Internet Reference Library




AMDOCS: Documents for the Study of American History
Websites with information about american history beginning in the 800's.

American Choices: Understanding Foreign Policy Debates
A self-assessment tool on your beliefs about foreign policy

American Journeys -- Eyewitness Accounts of Early American Exploration and Settlement: A Digital Library and Learning Center
Eyewitness accounts of early North American exploration

American Memory from the Library of Congress
This digitial record of American history provides written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience

The Avalon Project at the Yale Law School
Documents in law, history and diplomacy

The American Presidency Project
"Documents covering all 43 presidencies including public papers, executive orders, proclamations, addresses, and press conferences" are accessible from this website. (Choice)

American Women: A Gateway to Library of Congress Resources for the Study of Women's History
A research guide for the study of women's history

Best of History Web Sites
Best of History Web Sites provides access to over 1000 history-oriented web sites that have been reviewed for quality, accuracy, and usefulness

Biographical Directory of the United States Congress: 1774-present
Brief bio of people who served in the United States Congress

Center for History and New Media
CHNM combines cutting edge digital media with historical scholarship to promote an inclusive and democratic understanding of the past as well as a broad historical literacy

Documents for the Study of American History
Historical addresses, maps and other documents

EuroDocs: Primary Historical Documents from Western Europe
Images and documents on key historical happenings

First Person: Index to Letters, Diaries, Oral Histories, and Other Personal Narratives
Letters, diaries, oral histories, memoirs, and autobiographies within scholarly materials

Fourth World Documentation Project
The Center for World Indigenous Studiesdocuments the knowledge and ideas of indigenous peoples

Historical Primary Sources on the Web
A users guide for finding and evaluating primary sources on the Internet

Historical Text Archive
Historical articles, books and links to web sites

Historical United States Census Data Browser
A tool for generating historical data and maps

Internet Modern History Sourcebook
Primary sources on modern European and American history

Links to the Past (National Park Service)
Historical cultural resources of the United States

National Archives & Records Administration
The National Archives of government records

National Register of Historic Places
Information on the historic and archeological resources of the United States

PA's Past; Digital Bookshelf at Penn State
A digital collection with "Pennsylvania county histories, atlases and Civil War regimental histories."  

Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies
This is the official digital archive of Pennsylvania History beginning with Vol. 1 (1934) and continuing up through Vol. 67 (2000)

Periodical Historical Atlas of Europe
An atlas depicting the states of Europe from AD 1 to AD 2000

The Proceedings of the Old Bailey London 1674 to 1834
Accounts of over 100,000 criminal trials held at London's central criminal court.

The Study of American History
Websites with information of the important developments that took place in American history.

U. S. Historical Documents
A chronology of United States historical documents


Internet Resources on Ancient History

Internet Resources on Medieval History

Labyrinth Home Page: Medieval History Resources

NetSerf: The Internet Connection for Medieval Resources
Over 1,600 annotated links on the Middle Ages, categorized by subject (archaeology, architecture, art, Arthuriana, civilizations, culture, drama, history, law, literature, music, people, philosophy, religion, science and technology, and women). The "Research Center" links include archives, libraries, articles and papers, associations, organizations, societies, bibliographies, and conferences and seminars. Other points of interest are top medieval sites and a glossary. Note: not updated since 2003 but still in good shape. (LII)

Online Medieval and Classical Library
Full text editions of over thirty "literary works of Classical and Medieval civilization." Searchable; and browsable by title, author, genre and language. Includes allegories, Arthurian legends, Icelandic sagas, and more. Maintained by librarian Roy Tennant. (LII)

The ORB: The Online Reference Book for Medieval Studies
A peer-reviewed site of texts, encyclopedia, bibliographies and Web sites

Early Modern Period: 1485-1800

American Revolution

The Annotated Constitution

Columbus and the Age of Discovery

Columbus Navigation Homepage

Declaring Independence: Drafting the Documents: Drafts of The Declaration of Independence
An exhibit about the drafting of the Declaration of Independence. Includes a chronology of events, a brief history, and images of key documents, such as a "fragment of the earliest known draft of the Declaration of Independence, written by Thomas Jefferson in June 1776." From the Library of Congress. (LII)

Documents from the Continental Congress and Constitutional Convention, 1774-1789
"The Continental Congress Broadside Collection (253 titles) and the Constitutional Convention Broadside Collection (21 titles) contain 274 documents relating to the work of Congress and the drafting and ratification of the Constitution. Items include extracts of the journals of Congress, resolutions, proclamations, committee reports, treaties, and early printed versions of the United States Constitution and the Declaration of Independence." Includes a related essay and timelines. From the American Memory Project of the Library of Congress. (LII)

LIBERTY! The American Revolution from PBS
Companion to a Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) documentary series "about the birth of the American Republic and the struggle of a loosely connected group of states to become a nation." Features a timeline (from 1760, when George III ascended the throne, through 1791), details about defining events (such as the Boston Tea Party, 1774, and the Declaration of Independence, 1776), material about daily life and the military in the Colonies, and more. (LII)

Papers of George Washington
Over 135,000 documents relating to George Washington have been collected by the University of Virginia for eventual compilation in the printed Letterpress Edition, which will have approximately 90 volumes. This site provides excerpts from this massive project, selected articles about Washington, and an index to the names of people identified in the series. (LII)


19th Century

American West
This site covers the "history and development of the American West, from the Frontier and Pioneer days of the Wild West, to today's Modern West." It includes information and links about: westward expansion; trails; cowboys; Native Americans including Sitting Bull; pioneers; trappers; scouts; gunslingers and outlaws: Doc Holliday, Kit Carson, Wyatt Earp, Wild Bill Hickock, Davy Crockett, Daniel Boone, Billy the Kid, Jesse James, Buffalo Bill; ghost towns: Dodge City, Tombstone, O.K. Corral, Virginia City; "and anything of interest or of significance west of the Mississippi River." (LII)

Civil War Resources

Harrisburg's Old 8th Ward

Lewis and Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery
This Web site is designed to accompany the Ken Burns documentary and includes expedition maps and journals, a timeline, opinions from historians, classroom resources, and more. Information on Sacagawea can be found in the list of the corps members. Related Web sites and a bibliography of other resources are also included.(LII

Making of America

Making of American
"A digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. The collection currently contains approximately 8,500 books and 50,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints." Searchable and browsable. A project of the University of Michigan and Cornell University (the "about" page has a link to Cornell's MoA database). (LII)

National American Woman Suffrage Association

Victoria Research Web

Views of the Famine
A collection of British newspaper articles and over 100 illustrations relating to the Great Irish Famine in 1847. Articles appeared in the Illustrated London News, the Cork Examiner, the Pictorial Times, and Punch, which demonstrate the range of opinions on the famine and the Irish people held by the British press and their readers. The site also features a detailed account written by two travelers that spent 24 hours in a small town in southern Ireland in March 1847. (LII)



20th Century

America: From the Great Depression to World War II
More than 160,000 black and white and 1600 color photographs from the Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information collection have been digitized. Includes scenes of rural and small-town life, migrant labor, the effects of the Great Depression, and mobilization for World War II. Keyword searchable and browsable by subject, creator (photographers such as Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Ben Shahn, and Gordon Parks) and place. From the American Memory Project of the Library of Congress. (LII)

American Cultural History: The 20th Century

Cold War from CNN

Cold War International History Project

Edwin Moise bibliography of the Vietnam war

First World War.Com

Historical atlas of the twentieth century

Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project
"The King Papers Project is a major research effort to assemble and disseminate historical information concerning Martin Luther King, Jr. and the social movements in which he participated." This site features papers, speeches, sermons, a biography, an excerpt from his autobiography, a chronology, and articles. Includes related links. From Stanford University. (LII)

NASA History Office

U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

Historical Text Archive

War, Conflict and Progress

The World War I Document Archive

World War I-"Trenches on the WEB"

World War II Resources

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