An excellent online resource offered through the University Libraries, Daily Life through History will help you explore arts and culture throughout the world, from prehistory through the 20th century. (If you are off-campus, you will be asked to log-in with your UArts email username and password.)
Start here for all your historical research needs. Search by era, such as Renaissance Europe, the Roman Empire, or Contemporary America (Hey First Year Writers – this is perfect for all that decades research!). Each section contains a thorough review of the domestic and political trends and events, with links to images and maps, and recommended further reading. The section Idea Exchange documents scholarly opinions on contemporary topics such as the Internet’s impact on the individual or questioning if women’s lives are better now than in the past.