U.S. World History & Social Sciences

History, Genealogy, Social Science

General History & Social Science

At the Library

The History Department at Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library

Materials in this department include books, microform publications, audiocassettes, videocassettes, and DVDs, all of which are located on the fourth floor of the Central Library at 3030 Poplar Avenue. Click here for more details.

e-Books, e-Audiobooks, and e-Magazines

History e-Books & e-Audio

Visit this special collection of History e-Books and e-Audiobooks from Libby.

History e-Magazines

Check out this collection of History e-magazines.

Online Resources

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Democracy, Diversity, and Discourse

Libraries are open places where all aspects of society can come together to find the answers they need. This has not always been the case, unfortunately. We hope to take the lessons from the past and use them as our guide moving forward.

In moving forward, it is clear that having an informed electorate, an appreciation of our country’s unique diversity, and a desire to keep talking and understanding our differences are vital to ensuring that we are taking the correct path.

Contemporary Women’s Issues (Gale OneFile)

Find timely and historically relevant content on issues that influence women’s lives across the globe.

Criminal Justice (Gale OneFile)

Gale OneFile: Criminal Justice informs the research process for researchers who are studying law, law enforcement, or terrorism; training for paralegal service; preparing for a career in homeland security; delving into forensic science; investigating crime scenes; developing policy; going to court; writing sociological reports; and much more.

Diversity Studies (Gale OneFile)

Gale OneFile: Diversity Studies prepares researchers for social science, history, and liberal arts coursework. This collection explores cultural differences, contributions, and influences in the global community. Provided by the Tennessee Electronic Library.

Gender Studies (Gale OneFile)

Gale OneFile: Gender Studies provides balanced coverage of this significant aspect of culture and society. This database includes topics related to gender studies, family and marital issues, and more. Provided by the Tennessee Electronic Library.

Military and Intelligence (Gale Onefile)

Gale OneFile: Military and Intelligence contains scholarly journals, magazines, and reports covering all aspects of past and present military affairs. Updated daily, content supports key subject areas, such as governmental policies, the socioeconomic effects of war, the structure of the armed forces, and more.

Pop Culture Studies (Gale OneFile)

Gale OneFile: Pop Culture Studies analyzes and contributes to popular culture by offering useful information for researchers in social science, history, art, and liberal arts courses. Provided by the Tennessee Electronic Library.

U.S. History (Gale OneFile)

Gale OneFile: U.S. History contains scholarly journals and magazines that can be used by novice historians as well as advanced academic researchers. Updated daily, U.S. History offers balanced coverage of events in U.S. history and scholarly work being established in the field. Provided by the Tennessee Electronic Library.

War and Terrorism (Gale OneFile)

Gale OneFile: War and Terrorism contains millions of articles to help researchers gain valuable insight into conflicts and their causes, impact, and perception on a global scale. This definitive collection is intended for analysts, risk management professionals, and students of military science, history, and social science.

World History (Gale OneFile)

Gale OneFile: World History provides access to scholarly journals and magazines for use by novice historians and advanced academic researchers. World History offers balanced coverage of events in world history and scholarly work being established in the field. Provided by the Tennessee Electronic Library.

Gale eBooks

Gale eBooks is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7.


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