Look what’s new with American Indian History Online!


American Indian history 2015 new lookAmerican Indian History has had a complete redesign and wealth of enhancements. Click to see an
OVERVIEW OF NEW ENHANCEMENTS! or
Download the product overview (PDF) and familiarize yourself with some of the key enhancements to the history database:

  • More intuitive interface featuring a clean new design
  • Enhanced Topic Centers as well as new content
  • New SMART Board–friendly videos and slideshows created around specific themes and lesson topics
  • Real-time, searchable Reuters® newsfeed
  • New tag “clouds” for all content, linking to other content with the same tags
  • Improved source pages
  • Correlated to all major educational standards
  • Dynamic citations in MLA and Chicago formats, with EasyBib export functionality
  • Translation and Read Aloud tools
  • New searchable Support Center with live help chat.

Need more information on Native Americans? Visit our Hot Topic – Native American Heritage to find all kinds of resources loaded with information.

Digital Public Library of America


dplaOn April 18, 2013, a new public library was launched starting with over two million items, each with its own special story and significance, the Digital Public Library of America will now begin to assemble the riches of our country’s libraries, archives, and museums, and connect them with the public. You can always access the Digital Public Library of America from our Hot Topic – American History.

Are you looking for an American History Timeline?


Our Historical Newspapers online resource has a historical timeline which is very easy to get to and see at a glance any time period in American History. How cool is that? As an added bonus, you can read either the LA Times or the NY Times on the day you where born.

Is there a “most important moment in American history”?


Is there a “most important moment in American history”? Was it the pilgrims’ landing at Plymouth Rock? The Boston tea party? Washington crossing the Delaware? Signing of the Declaration of Independence? Adoption of the Bill of Rights? Finalizing the Louisiana Purchase? Lewis and Clark’s Expedition? The Monroe Doctrine? The Emancipation Proclamation? Lee’s surrender to Grant at Appomattox? Lincoln’s assassination? Union Pacific railroad meeting Central Pacific? Enacting Reconstruction?

Decide for yourself by researching descriptions of these and many other events in U.S. History in Context.

Beside magazine and newspaper articles you will find primary sources, reference books, images and videos on each topic.


September 11 Anniversary: Ten Years Later


Ten Years Later: The September 11 Attacks
September 11, 2011, marks the 10th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., by members of the Al Qaeda terrorist group led by Osama bin Laden. A decade later, the harrowing events of that day remain a pivotal moment in American history, the effects of which are still being felt today.

Help your students explore the events, individuals, and issues surrounding September 11 and its aftermath with reliable reference content and primary sources from ABC-CLIO.

Content includes:

  • An insightful Need to Know essay about the impact of September 11, 2001, on the American people, written by leading expert Frank Shanty
  • A thought-provoking Examine section containing discussion questions that promote critical thinking.

History and the Headlines is a free resource provided by ABC-Clio.

LVCCLD patrons  can view additional resources in  American History (ABC-Clio) and search for September 11.