“Cultural Exchange in the Indian Ocean” Teachers’ Institute offers participants an opportunity to examine the current events, culture, and history of the Indian Ocean community. The course makes use of a balance of both historic and contemporary resource materials to investigate trade patterns, migration, religion, music, art, and cultural interactions in (and between) the regions of East Africa, Arabia, India, and South East Asia. The course will also explore various curriculum ideas and pedagogical techniques with the objective of assisting educators who wish to bring the richness of this region into their own humanities classrooms. This course is ideal for educators and planners who are seeking solid content and methods in order to develop an integrated, humanistic approach to teaching about world cultures, history and geography.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Encyclopedia of food and culture
Encyclopedia of world cultures
Europa world year book
Worldmark encyclopedia of cultures and daily life
Worldmark encyclopedia of national economics
Worldmark encyclopedia of the nations
(Off-site access only through myPlymouth)
Academic Search Premier
Academic Search Premier provides indexing and abstracts for articles from over 8,000 scholarly and popular journals (of which over 6,800 are peer-reviewed). Full text articles are provided from over 4,600 periodicals, covering academic areas of study including social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, and ethnic studies.
JSTOR Arts and Sciences I, II, III, IV, & V Collection
The JSTOR Arts & Sciences I Collection includes full-text articles from the complete back runs of 117 journal titles in fifteen disciplines. The collection of online full-text material includes many of the core research and society published journals in economics, history, political science, and sociology, as well as in other key fields in the humanities and social sciences.
Newspaper Source provides selected full text for 224 regional U.S. newspapers, 26 international newspapers, 23 newswires and newspaper columns, 35 TV and radio news transcripts, The Christian Science Monitor, USA Today and The Washington Post (for a total of 311 full text newspapers and other sources).
The Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC), an information system sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education, provides access to research articles, reports, curriculum guides, and other documents covering a broad range of education-related issues at all levels, from pre-school to post graduate.
World History Collection
World History Collection contains full-text articles nearly 150 journals, including over 130 peer-reviewed journals, combining ABC-CLIO’s highly specialized, historical abstracts with EBSCO Publishing’s scholarly, full text content. World History Collection offers a global look at history with content from Africa, Asia, North and South America, Europe, and the Middle East.
CQ Researcher, is a full-text database published by CQ Press, a division of Congressional Quarterly, Inc., a leading publisher of materials on American government, politics, and current national and world affairs.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context [INFO]
The online database is most valued for collecting pro and con articles, editorials, and speeches showing “opposing viewpoints” on various controversial subjects. In addition, the “Research Guide” section of the database, written by Opposing Viewpoints editorial staff, “is designed to help students analyze the information they retrieve, develop critical thinking skills, and prepare for oral or written presentation of their opinions on social issues”.
Search for China’s Great Armada -July 2005
Country Studies: Area Handbook Series
This website contains the on-line versions of books previously published in hard copy by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress under the Country Studies/Area Handbook Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Army. Lamson Library has the print versions. Search by title: Area Handbook Series.
Foreign Governments: Country Background Information
Gateway to many links gathered under the following sections: background notes, biographies of officials, foreign policy, human rights, mapping, national symbols (anthems and flags), related links
Old maps, early maps – non-current maps in general – are the subject of this site
Internet Sacred Text Archive
Provides a freely available archive of significant primary texts relating to religion and mythology.
UNESCO World Heritage
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization.
Virtual Religion Index
Presents an index of online sites related to religion. Offers access to academic societies, research institutes, seminaries, college programs, religion departments, and other academic sites. Provides access to information on religions in North America and the ancient Near East. Includes information on the anthropology and sociology of religion, including cults, magic, politics, and gender roles.
World Factbook (Central Intelligence Agency)
Includes information about the geography, demographics, government, and economy of countries, territories, and regions of interest.
Compiled by Elaine S. Allard