December Databases: Holidays and Celebrations

Looking forward to December holidays - Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa -- and the festive spirit around TC, we feature databases that are useful in the broad field of education, including the study and teaching of curriculum, family, culture, and religion.

America: History and Life covers the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. With selective selective indexing for 1,700 journals from 1955 to present, this database is without question the most important bibliographic reference tool for students and scholars of U.S. and Canadian history. America: History & Life also provides full-text coverage of more than 200 journals and nearly 100 books.

ATLA Religion Database with ATLA Serials is produced by the American Theological Library Association. It combines the premier index to journal articles, book reviews, and collections of essays in all fields of religion with ATLA's online collection of major religion and theology journals. The ATLA Religion Database includes more than 555,000 article citations from more than 1,656 journals (518 currently indexed), more than 232,000 essay citations from over 16,700 multi-author works, and more than 511,000 book review citations. Full text is provided for more than 266,000 electronic articles and book reviews.

Ebook Central is a collection of under 50,000 full text books and other materials in a variety of subject areas, including Business and Economics, Computer, Engineering and Applied Sciences, Humanities (History: America), Science, Medicine and Allied Health, and Social Sciences (Education). There are numerous books on holidays, rituals, celebrations, including Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa.

eBooks on EBSCOhost is a large EBSCO ebook database with access to many resources on culture and traditions.

ERIC, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, provides extensive access to educational-related periodical literature. ERIC (which stands for Educational Resources Information Center) covers conferences, meetings, government documents, theses, dissertations, reports, audiovisual media, bibliographies, directories, books, and monographs. In addition to this version, made available via the ProQuest platform, ERIC is also accessible via the U.S. government ERIC site, through Ebsco ERIC, and via all of these providers on the Columbia University Libraries website.

Family and Society Studies Worldwide provides citations and some abstracts in social work, social science and family practice. It includes citations from the discontinued print publication Inventory of marriage and family literature and from its electronic continuation, Family studies database (1970-present); other citations derived from Australian family & society abstracts (1980-present); the National Clearinghouse on Family Violence of Health Canada; and the U.S. Military Family Resource Center Documents Database. Source documents include related websites, internet documents, professional journals, conference papers, books, book chapters, selected popular literature, government reports, discussion and working papers, unpublished material such as poster sessions, statistical documents, theses, dissertations and other sources.

Family Studies Abstracts includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to family studies, including marriage, divorce, family therapy, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline. Records are selected from many of the top titles within the discipline, including Journal of Family Studies, Journal of Marriage & Family, and Family Relations.

PocketKnowledge, the social archive of Teachers College, includes interesting images and documents associated with the upcoming holidays, from the diaries of William Heard Kilpatrick, and Lincoln School, through to the "Merry Christmas" motifs in the artwork of Arthur Wesley Dow's students.

Reader's Guide Full Text is known as being "the index that revolutionized the world of research." It focuses on more popular citations and full text for current events, curriculum support, and quality periodicals for students, educators, and library patrons. Subjects Covered include aeronautics, African-Americans, aging, astronomy, automobiles, biography, business, Canada, children, computers, consumer education, current events, education, environment, fashion, film, fine arts, food, foreign affairs, health, history, hobbies, home, journalism, leisure, medicine, music, news, nutrition, photography, politics, religion, science, sports, and television.

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