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US History-Living History Project: 2008 Economic Crisis

Reference, primary sources, news coverage, and web resources to help you contextualize the period of U.S. history you are researching.


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GBS Database Resources

Top US News Sources (Databases & Websites)

Use the date limiters in the GBS Databases to locate articles written at the time of the Great Recession for primary source research. 

Most news sites will let you sort results by date or relevance. Use the Date option for primary sources.

Meltdown: The Men Who Crashed the World (CBC)

Database Key

primary : Contains primary sources.

starter : Great resource for beginning research.

News : Contains news and/or other current events resources.

scholarly : Contains articles from academic and professional journals.

: Requires username & password from home.

: Text-to-Speech function.

: Contains audio.

Web Resources

Home Access to Databases

All GBS Library databases and e-books are accessible from home with your GBS Username & Password. 

If you see the screen shown below, use your GBS username (ID number only) and password to log in. Use the same username & password you use to log into all other GBS resources (Power School, library lab computers, etc):

If you don't see this screen but are still asked for a username and password:

Click HERE** to access the old-school password list and use the passwords on the list to log in.

If you are having login trouble, please let the Library know by filling out this brief Login Problems Form  so we can fix it.

**You will have to be logged into your GBS Google Apps account to access the document.


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