History and Geography

History and Geography
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Ancient & Medieval History Online 

Life from prehistory to the mid-1500s is brought to life for school and university students, and the general public, with features that include videos and slideshows, primary sources, maps, graphs and timelines. Learn about key eras, civilizations, and regions, including the ancient Near East, Egypt, Greece, and Rome; ancient and medieval Africa, Asia, and the Americas; and medieval Europe and the Islamic World.

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Log in using your library card. You can also create a free Infobase account to save any searches or articles you want to  read later.

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An award-winning resource for the study of countries, cultures, and geography. Includes in-depth profiles of every country in the world, as well as maps, flags, videos, images, biographies, timelines and current news. Also includes tools for studying Earth and geographic regions, comparing countries and states, and researching terms and concepts.

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Log in using your library card. You can also create a free Infobase account to save any searches or articles you want to  read later.

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Modern World History Online

A comprehensive look at world history from the mid-15th century to the present. Thousands of subject entries, biographies, images, videos and slideshows, maps and graphs, primary sources, and timelines combine to provide a detailed and comparative view of the people, places, events, and ideas that have defined modern world history. Invaluable for school and university students; fascinating for everyone.

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Log in using your library card. You can also create a free Infobase account to save any searches or aticles you want to  read later.

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National Geographic Virtual Library

Browse this cross-searchable platform for research insight from journalism's most trusted name in exploration and discovery. Offers access to the complete archive of National Geographic magazine — every page of every issue — along with a cross-searchable collection of books, maps, images and videos.

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Log in using your library card. Search, click and read on your computer or tablet. Gale Databases do not save your links or articles after your session, so be sure to download or send links and articles to your email, Onedrive or Google account before you end your session.

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National Geographic Kids

Explore amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology and space for kids. Offers access to the complete archive of National Geographic magazine — every page of every issue — along with a cross-searchable collection of books, maps, images and videos.

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Log in using your library card. Search, click and read on your computer or tablet. Gale Databases do not save your links or articles after your session, so be sure to download or send links and articles to your email, Onedrive or Google account before you end your session.

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Gale in Context: World History

Uncover information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in world history from a variety of sources. A database designed to provide an overview of world history covering the most-studied events, cultures, civilizations, religions, people and more.

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Log in using your library card. Search, click and read on your computer or tablet. Gale databases do not save your links or articles after your session, so be sure to download or send links and articles to your email, Onedrive or Google account before you end your session.

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Gale in Context: Biography

Discover the world's most influential people by searching narrative biographies, news, magazine and multimedia content. Over 650,000 biographical entries cover a range of historically significant figures and present-day newsmakers.

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Log in using your library card. Search, click and read on your computer or tablet. Gale databases do not save your links or articles after your session, so be sure to download or send links and articles to your email, Onedrive or Google account before you end your session.

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Ancestry Library Edition

Explore your family's history using local and international records including convict and free settler lists, passenger lists, Australian and New Zealand electoral rolls and military records. There are English, Welsh and Scottish records.

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Get full free access by visiting any of our libraries – log in to one of the library computers. During lockown, head to State Library New South Wales eResources and search "Ancestry Library Edition". Log in with your CBCity Library card (or any public library card from NSW).

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Find My Past

Trace your British or Irish family history with millions of records covering the UK, Australia and New Zealand, including travel and migration records, military records and newspapers.

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Get full free access by visiting any of our libraries – log in to one of the library computers.

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