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Voting: A Family Affair

Election season is upon us and there’s a good chance your little ones have noticed. From yard signs and to canvassers knocking on your door, the political climate is brewing just as intensely as the fall winds. Involving children in the voting process is a great way to develop a sense of citizens...

Make Your Voice Heard!

Burning to vote, but not quite 18 yet? Here’s some good news: there are plenty of ways to get involved, even before your first trip to the polls. Here are some ideas to kick-start your civic engagement!

 

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USEFUL LINKS FOR THE CIVIC-MINDED AND WELL-INFORMED VOTER

 

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Oklahoma Politics Part 1: Running for office

Ever wonder what it takes to run for public office in Oklahoma? In part one of our two-part series about politics in Oklahoma we talked to one candidate running for Congress, one running for State House of Representatives, and one from the Oklahoma State Election Board to find out what it takes to run for office, and what it's like to be a first time candidate in the Sooner state.

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Oklahoma Politics Part 2: Being Mayor

In part 2 of our exploration of Oklahoma politics we talked with Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt and Village Mayor Sonny Wilkinson about what it's like being the mayor of a city in the state of Oklahoma. 

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History Databases & Resources

Primary sources abound in these databases. Find documents, maps, newspapers, photos, videos, and recordings of the events that shaped our history.

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Access Newspaper Archive

Search tens of millions of U.S. and international newspapers whose coverage goes back more than 400 years.

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African American Heritage

Search historical records for African Americans that include the Federal Census, Marriage and Cohabitation Records, Military Draft and Service Records, Registers of Slaves and Free(d) Persons of Color, Freedman's Bank, and more.

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African American Newspapers (1827-1998)

Search hundreds of African American newspapers from across the United States published during the 19th and 20th centuries.

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African-American History Online

Covers more than 500 years of African-American history using biographies, primary sources, images, videos, timelines, maps, and charts.

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America's Historical Newspapers

This is a searchable collection of early American newspapers from 1690-1999.

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American Indian History Online

Explore more than 15,000 years of culture and history with event and topic entries, biographies, images and videos, maps and charts, legends, primary sources, and timeline entries. 
 

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Legal & Government Databases & Resources

Not sure which government agency to call or need the forms to sell a property? Find a simple guide to the federal government as well as large database of consumer legal forms in our legal databases

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American Law Yearbook

A Guide to the Year's Major Legal Cases and Developments including updates with expanded content with new topics, updates, biographies of prominent figures and government appointees, and other features. Each year's edition contains the full U.S. Supreme Court docket in addition to the non-Supreme Court cases.

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Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids

An educational tool intended to teach K-12 students about our nation’s Federal government, history and political structure. 

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Federal Student Aid

Students planning to attend college or career school can learn about and apply for grants, loans and work-study funds.

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Gale Virtual Reference Library

A virtual bookshelf containing digital copies of reference titles covering a range of subjects including biographies, business, education, multicultural studies, and science.

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Government Printing Office (GPO)

Provides bibliographic information (title, author(s), year, etc.) for U.S. government documents published by the GPO since July 1976 and includes and a list of libraries that own the documents. Coverage includes all types of U.S. government documents such as Congressional reports, hearings, debates, and records, judiciary materials, and documents issued by executive departments (Defense, State, Labor, Office of the President, etc.).

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Journal Record

Online access to Oklahoma’s daily business and legal news source, The Journal Record. Coverage includes daily news as well as the paper’s archives.

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Oklahoma Databases & Resources

All about the Sooner State. Read newspapers since 1901, see photos and watch videos capturing vignettes of the state's history.

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A to Z Maps Online

Provides access to over 100,000 various types of maps for the U.S., world countries and continents. A to Z Maps Online contains a large number of specialized maps like antique maps, bathymetric and fishing maps, climate change maps, environmental maps, geography and geology maps, Holy Land maps, tree and bird distribution maps, and more. It also contains flags from world countries and international organizations.

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A to Z the USA

This database contains state, county and city information for all U.S. states and territories. It lists facts and statistics about arts and culture, climate and weather, demographics, flags and seals, government and politics, history, maps, photos, and more.

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Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers

From the Library of Congress, Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers allows you to search millions of pages of America's historic newspapers from 1789-1963.

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CultureGrams

Contains state and country profiles, graphs and tables, photos, biographical articles, and unique information like recipes from around the world. There is a version of this database just for kids and a version for everyone else.

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History Geo

HistoryGeo.com allows you to search antique maps and atlases and it displays original landowners of the continental United States according to state and federal records. Historygeo provides a single, interactive map containing over 9 million landowners across 21 states. This will be an invaluable tool for your historical and genealogical research.

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Journal Record

Online access to Oklahoma’s daily business and legal news source, The Journal Record. Coverage includes daily news as well as the paper’s archives.

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