Social Studies Databases

Turn here for authoritative database resources & more!

Can I access these resources at home, too?

All BHS library resources are available for student use on-site via IP authentication and off-site (at home) with password access. Please click here to view our Database Password document (you will need to log into your Bethel Public Schools Google account to access this document).
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Provided via subscription to Facts on File, Modern World History Online provides users with a rich online experience focusing on issues within recent times in world history. Try out this database's Topic Centers for ideas when developing a research question and thesis.
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Made available by the State of CT, iConn.org is "CT's Re-Search Engine" and contains a wide variety of resources for students K-12 and beyond. This link guides students directly to databases appropriate for high school research.
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Visit the Library of Congress online for primary sources. With a special emphasis on American history, the LOC is a great place to gain access to historical newspapers, special collections, copyright information, and much more!
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Visit the CIA World Factbook for information on countries throughout the world including history, culture, government, economy, and military issues. A fantastic free online resource, this is a reputable resource when looking for information about a particular nation.
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Available free online, WolframAlpha is a great resource to consult when looking for statistics and/or data on a particular location or topic. It is also just an interesting tool to explore!
BHS Databases

These and many more fabulous database resources are available via the BHS Library Media Center's Databases webpage. Take a look!