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Teaching Social Studies: Home

Guide to information for students learning how to teach Social Studies.

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Welcome to this research guide in Teaching Social Studies. I am Robyn Reid, the librarian for education topics. In this research guide, you will find recommendations on where to look for resources to help you teach social studies. 

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Librarian for: Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Communication Studies, Education, Geography, History, Military Science, Political Science

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Search for books, articles, movies, or music:

Credible Historical Overviews

Salem Press Online

Contains encyclopedias, reference works, primary source documents, and books. Coverage dates: Prehistory - Current

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Credo Reference

Gather background information on your topic from hundreds of full-text encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, quotations, and subject-specific titles.

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Oxford Reference Online

Brings together 100+ renowned dictionaries and reference works. Cross-searchable access to comprehensive coverage 20+ subject areas.

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Recommended Databases

Education Source

Peer-reviewed journal articles for topics in Education. Coverage dates: 1929-Current.

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A database provided by the U.S. Department of Education and contains citations and abstracts from over 1000 education journals.



An electronic journal collection consisting of the full text of back issues of journals in many different subject areas. It is especially strong in Arts and Sciences.Coverage dates: Varies.


America: History and Life

America: History and Life with Full Text covers the history of the United States and Canada from prehistoric times to the present. Limited to 6 users at once.

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Slavery, Abolition, & Social Justice

Primary and secondary sources on slavery, abolition, and social justice.

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Search Tips

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Using "AND"

Use the word AND to connect words together. Instead of searching for: History of World War II, type:

"World War II" AND history

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Using "OR"

Use "OR" to broaden your search by looking for two related terms. For example:

"Great Britain" OR England