History & Social Studies

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Opposing Viewpoints in Context - Information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues. In this resource, you will find up-to-date viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to authoritative websites. Great for students!

Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgendered History in America

A three-volume survey of more than 400 years of lesbian and gay history and culture in the United States, presented through over 500 alphabetically arranged entries. Coverage includes people, public policy, economics, social issues, identities, and culture, among many others. For students, researchers, and general readers.

Fashion, Costume, & Culture: Clothing, Headwear, Body Decorations, & Footwear Through the Ages

Fashion, Costume, and Culture: Clothing, Headwear, Body Decorations, and Footwear through the Ages provides a broad overview of costume traditions of diverse cultures from prehistoric times to the present day. Examines more than 430 items of human decoration and adornment, ranging from togas to turbans, necklaces to tennis shoes. Explores how and why items were created, the people who made them, and their uses. This set shows how clothing, headwear, body decorations, and footwear reflect the different cultural, religious, and societal beliefs.

Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. Economic History

Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. Economic History is designed to answer such key questions as: How has the U.S. Constitution shaped the economy of the United States? What were the consequences of Prohibition on consumers' behavior? This title presents 1,000 entries, era overviews, event/movement profiles, biographies, business/industry profiled, geographic profiles, and more.

St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture

St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, includes more than 2,700 signed essays ranging from 500 to 2,500 words, written by subject experts and edited to form a consistent, readable, and straightforward reference. Entries include subject-specific bibliographies and, where appropriate, photographs and textual cross-references to related essays.


The WebMuseum was not made as part of any official or supported project. There is no grant behind that, it is total pleasureware ™. I decided to start working on this exhibit because I felt more artistic stuff was needed on the Internet, so the WebMuseum took over my free time (nights and week-ends...) since mid-march 1994.


TeVA provides a searchable array of historical records, photographs, documents, maps, postcards, film, audio and other original materials of enduring value. Items within TeVA are only selections from manuscripts collections at the Tennessee State Library and Archives.

Volunteer Voices

Volunteer Voices is Tennessee's statewide digitization program involving the state's archives, libraries, repositories, historic homes and museums. Its goals are to improve access to digital collections that document Tennessee's history and culture, facilitate use of these collections in K-16 classrooms and by the general public; and offer training opportunities for personnel to learn digitization standards and best practices.

U.S. History Collection

U.S. History Collection, this collection of journals provides balanced coverage of both current thought on events in U.S. history as well as scholarly work established in the field. Articles included are updated daily and come from leading journals.

World History Collection

World History Collection, this collection of over 40 journals provides balanced coverage of both the current thought and events in World History, as well as scholarly work being established in the field; useful both to the novice historian and to the advanced academic researcher.