Research Topics

Biography in Context
Essays, articles, and more on historical and contemporary figures.
http://ezproxy.sfpl.org/login?url=http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/sfpl_main?db=BIC1
Calisphere
Images and primary source texts on major California historical issues.
http://www.calisphere.universityofcalifornia.edu/
Freedom Archives
Readings and videos on social-justice issues, some local, since the 1960's.
http://search.freedomarchives.org/
Gilder Lerhman Institute of American History- History by Era
Ten eras of United States history are divided into sub-themes.
https://www.gilderlehrman.org/history-by-era
JSTOR
Full text academic journals since 1838. Great resource for writing papers.
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Opposing Viewpoints
Pro and con arguments on social issues. Use for debates or position papers.
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Social Studies Fact Cards - California Edition
Various California-specific social studies topics.
http://factcards.califa.org/
Student Resources in Context
Essays, analyses, video clips and more on a variety of topics.
http://ic.galegroup.com/ic/suic/?p=SUIC&u=sfpl_main