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February marks the beginning of Black History Month. During this time, the contributions and achievements of African Americans are recognized. Throughout the month, many students will be assigned projects on important events and historical figures. BCLS offers many comprehensive databases ideal for research.

You will need a library card to access the following resources.

African American History Online

This database provides expansive information on the people, events, and topics important to the study of African-American history.

American History Online

This history resource spans more than 500 years of political, military, social, and cultural events, highlighting the important milestones of the American experience.

American Women’s History Online

American Women’s History covers the important people, events, legislation, and issues relevant to the study of women's history in the United States.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Provides access to nearly 400 encyclopedias, directories, almanacs and dictionaries. Utilize the following resources, within the database, to narrow your search:

  • American Social Reform Movements and Reference Library
  • Encyclopedia of African American Culture and History
  • Harlem Renaissance
  • African American Almanac
  • Contemporary Historic Biography
  • Notable Black American Men

World Almanac for Kids

Offers games, quizzes, contests, homework help, and reference facts on topics such as space, presidents, the environment, animals, geography, and world history. This resource is great for concise, biographical facts.