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CPHS_IB Social Studies 12 - Historical Investigation: Databases

The purpose of this guide is to provide IB Social Studies students assistance with their research project. Standards Met: 11.14.7.7, 11.14.8.8, 11.14.9.9

What is a DATABASE and Why Do You Need Them?

Here is a great video on the importance and power of using databases when doing research from:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2GMtIuaNzU

EBSCO MAS Ultra - School Edition

Full-text magazine and reference book articles covering a wide-range of subjects including history, science, careers, biographies. Primary source documents. Includes Columbia Encyclopedia and CIA World Fact Book.  Image collection containing photos, maps and flags, and expanded full-text backflies (back to 1975) for key magazines. 

EBSCO MAS Ultra - School Edition
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Gale World History in Context

Full-text periodicals, reference works, and primary documents. Includes Macmillian Reference USA, Journal of World History, History Review, the Historian, maps, atalses, video and audio from archival NPR. Can search US History in Context within the database. 

Gale Power Search

Full text magazines, newspaper articles, and ebooks

Gale U.S. History in Context

Primary sources on the most-studied events and issues. Full-text periodcals and reference works.primary documents, and scholarly analysis. Video and audio from NBC, NPR. Viewppoint essays. Image gallery including seals, maps, and flags.