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Destiny Quest Library Catalog

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Open Source Databases

Library of Congress  - The Library of Congress is the research library that officially serves the United States Congress and is the de facto national library of the United States. It is the oldest federal cultural institution in the United States.

Life Magazine Photos 1750-Present Search millions of photographs from the LIFE photo archive, stretching from the 1750s to today. 

National Constitution Center -  The National Constitution Center is a nonprofit, nonpartisan institution devoted to the United States Constitution.


Time Period - Trends

Numbeo - Numbeo is a crowd-sourced global database of reported consumer prices, perceived crime rates, quality of health care, among other statistics.

Education Records

National Center for Education StatisticsThe National Center for Education Statistics is the part of the United States Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences that collects, analyzes, and publishes statistics on education and public school district finance information in the United States.

Presidential Speeches








MillerCenter.orgThe Miller Center is a nonpartisan affiliate of the University of Virginia that specializes in United States presidential scholarship, public policy, and political history and strives to apply the lessons of history to the nation’s most pressing contemporary governance challenges.


United States Department of EducationThe United States Department of Education, also referred to as the ED for Education Department, is a Cabinet-level department of the United States government.

U.S. Department of Education - Laws & Guidance - Find federal education legislation, regulations, guidance, and other policy documents.

Family Life

United States Census Bureau The United States Census Bureau is a principal agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System, responsible for producing data about the American people and economy. The Census Bureau is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce and its director is appointed by the President of the United States.

Prices and Wages by Decade

This guide created by the University of Missouri Libraries points to U.S. government publications showing average retail prices for common items or "necessities of life."  Prices for foods, medicine, articles of clothing, household items, physical goods and common services fall within the domain of this guide.  We've added price data for major purchases -- a house, a car, a college education.

Labor Statistics

Bureau of Labor Statistics - The Bureau of Labor Statistics is a unit of the United States Department of Labor. It is the principal fact-finding agency for the U.S. government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics and serves as a principal agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System.

Numbeo - Numbeo is a crowd-sourced global database of reported consumer prices, perceived crime rates, quality of health care, among other statistics.

First Person Perspectives

Political Climate

Pop Culture - Music, Poetry, literature

Popular culture is generally recognized by members of a society as a set of the practices, beliefs, and objects that are dominant or ubiquitous in a society at a given point in time. Popular culture also encompasses the activities and feelings produced as a result of interaction with these dominant objects.

Billboard Charts Archive - Browse the Billboard music charts dating from the 1950s to present