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

 

Facts on File World Geography and Culture

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Looking for information on a state or country? Facts on File World Geography and Culture provides an overview of essential information that would be useful for any student or traveler.

Learn about the government, culture and history of a country or U.S. state, as well as symbols, flags, facts and figures. You can also compare and rank states and countries on population, energy consumption, or one of many other statistics, or you can use this resource to discover the ten largest cities, or the ten tallest waterfalls. 

Facts on File concisely delivers information about world geography and culture. Find it, and other useful resources related to Society and Culture, on UAPL's Reference Database page.

Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context

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Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context is the premier online resource covering today’s hottest issues, from Offshore Drilling to Climate Change, Health Care to Immigration.

Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context helps users analyze and organize a broad variety of data for research, school assignments, debates or just showing off for your friends. This database contains more than 14,000 pro/con essays, 5 million articles, 6,000 statistical tables, and thousands of podcasts, just to name a few sections of its vast content. It also has hundreds of  reference titles from Gale and other publishers.

New reference content is added on an ongoing basis, and new full-text periodical and newspaper content is added every day. Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context is one the best all-around resources we offer. Check it out, along with UAPL's many other valuable Reference Databases and eBooks.

Pop Culture Universe

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Music, movies, television, books, sports and food are all a part of popular culture. Pop culture is a highly significant form of living history—a constantly evolving, collective experience shaped by the seemingly trivial aspects of daily life.

Pop Culture Universe is an authoritative digital library of information on American and World Popular Culture, past and present. Since it is the product of hundreds of award winning titles, it provides a reliable safe haven for students of all ages to investigate topics on a wide variety of areas.

It combines traditional scholarship with the latest web technology and the fun inherent in the subject. Users can browse by decade or subject to check out fads, music, movies, styles, famous people, and more from the 1920’s to the present. Pop Culture Universe is not just for students; it is a fun and engaging resource for everyone.

Check it out, along with UAPL's many other premium resources.

Statistical Abstract of the United States 2013

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Logo Proquest Statistical Abstract USA 2013​The Statistical Abstract of the United States is the best-known statistical reference publication in the country and you will find it behind nearly every reference desk in U.S. libraries.

It is the authoritative go-to source for statistics on the social political and economic conditions in the United States. Librarians value the Statistical Abstract as both an answer book (“How much corn is grown in Iowa?”) and a guide to statistical sources (“What organization has the most authoritative data on foreclosures?”).

The Statistical Abstract of the United States is now available online through the UAPL's newest subscription. Please check it out along with our other premium resources.

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