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Social Studies -- General Resources: General resources for Social Studies Students

This guide identifies information resources useful to History including library research databases, journals, news, and career resources and other reference sources.

Interactive History Websites

Check out these fun, interactive websites designed to make learning about History fun.

Search CBC Catalog for Books

Use Story Library's online catalog to find books.

  • Keyword - broadest type of search.  Type in the keywords that broadly describe your topic linked with the AND connector.  For example: missionaries and india.
  • Title - search for a specific book by title.  Change the box label from "keyword" to "title" and type in the first few words of the book title.  For example: atomic frontier days
  • Author - search for books written by a specific author. Change the box label from "keyword" to "author" and type in the last name followed by the first name of the author.  For example: giebel christoph

Library Resources/Tools: Catalog & Databases

Search for books and other tangible media in the library's online catalog.

Search for journal articles, video and audio clips, etc. in the library's databases.

For a listing of the best Social Studies websites, including the National Archives, the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian Institution, check out this comprehensive list: 101 Great Site for Social Studies.


CBC Librarians are always happy to help! Click one of the links below to get answers to frequently asked questions. 

Submit a research or library question to a librarian.

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