Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Daily Life Through History

Daily Life Through History is a wonderful database for middle and high schoolers. It is a subscription-based database, not free on the web, so it is important that we promote it to our patrons.

You can choose an era and get nice, detailed essays about them. Kids doing history reports will find great information here. There is a link at the top of each essay to "Cite This Document," and the citations are given in a variety of styles (MLA, APA, and Chicago). You can also print and email the documents - very convenient for use between school, library, and home.

This image shows what kinds of information you can get on a subject. The topics cover pretty much ever aspect of daily life.

I don't work for ABC-CLIO, and I'm not in charge of database subscriptions at my library, but I do love this database and highly recommend it!

Just to be fair, places to get similar information on the free web include:

Library of Congress American Memory

Internet History Sourcebooks Project from Fordham University

BBC History for Kids

dMarie Time Capsule

Eyewitness to History

Odyssey Online

...and about a million more, but that's a good start!

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