E-Library: Civics & Society


Opposing Viewpoints – Current Events & Topics

Get opposing opinions on today's hot-button social issues, then get more information from articles, videos, interactive maps, and more.

Global Issues in Context

Get the latest information about current events happening all over the world, including videos, podcasts, interactive graphs, and maps.

MasterFILE Complete – Magazines, Journals, & Photos

Have a paper due about a serious topic? Want to know every fact there is about someone? Has an extensive collection of photos, maps & flags.

Kanopy Streaming Video: Documentaries on Various Topics

Every cardholder has 15 tickets to use per month, so make your watchlist and get started!

Magazines, Newspapers, & Journals

Academic OneFile – Journals Library

Find millions of academic journal articles that cover all kinds of topics, including science and technology, medicine, the arts, & theology.

America's News

Read news from newspapers like the Arizona Daily Star, USA Today, and more than 3,600 U.S. news sources. Archives back to the 1980s.

Arizona Daily Star: Search Archives and Image Collection

Use NewsBank to read articles and other content from the Arizona Daily Star from 1991 to the present.

Arizona Digital Newspaper Program

Read historic newspapers from the state of Arizona published between 1859 and 1922.

Chronicling America – Historic U.S. Newspapers

Search America's historic newspapers from 1836–1922 or find information about American newspapers published from 1690 to today.

Gale General OneFile – Newspaper and Magazine Articles

Curious what's happening in the world? General OneFile is your one-stop source for popular articles on almost any topic you can think of.

Newsbank Newspaper Articles

Looking for the Arizona Daily Star? NewsBank gives you free, instant access to the Star and hundreds of newspapers in English and Spanish.

En Español

Enciclopedia Britannica Escolar

¡Busca, discubre, y explora la enciclopedia Britannica en español! Busca a niveles de lectura Primaria y Secundaria.

ProCitizen de Pronunciator

Prepara para las secciones de educatión cívica, lectura y escritura del examen de naturalización.

Recursos en español para la comunidad hispanohablante

Aprender inglés, ampliar su educación, hacerse ciudadano, mejorar su salud, o encontrar trabajo, ayuda financiera, legal o del gobierno.

Black Lives

Black Freedom Struggle in the United States

Collection of primary sources about the African American struggle for civil and human rights, categorized into separate time periods.

Black Life in America

Comprehensive coverage of the African American experience from the early 18th century to the present day for research and study.

Celebrate Black Cinema during Black History Month

Pick from history, biographies, current events, or feature films. All free on Kanopy with your library card.

The HistoryMakers

Read biographies of over 3,000 African Americans for free online.

More Civics & Society Online Tools

Black Freedom Struggle in the United States

Collection of primary sources about the African American struggle for civil and human rights, categorized into separate time periods.

Britannica Library Edition: Encyclopedia Articles & More

Fact-finding, research, and exploration for users of all ages. Includes articles, multimedia, primary sources, eBooks, & learning resources.

Citizenship and Immigration Resources at the Library

See a list of services we offer for new immigrants and refugees. We've also included links to local agencies.

Civics Test Study Materials (USCIS)

Get prepared to take the Civics test you'll need to get your HSE Diploma/GED or to become a US citizen.

Civics Practice Test (USCIS)

Take the practice Civics test you'll need to get your HSE Diploma/GED or to become a US citizen.

Community Services

Need help during the coronavirus pandemic? Find resources on everything from jobs to housing assistance here.

Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)

Photographs, books, maps, news footage, oral histories, personal letters, museum objects, artwork, government documents, and so much more.

Exploring Race in Society

Essays, articles & reports provide an in-depth look at the history of and critical context for learning about race, ethnicity & diversity.

Gale in Context: Elementary (Kids InfoBits)

A fun and interactive tool for kids K–5 to find info on current events, art, science, people, history, & more. Translate to 12 languages.

Gale in Context: Middle & High School Research

Middle and high school students can research topics like history, geography, social issues, health, literature, science, and more.

Kanopy Streaming Video: K-12 Lessons for Students

K-12 students, watch instructional videos on subjects you'll learn about in school. Literature, math, science, history, languages, and more!

Library of Congress National Screening Room

Discover hundreds of motion pictures otherwise unavailable, both copyrighted and public domain, freely accessible to the viewers worldwide.

LearningExpress: High School Center

Improve your skills at all high school subjects: math, English, science, social studies, and more.

New York Times Digital Edition - NYTimes.com

Complimentary access to the New York Times Digital Edition dating back to 1851. Use a redemption code to get free 24-hour unlimited access.

ProCitizen via Pronunciator

Prepare for the Civics, Reading, and Writing portions of the Naturalization Test using a series of 100 videos, exercises and other tools.

World History in Context

Find articles, videos, images, & more to explore the history of the world and the people, cultures, religions, politics, eras, & conflicts.

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