Social Studies

History, government, states, countries, geography

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Online Resources

Authoritative sources of articles and reference information, brought to you by the Ridgefield Library unless otherwise noted. Have your library card handy for log-in.


Britannica Online for Kids
It’s an encyclopedia, it’s online and it’s fantastic!  Full-text articles with properly formatted citations make this a great resource.  To access Britannica Onlne from outside the Library enter your library card number here.

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Children's Books and Web Sites about the U.S. Government
From the U.S. Senate!

America's Story
From the Library of Congress!

Library Materials

Circulating materials, most reference works shelved together in the stacks. Print magazines on display. Non-fiction videos and Audiobooks on CD shelved separately.

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