Articles & Databases
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CSM Library provides access to many databases, featuring a variety of content including scholarly journal articles, news & magazine articles, streaming video, art images, ebooks, online encyclopedias, and more.

Much of the content provided is otherwise not available free online, so you will need to login using your Library card if you are searching from off campus.

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The list below is organized alphabetically. Contact a Librarian if you need assistance using one of the databases.

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AAS Historical Periodicals Collection, Series 1-5: 1684-1912 [EBSCO] CSM only logo New!
EBSCO partners with American Antiquarian Society (AAS), the premier library documenting the life of America's people from the Colonial Era through the Civil War and Reconstruction, to provide digital access to the most comprehensive collection of American periodicals published between 1684 and 1912.

ABC-CLIO Solutions CSM only logo New!
This database offers curated collections of primary sources, expert perspectives, and reference material on essential subjects related to American Indians, African Americans, and Latinx Americans as well as topics such as world religions, pop culture, and genocide.

Academic OneFile [Gale] PLS only logo New!
This database includes extensive coverage in key subject areas such as, biology, chemistry, criminal justice, economics, environmental science, history, marketing, political science, and psychology. It contains scholarly journals and other authoritative sources—including thousands of podcasts and transcripts from NPR and CNN as well as videos from BBC Worldwide Learning, and a number of other sources.

Academic Search Complete [EBSCO] CSM only logo
This database offers an enormous collection of full-text journals, magazines, and news sources in many subject areas. In addition, it includes peer-reviewed full text for STEM research, as well as for the social sciences and humanities. Scholarly content covers a broad range of important areas of academic study, including anthropology, engineering, law, sciences and much more.

Access Science CSM only logo
An online encyclopedia of science and technology.

African American Experience [ABC-CLIO] CSM only logo New!
The African American Experience is an online database collection on African American history and culture. Perfect for finding background information and primary sources on a broad range of topics.

America: History and Life with Full Text [EBSCO] CSM only logo
This database contains literature covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present.

American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collection, Series 1-5: 1684-1912 [EBSCO] CSM only logo New!
EBSCO partners with American Antiquarian Society (AAS), the premier library documenting the life of America's people from the Colonial Era through the Civil War and Reconstruction, to provide digital access to the most comprehensive collection of American periodicals published between 1684 and 1912.

American FactFinder a lock that is open
Population, housing, economic, and geographic data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

American Indian Experience [ABC-CLIO] CSM only logo New!
The American Indian Experience is a digital resource that illuminates the histories and contemporary cultures of the Native peoples of North America.

ARTstor Digital Library CSM only logo
A digital library of art images and descriptive information for students and instructors. Register for a personal account to access additional features or to login directly from the ARTstor home page.

AtoZdatabases PLS only logo
The ultimate search tool for jobs, businesses, mailing lists, background and criminal checks.

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Biography In Context [Gale] PLS only logo
Biographical reference, magazine, and journal articles.

Biology Database [ProQuest] CSM only logo
Abstracts and full-text articles from journals in the biological sciences.

Britannica Online - Academic Edition CSM only logo
An online version of the Encyclopedia Britannica.

Business Source Elite [EBSCO] CSM only logo
Provides full text for over 1,000 business publications dating back to 1985. Also includes thousands of company profiles. Updated daily.

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Country Background Notes: U.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets a lock that is open
Facts about foreign countries, published by the U.S. Department of State.

CountryWatch CSM only logo
Up-to-date news and information on the countries of the world.

CQ Researcher CSM only logo
In-depth reports on current social issues and problems from Congressional Quarterly.

CRS Reports a lock that is open
This collection provides public access to research products produced by the Congressional Research Service (CRS). The documents are created for the purpose of supporting Congress in its legislative, oversight, and representational duties.

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Dance in Video, Volume 1 [Alexander Street Press] CSM only logo
Dance in Video contains dance productions and documentaries by the most influential performers and companies of the 20th century. Selections cover ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, and improvisational dance, as well as forerunners of the forms and the pioneers of modern concert dance.

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Ebook Central (formerly ebrary Academic Complete) [ProQuest] CSM only logo
More than 140,000 scholarly books that are easy to access online and in full text. Browse by subjects – literature, social sciences, life sciences, engineering and technology – or use the search box.

eBook Collection [EBSCO] CSM only logo
Check out over 3,200 ebooks and audiobooks in a variety of subjects including many scholarly and academic titles that you will not find through the library catalog.

EBSCO Education Databases CSM only logo
Provides access to full text articles or abstracts from some of EBSCO's education, professional development, and library databases. Searches three EBSCO databases at once: ERIC: Education Resource & Information Center, LISTA: Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts, and Teacher Reference Center.

EBSCO Health Databases CSM only logo
Provides access to full text articles or links to health sources. Searches five EBSCO health databases at once: AHFS Consumer Medication Information, Health Source: Consumer & Academic editions, MEDLINE, and Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection.

EBSCO History Databases CSM only logo
Provides access to full text articles or abstracts from some of EBSCO's history databases. Searches eight EBSCO databases at once: Academic Search Complete, America: History & Life, European Views of the Americas: 1493-1750, and AAS Historical Periodical Collection: Series 1-5.

EBSCO Multidisciplinary Databases CSM only logo
Provides access to full text articles or abstracts from some of EBSCO's most popular and versatile databases. Searches seven EBSCO databases at once: Academic Search Complete, America: History & Life, Business Source Elite, ERIC: Education Resource & Information Center, MasterFILE Complete, Military and Government Collection, and Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection.

EBSCO News Databases CSM only logo
Provides access to full text articles or links to news sources. Searches four EBSCO news databases at once: Newspaper Source Plus; Newswires; Regional Business News; and Web News.

EBSCO Open Dissertations a lock that is open
This open access database contains historic and contemporary dissertations and theses written by graduate student researchers from the early 20th century to the present.

Education Databases [EBSCO] CSM only logo
Provides access to full text articles or abstracts from some of EBSCO's education, professional development, and library databases. Searches three EBSCO databases at once: ERIC: Education Resource & Information Center, LISTA: Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts, and Teacher Reference Center.

enki Library PLS only logo
Featuring 60,000 ebook titles, enki provides library subscribers with a collection of popular fiction and nonfiction genres including romance, mysteries, travel, technical, crafts, cooking and more.

ERIC [EBSCO] CSM only logo
The largest source of education information, with almost 1.5 million abstracts of documents and journal articles on education research and practice.

Ethnic NewsWatch [ProQuest] CSM only logo
Articles from the ethnic, minority and native press.

Eureka CSM only logo
An online database of information on careers, colleges, and financial aid. Includes personality self-assessment tools. Students must create a user account; see librarian or career counselor for first-time registration.

European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750 [EBSCO] CSM only logo
A comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750.

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FedStats a lock that is open
FedStats provides access to the official statistical information produced by the Federal Government without having to know in advance which Federal agency produces which particular statistic. More than 100 federal agencies provide data and trend information on such topics as economic and population trends, crime, education, health care, aviation safety, energy use, farm production and more.

Films on Demand CSM only logo
Topics include Humanities and Social Sciences, Business and Economics, Science and Mathematics and Health and Medicine.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia [EBSCO] CSM only logo
Easy to read articles for beginning readers on a wide range of topics.

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Gale Directory Library PLS only logo
International, national and local association directories containing financial information for companies and non-profits, circulation figures for publications, and much more.

Gale Virtual Reference Library CSM only logo
List of subjects included in this database:
ArtsMulticultural Studies
BusinessNation and World
EnvironmentReligion
HistoryScience
LiteratureSocial Science
Medicine

General OneFile [Gale] PLS only logo
A one-stop source for popular, scholarly, and trade publications in all formats: newspaper, magazine, journal, and newsletter, etc.

Global Nonviolent Action Database [Swarthmore College] a lock that is open New!
Purpose of database: "To provide free access to information about hundreds of cases of nonviolent action for learning and for citizen action. The cases are drawn from all continents and most countries. People are shown struggling for human rights, economic justice, democracy, national and ethnic identity, environmental sustainability, and peace. To learn more about searching by the issues people are struggling about, go to Issue Clusters."

Google Scholar a lock that is open
Google Scholar searches specifically for scholarly literature - peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, etc. Some of the search results are available freely in full-text but many display only links to pay-for-document delivery services. In many cases you can access the complete documents through the CSM Library. When using Google Scholar on your own computer, make sure that "Library Links" in Scholar Preferences are set to "College of San Mateo - Full-Text @ CSM".

Government Documents a lock that is open
Links to federal and state government documents, including books and serials. CSM is a partial government depository library.

GreenFILE [EBSCO] CSM only logo
Information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment such as global warming, green building, sustainable agriculture, and more. Includes academic, government and general-interest articles.

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Health Databases [EBSCO] CSM only logo
Provides access to full text articles or links to health sources. Searches five EBSCO health databases at once: AHFS Consumer Medication Information, Health Source: Consumer & Academic editions, MEDLINE, and Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection.

Health Source - Consumer Edition [EBSCO] CSM only logo
Current, full text articles from health magazines, newsletters, and health reference books.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition [EBSCO] CSM only logo
Full text articles from hundreds of academic journals in nursing and allied health. Includes drug information sheets.

Highwire Press a lock that is open
A division of the Stanford University Libraries, HighWire Press hosts a large repository of peer-reviewed content, much of it available for free. Free content is clearly marked in search results. Also, a listing of their free titles can be found here.

Historical Periodicals Collection, Series 1-5: 1684-1912 [EBSCO & American Antiquarian Society] CSM only logo New!
EBSCO partners with American Antiquarian Society (AAS), the premier library documenting the life of America's people from the Colonial Era through the Civil War and Reconstruction, to provide digital access to the most comprehensive collection of American periodicals published between 1684 and 1912.

History Databases [EBSCO] CSM only logo
Provides access to full text articles or abstracts from some of EBSCO's history databases. Searches eight EBSCO databases at once: Academic Search Complete, America: History & Life, European Views of the Americas: 1493-1750, and AAS Historical Periodical Collection: Series 1-5.

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JSTOR CSM only logo
JSTOR provides a full text archive of articles from scholarly journals in many disciplines (Art, Business, Humanities, Sciences, Social Sciences and more).

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Kids InfoBits PLS only logo
This database is the perfect educational product for today's young learners. It is a content-rich, authoritative, easy-to-use digital resource featuring age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics.

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Latino American Experience [ABC-CLIO] CSM only logo New!
The Latino American Experience is an online resource dedicated to the history and culture of Latinos in the United States. Perfect for background information, history, and primary sources for a broad range of topics.

LexisNexis: Nexis Uni (formerly LexisNexis Academic) CSM only logo
Nexis Uni™ features news, business and legal sources from LexisNexis—including U.S. Supreme Court decisions dating back to 1790—with an intuitive interface that offers quick discovery across all content types, personalization features such as Alerts and saved searches and a collaborative workspace with shared folders and annotated documents.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts [EBSCO] CSM only logo
An index of articles on librarianship, online information retrieval, information management and more.

Literature Resource Center [Gale] PLS only logo
Includes biographical information on authors and critical reviews of works. Encyclopedia and journal articles.

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MAS Ultra - School Edition [EBSCO] CSM only logo
Designed specifically for students aged 15-20, this database contains full text for popular high school magazines covering a wide-range of subject areas including history, science, careers and more. It also includes full-text biographies, primary source documents, reference books, an image collection containing photos, maps, flags and color PDFs and expanded full-text backfiles (back to 1921) for key magazines. Recommended for ESL students.

MasterFILE Complete [EBSCO] CSM only logo
This database offers the largest collection of popular full-text magazines, reference books and other highly-regarded sources from the world's leading publishers. Covering virtually every general interest subject area, it also includes an extensive collection of photos, maps and flags.

MEDLINE [EBSCO] CSM only logo
Provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, the health care system, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine.

Medline Plus a lock that is open
Information from the National Institutes of Health and other sources on over 600 diseases and conditions.

Military & Government Collection [EBSCO] CSM only logo
Current news related to all branches of the military and government; contains articles from over 400 publications.

Modern Genocide [ABC-CLIO] CSM only logo New!
Modern Genocide: Understanding Causes and Consequences is an invaluable online resource that presents comprehensive information and unique insights into modern genocide, focusing on the beginning of the 20th century to the present day. Perfect for background information, history, and primary sources for a broad range of genocide related topics.

Some of the images and video included in the database may be too graphic for some students. In those cases, ABC-CLIO has included a warning in the summary that appears when those images and videos appear in search results.

Multidisciplinary Databases [EBSCO] CSM only logo
Provides access to full text articles or abstracts from some of EBSCO's most popular and versatile databases. Searches seven EBSCO databases at once: Academic Search Complete, America: History & Life, Business Source Elite, ERIC: Education Resource & Information Center, MasterFILE Complete, Military and Government Collection, and Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection.

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National Gallery of Art (NGA) Images a lock that is open
NGA Images is a repository of digital images of the collections of the National Gallery of Art. On this website you can search, browse, share, and download images. More than 45,000 open access digital images up to 4000 pixels each are available free of charge for download and use.

Natural Medicines CSM only logo
Provides evidence based information about dietary supplements, natural medicines, and complementary, alternative, and integrative therapies. Includes up to date information about natural ingredients, drug and/or supplement interactions, effectiveness of treatment options, nutrition depletion, consumer education, pregnancy & lactation, sports medicine, and health & wellness topics. Good for personal use or professional use by athletes, physical therapists, nutritionists, and other health professionals who want to get trusted information on these topics.

News Databases [EBSCO] CSM only logo
Provides access to full text articles or links to news sources. Searches four EBSCO news databases at once: Newspaper Source Plus; Newswires; Regional Business News; and Web News.

Newspaper Source Plus [EBSCO] CSM only logo
Includes more than 860 full-text newspapers, providing more than 35 million full-text articles. In addition, the database features more than 857,000 television and radio news transcripts.

Newswires [EBSCO] CSM only logo
Provides near real-time access to top world-wide news from Associated Press, United Press International, PR Newswire, Xinhua, CNN Wire, and Business Wire on a continuous basis. This content is monitored by EBSCO and relevant results are provided when users enter searches in EBSCOhost. This collection includes AP Financial News, AP Top News, AP WorldStream, AP U.S. Politics & Government, AP 50 State Reports, UPI Security Industry, UPI Emerging Threats, UPI Business, UPI Entertainment, UPI Sports, UPI Top News, Arabia 2000, and more. End users can immediately access the full text of the web content, by following the link in the record. The index to the full text content in EBSCO Newswires is held for a rolling 30-day archive by EBSCO, so users can enjoy the previous 30 days of news relating to their search interests.

Nexis Uni (formerly LexisNexis Academic) CSM only logo
Nexis Uni™ features news, business and legal sources from LexisNexis—including U.S. Supreme Court decisions dating back to 1790—with an intuitive interface that offers quick discovery across all content types, personalization features such as Alerts and saved searches and a collaborative workspace with shared folders and annotated documents.

New York Times [nytimes.com] CSM only logo
Online access to one of the most respected names in journalism. Get your account today!

    New York Times
  1. Click www.NYTimes.com/GroupPass
    (You must be on campus to create the account. Once created you can access your account anywhere.)
  2. Click on Create Account.
  3. Sign up by typing in your email address and any password.
  4. Access www.NYTimes.com on any computer. Log in using the account you created.
  5. Visit www.NYTimes.com/mobile on your tablet or mobile device to download your free NYT apps. Log in using the account you created.

NoodleTools CSM only logo
Generate and save a bibliography in MLA or APA format. Create an account on campus or ask a librarian for first-time CSM login.

Nursing & Allied Health Source [ProQuest] CSM only logo
Scholarly journal articles from medical disciplines, with an emphasis on nursing and allied health.

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Open Dissertations [EBSCO] a lock that is open
This open access database contains historic and contemporary dissertations and theses written by graduate student researchers from the early 20th century to the present.

Open Music Library a lock that is open
Curated by a community of music scholars, students, teachers and librarians, the Open Music Library brings together peer-reviewed journal articles, books, music scores, and performances from the world’s digital collections.

Opposing Viewpoints In Context [Gale] PLS only logo
Covers topical social issues, with viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, and links to Web sites and articles.

OverDrive PLS only logo
This collection includes fiction and nonfiction downloadable eBooks and audiobooks. These audiobooks and eBooks can be used on a variety of devices such as PCs, laptops, and supported mobile phones and eReaders. For additional help using OverDrive, explore the OverDrive Help site.

Oxford English Dictionary CSM only logo
The most authoritative source on the English language, with a focus on etymology and historical usage.

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PILOTS: Published International Literature on Traumatic Stress [ProQuest] CSM only logo
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. It provides citations and abstracts to the international literature on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental-health impacts of traumatic events.

Pop Culture Universe [ABC-CLIO] CSM only logo New!
Pop Culture Universe is an irresistible yet authoritative digital database on popular culture in America, both past and present. Featuring background information, history, and primary sources related to pop culture icons, idolds, and ideas.

Primary Search [EBSCO] CSM only logo
Designed for elementary school students, Primary Search is a full-text database providing popular children’s magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedic entries and a vast image collection. Students can learn about a variety of topics, including endangered species, famous musicians, fitness and space exploration. In addition, the database includes full-text popular magazines including those from Cricket Media, such as Ladybug and Spider. Other magazines include Highlights, Junior Scholastic and dozens more. Recommended for ESL students.

ProQuest Research Library CSM only logo
ProQuest Research Library's 3500 full text periodicals - scholarly, trade and popular – cover subjects from business and political science to literature and psychology.

PsycARTICLES [ProQuest] CSM only logo
Access to the full text of nearly 80 APA journals in behavioral science and related fields ranging from education, to nursing, to business, to neuroscience.

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection [EBSCO] CSM only logo
Full text, psychology database with nearly 400 journals. Covers topics such as emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and much more.

PubMed a lock that is open
PubMed comprises more than 27 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.

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RAND California CSM only logo
Statistical information on California. Includes population & demographics; health & health care; business & economics; crimes, prisons, & courts; labor force, employment & earnings; energy; environment, resources & weather; K-12 & higher education; income, expenditure, wealth, & poverty; social insurance & human services; transportation & travel; and federal, state, & local government information.

Regional Business News [EBSCO] CSM only logo
Covers 80+ regional business publications from metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

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Safari Books Online PLS only logo
Safari is the premier electronic reference library for programmers and IT and business professionals. A broad range of nearly 8,000 technical books are available online.

Salem Online CSM only logo New Content!
Access to online titles from Salem Press. These ebooks feature encyclopedia entries and primary sources. Recommended for health, science, sociology, ethnic studies, history, math, career resources, and more. Search all titles at once using the "Salem Online" link above. Explore some of our new titles by searching the individual ebook links below:

Science in Context [Gale] PLS only logo
Science in Context provides detailed coverage of popular subjects from earth science and life science, to space, technology, mathematics and science history. Sources include Gale Encyclopedia of Science, Chemical Elements, Science in Dispute and Macmillan Science Library.

Silicon Valley Business Journal CSM only logo
The online version of the Silicon Valley Business Journal covers the latest breaking business news, updated throughout the day, and also provides coverage of each week's top stories from the Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal.

SIRS Researcher [ProQuest] CSM only logo
Full-text articles exploring social, scientific, health, historic, business, economic, political and global issues.

Statistical Abstract of the United States [ProQuest] CSM only logo
Summary of US social, political and economic statistics taken from Federal agencies and private organizations.

Statistical Insight [ProQuest] CSM only logo
Summary of US social, political and economic statistics taken from Federal agencies and private organizations.

Swank Digital Campus CSM only logo New!
This streaming film and tv database has a Netflix style viewing experience, and features a selection of films from the majority of the major Hollywood studios as well as many independent, foreign, art house, and documentary offerings.

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Teacher Reference Center [EBSCO] CSM only logo
Indexing and abstracts for articles in teaching and administrator journals.

Total Boox Trial PLS only logo
Instantly access a wide range of fiction and nonfiction titles from top publishers. No holds. No waiting lines. No expirations.
Ebooks are downloaded and read on mobile devices (available from Apple, Android, & Kindle).

TRIP: Turning Research Into Practice a lock that is open New!
Trip is a clinical search engine designed to allow users to quickly and easily find and use high-quality research evidence to support their medical practice and/or care.

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U.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets a lock that is open
Facts about foreign countries, published by the U.S. Department of State.

U.S. Census Bureau's American FactFinder a lock that is open
Population, housing, economic, and geographic data from the U.S. Census.

U.S. History in Context [Gale] PLS only logo
Provides access to historical (primary) documents, reference articles, and full-text journals on U.S. history.

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Wall Street Journal CSM only logo
A business focused US news source, published by Dow Jones & Company. Account sign in required for full access. To create your free account, follow the steps below:

  1. Visit www.wsj.com/CoSM
    (You must be on campus using campus wifi to create the account. Once created you can access your account anywhere.)
  2. Sign up using your school email address.
  3. Access www.wsj.com on any computer or using the mobile app. Log in using the account you created.

Web News [EBSCO] CSM only logo
Provides near real-time access to top news feeds from around the globe. This collection includes over 14,000 feeds covering a range of business and general news topics. End users can immediately access the full text of the web content, by following the link in the record.

World Religions [ABC-CLIO] CSM only logo New!
World Religions: Belief, Culture, and Controversy covers religion around the globe, from prehistory to the present.

WorldCat Local CSM only logo
The world's largest library catalog, WorldCat, is combined with database holdings at CSM for one powerful search. Search the contents of local, regional, national and international libraries.
This tool will update to WorldCat Discovery beginning January 2016. Watch for updates to links.

World Factbook a padlock that is open
Facts about the countries of the world, published by the CIA.

World History in Context [Gale] PLS only logo
Covers 20th century history, including reference sources, full-text articles, maps, images, and primary source documents.

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