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Databases and Resources Available Through BOCES: Middle and High Schools

Infobase- History Reference Center

History Research Center

The History Research Center includes: 

  • African-American History- Features thousands of cross-referenced entries, covering the entire spectrum of African-American history over the past 500 years.

  • American History- Spans more than 500 years of political, military, social, and cultural history to cover the American experience.

  • American Indian History- Offers fast access to more than 600 Native American groups and over 15,000 years of American Indian culture and history.

  • Ancient and Medieval History- Presents the full scope of world history from prehistory through the 1500s, with special topic centers on key civilizations and regions.

  • Modern World History-Covers the broad expanse of world history from the mid-15th century to the present, featuring thousands of documents, articles, timelines, images, videos, and maps.

Click on the icon below to view how to use American History Online. 


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Encyclopedia Britannica- ImageQuest Online

Britannica ImageQuestBritannica ImageQuest brings lesson plans, assignments, and projects to life with over three million images from 62 leading collections…and growing!

The Bridgeman Art Gallery, Getty Images, the Science Photo Library, Ingram Publishing, the National Geographic Society, and other trusted image sources have joined with Britannica to provide the best and broadest offering of curriculum-relevant imagery and clip art materials (infographics, signs and symbols, graphic concepts, and cool vector illustrations), all rights-cleared for educational, non-commercial use. Also available in Arabic, French, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish, and Welsh!

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Newsbank- America's Historical Newspapers

America's Historical Newspapers

America's Historical Newspapers makes it easy for students to search and browse hundreds of U.S. newspapers published from 1690 through the 20th Century, including titles from all 50 present states. This fascinating content instantly makes history more real and relevant, giving students a better understanding of not only the past, but its lingering impact on present-day issues and events, as well.

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​Click on the image below to access a tutorial on how to use America's Historical Newspapers.

Additional Resources for America's Historical Newspapers

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