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US History-20th Century Decades: B-CU Electronic Resources

American Decades (GVRL)

American Decades - this e-reference set is available in the Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) database.

 Use the following links to access the volumes:

  • American Decades, 10 v, (1900-1999) -  By default, the volume for 1900-1909  is displayed, For other decades, see the screenshot on the right for hint on browsing the table of contents for other volumes.

More Resources from GVRL

GVRL (Gale Virtual Reference Library)- additional resources include:

Bowling, Beatniks, and Bell Bottoms, Pop Culture of 20th Century America (e-reference set) covers 1900 to 2009
The hairstyles, slang terms, advertising jingles, pop music sensations, and all else described as popular culture is covered in this 5-vol. reference work.     

By default, the volume for 1900-1910  is displayed, For other decades, select decade from the dropdown menu. 

St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (e-reference set)
"Includes more than 2,700 signed essays ranging from 500 to 2,500 words, written by subject experts and edited to form a consistent, readable, and straightforward reference. Entries include subject-specific bibliographies and, where appropriate, photographs and textual cross-references to related essays." 

Newspapers and Magazines (Digital)

More Digital Resources


Historical Catalogs of Sears, Roebuck and Co.

Historic Catalogs of Sears, Roebuck and Co., 1896-1993 (only available on campus)

Comprising more than 250,000 pages, the historic catalogs of Sears, Robebuck and Co. provide a unique glimpse into how Americans lived beginning in the late nineteenth century and beyond—from how they dressed and decorated their homes to how they worked and played.

This collection is located in Ancestry Library Edition database, which can be accessed from any computer on the Bethune-Cookman Daytona campus.

To access the Sears catalogs in Ancestry Library Edition, click  the following link  Historic Catalogs of Sears, Roebuck and Co., 1896-1993 or you may use the drop-down menu under Search to select Card Catalog.  On the next screen, use the title box and enter "Sears".