History Resources

 

American Memory Project (Library of Congress)

The American Memory pilot is a model for digital access to historical collections. American historical and cultural primary source materials in digital form, selected for conversion from the Library's vast holdings. Contains documents, maps, sound recordings, motion pictures, and photos.

 

Arab Spring: An Interactive Timeline (Guardian, UK)

An interactive timeline tracing the pro-democracy rebellions in the Middle East that began in December 2010.

 

BUBL LINK History Sites

Index with extensive links to history sources.

 

Core Documents of the U. S. Democracy

Provides a core group of current and historical Government publications, made available for free, permanent, public access via GPO Access. These titles contain information which is vital to the democratic process and critical to an informed electorate.

 

Encyclopedia Titanica

This site, built by historians and enthusiasts, tells the story of the RMS Titanic and its passengers, featuring biographies, related documents, and photographs.

 

Handbook of Civil War Texas

Provided by the Texas State Historical Association as part of the Handbook of Texas.

 

The History Guide: Resources for Historians

Provides a selected list of Internet resources for historians.

 

Library of Congress Handbook on Latin American Studies

The Handbook is a bibliography on Latin America consisting of works selected and annotated by scholars. Edited by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress, the multidisciplinary Handbook alternates annually between the social sciences and the humanities. Each year, more than 130 academics from around the world choose over 5,000 works for inclusion in the Handbook. Continuously published since 1936, the Handbook offers Latin Americanists an essential guide to available resources.

 

National Security Archives

Declassified documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act collected by the independent nongovernmental research institute and library at George Washington University.

 

Northeast Texas Digital Collections

Digitized records of historical note for Cooke County. A joint project of the Cooke County Library, the Morton Museum, and Texas A&M--Commerce.

 

PBS Online History

Covers world history, American history, history on television, in the classroom, and biographies.

 

Perseus Digital Library

Growing digital library of resources for the study of the ancient world. Text, images, and commentary are available for the study of ancient Greek literature, history, art and archeology. Ancient Greek texts are generally available both in the original and in English translation with links to commentaries.

 

Portal to Texas History

Created and maintained by the University of North Texas, the Portal is a gateway to Texas history materials. You may discover anything from an ancestor's picture to a rare historical map. From prehistory to the present day, you can explore unique collections from Texas libraries, museums, archives, historical societies, genealogical societies, and private family collections.


 

Reading, Writing, and Researching for History: A Student Guide

"Extensive collection of style and study guides for history courses, covering topics of interest to any student ofhistory. Includes instructions on reading primary and secondary sources, the three parts of the history paper, developing a thesis, style and grammar for historians, researching and writing research papers, using source material, writing a take-home essay exam, and more." (Bowdoin College)

 

Texas Handbook

The Handbook of Texas Online is a multidisciplinary encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture sponsored by the Texas State Historical Association and the General Libraries at UT Austin.

 

Today in History

Historical facts highlighted by items from the American Memory collections (Library of Congress).

 

Virtual Jamestown

A well-organized site with excellent primary and secondary resources for researchers of varying ages who are interested in exploring 17th century history or the role of this colony in American history.

 

World Digital Library

Makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world.