic report on a location, or locations, for information on demographics, retail spending, consumer expenditures, and more. The perfect tool for finding untapped markets and household buying patterns, direct mail targeting, and much more.

Disasters and Tragic Events

Explores American tragedies, both natural and man-made, from the Salem Witch Trials to the present. Includes primary source documents

Encyclopedia of Modern China

Presents critical information on the people, politics, economy, art, and literature of China from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the present day.

Encyclopedia of Race and Racism

Examines theories of race and racism in the modern era, with entries on the historic origins of ideas of race, and their social and scientific consequences.

Encyclopedia of the Mind

Offers multiple perspectives on a variety of topics related to the mind, including attention, emotion, learning, memory, perception, and more.

Facts on File Issues and Controversies

Explores controversial issues, including topics in business, politics, government, education, and popular culture. Updated weekly.

Facts on File World Geography and Culture Online

Provides information on countries, U.S. states, places, peoples, and geography concepts, including full color maps, and current statistical, geographical, and cultural information.

Food and Drink in American History

 Explores the history of American foods and beverages from 1539 to the present. Includes primary source documents.

Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America

 Contains entries on different ethnic and minority groups in the United States, including information on culture, historical background, settlement, and settlement patterns.

Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Provides multiple perspectives on current, controversial social issues, including overviews, essays, primary source documents, and more.

History of Jewish-Muslim Relations

Offers contextual and historical information on relations between Jews and Muslims from the Middle Ages to the present.

Oxford Art Online

Presents information on art and artists, including images, and guides to different periods and movements.

Oxford Music Online

Contains information on instruments, music and musicians, including guides to different periods and styles.

People's Chronology

Presents a global record of human events from prehistory until 2004, including events in the arts and humanities, education, transportation, science and medicine, politics, and war, among others.

Points of View Reference Center

Provides multiple perspectives on current, controversial social issues, including overviews, articles, and primary source documents.

Pop Culture Universe: Icons, Idols, Ideas

Features information on popular culture in the United States from 1900 to the present.

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection

Contains information on psychology, including emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry and psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods.

Sociological Collection

Presents scholarly and peer-reviewed information on sociology, including culture, social behavior, human tendencies, interaction, relationships, community development, and more.

St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture

Features information on popular culture, including films, music, print materials, sports, television, radio, art, performance, and more.

Statistical Abstract of the United States

Provides a comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States.


Explores current events, including social, political, and economic issues, as well as scientific discoveries, controversial issues, and more.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations

Features detailed information on the countries and dependencies of the world, including articles on the United Nations.