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HUM 313 Western Culture III: Home

Library resources focused on modern culture, during the time period 1815 to the present

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Specialized Encyclopedias

History Databases

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Article Databases

Online Reference Books

Researching Your Family Tree

FamilySearch is a nonprofit family history organization dedicated to connecting families across generations. Historically known as the Genealogical Society of Utah, which was founded in 1894, Family Search is dedicated to preserving the records of the family of mankind. Its purpose is simple—help people connect with their ancestors through easy access to historical records. FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world with 4+billion names from around the world.

The USGenWeb Project provides free genealogy websites for genealogical research in every county and every state of the United States. This Project is non-commercial and fully committed to free genealogy access for everyone. Organization is by county and state, and this website provides you with links to all the state genealogy websites which, in turn, provide gateways to the counties.

The Archives Library Information Center (ALIC) provides a selection of links for how to do genealogical research, genealogy resources around the world, and searchable databases.

Course Description

Focused on a particular topic in modern culture, the course will use historical narrative of the time period 1815 to the present as a background for investigation into a particular theme or themes.


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