LHS Media Center Catalog

Enter your search term (Mayan, Aztec…). When you get the results, select the Web Sites tab at the top.


If you access these databases from home, you’ll need the passwords. Please ask the media specialists for these.

World Book Online

Start with WBO to get an overview of the subject.


  • Enter your search term for newspaper and magazine articles, primary source documents, etc.
  • Limit (on left of results page): Select full text, publication dates, and source types.
  • Advanced Search: more search options.
  • Topic Overview: provides an overview of the topic.
  • View: original (pdf full text) form, or html full text (may be easier to read).
  • Cite (on the right): Select your citation format and copy citation.
  • For additional articles, return to the search results or use the Find Similar Results button.


Gale Databases: World History Collection

This database is full of general information on every era in history. You will need a password to access this at home.

Web Sites

Ancient Web

Explore the world’s ancient civilizations. Select the country or area on the left, or click on the map.

Ancient & Classical Cultures

All of the major ancient cultures are represented here



Mystery of the Maya

Created by the Canadian Museum of Civilization


Medieval China

Library of Congress Country Study- China

Medieval Japan

Library of Congress Country Study- Japan

Africa (1000s)

Ancient Sudan – Nubia