- American Civil War Homepage
The American Civil War Homepage gathers together in one place hypertext links to the most useful identified electronic files about the American Civil War (1861-1865). This page opens a gateway to the Internet's multi-formatted resources about this seminal event. An outline of the resources includes Biographical Information, State/Local Studies by State, The Secession Crisis and Before, Histories and Bibliographies, Battles & Campaigns, Civil War Reenactors, Images of Wartime, Documentary Records, Rosters & Regimental Histories, and Civil War Round Tables.
- American Women's History: A Research Guide
Provides citations to print and Internet reference sources, as well as to selected large primary source collections. Also contains information on the tools researchers can use to find additional books, articles, dissertations, and primary sources. The research guide is divided into five main sections: General Reference and Biographical Sources, Subject Index to Research Sources, State and Regional History Sources, Finding Books, Journal Articles, Theses, and Finding Primary Sources.
- Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project
(LOC) This site contains more than 2,300 first-person accounts of slavery and 500 black-and- white photographs of former slaves. These narratives were collected in the 1930s as part of the Federal Writers' Project of the WPA and assembled and microfilmed in 1941 as the seventeen-volume Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves. This on-line collection is a joint presentation of the Manuscript and Prints and Photographs Divisions of the Library of Congress and includes more than 200 photographs that are made available to the public for the first time.
HarpWeek provides electronic access to Harper’s Weekly, the illustrated 19th century journal, for a 56-year period from 1857-1912. Harper’s Weekly is one of the most important primary resources for examining 19th-century America on a cumulative week to week basis. This database makes it possible for the user to discover news stories, cartoons, editorials, biographies, literature, and even advertisements that shaped and reflected public opinion in this era. The pages have been scanned as facsimile images and there is both thesaurus-based indexing and searchable full-text which provides access to precise information.
- Index of Native American Resources on the Internet
(WWW Virtual Library) This site is constructed primarily to provide information resources to the Native American community and only secondarily to the general community. The information is organized to make it useful to the Native American and educational communities. Included in the site is a list of available resources. Among the wide ranging selections are Education, Genealogy, Government, Gaming, Artists, and Jobs. This site is a cooperative venture, but it is maintained by a single individual.
- Women in American History
(Encyclopaedia Britannica) Provides an introduction to American women's history from 1600 to the present. Women in American History includes unsigned articles on women of note with their biographies arranged both alphabetically and by category. There is also a media gallery with audio and video clips. "In Her Own Words" contains some of the primary documents important in American Women's History. Britannica Classics includes articles written for the Encyclopedia by women. Also includes "Women's History on the Web", a bibliography with a link to Barnes and Noble, and a study guide.
- Women Working, 1800-1930
(Harvard University) Women Working, 1800 - 1930 isa digital collection of primary source materials for teaching, learning, and research. It provides access to digitized historical, manuscript, and image resources selected from Harvard's library and museum collections. This collection explores women's roles in the US economy between the Civil War and the Great Depression. Working conditions, conditions in the home, costs of living, recreation, health and hygiene, conduct of life, policies and regulations governing the workplace, and social issues are all well documented. The collection currently contains 2,396 books and pamphlets, 1,075 photographs, and 5,000 pages from manuscript collections.
Other World Regions
- Britannia (magazine) History
This site is a comprehensive treatment of the times, places, events, and people of British history. It features narrative histories of England, Wales, Scotland, and London, timelines, biographies, glossaries, bibliographies, and historical documents. It provides links to downloads of photographs, videos, and maps. It also includes several United Kingdom travel links.
- EuroDocs: Western European Primary Historical Documents
The links on this site, indexed by country, connect to Western European (mainly primary) historical documents that are transcribed, reproduced in facsimile, or translated. They shed light on key historical happenings within the respective countries and within the broadest sense of political, economic, social, and cultural history The order of the documents is chronological wherever possible. The primary goal of this site is to provide Western European specialists with information for their work.
- The WWW Virtual Library: Russian and East European Studies
This site is a comprehensive index of electronic information resources on Russia, the countries of Eastern and Central Europe, CIS/NIS, and the Soviet Union. It is possible to browse REESWeb's annotated links using subject, geographical region, culture, or time period. There is also a Keyword search. Using the Events Calendar it is possible to find out what is going on around the world concerning Russia and Eastern Europe. It is sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh.
- American and British History Resources
(Rutgers U.) This site provides links to American and British history reference resources, including maps, statistics, American and British history bibliographies, electronic journals, book reviews, biographies, curricula, sand syllabi. There are links to full text documents organized by period and subject. It also includes archival and manuscript guides as well as general history portals.
- American History Documents
This site contains an index of the primary sources and transcripts included in "A Hypertext on American History." As this was a student project, it is difficult to know which documents were included but the Colonial and Revolutionary period are covered best and information is constantly being added.
- American Memory
(Library of Congress) The American Memory Historical Collections, a major component of the Library of Congress' National Digital Library Program, are multimedia collections of digitized documents, photographs, recorded sound, moving pictures, and text from the Library's Americana collections. There are currently more than 100 collections in the American Memory Historical Collections.
- Chronology of U.S. Historical Documents
This site contains links to American Historical Documents beginning in the 17th century through the 20th into the 21st. It also contains a guide to American flags. The University of Oklahoma Law Center maintains this site as a public service.
- A Hypertext on American History
The main body of this hypertext project comes from a number of United States Information Agency publications: An Outline of American History, An Outline of the American Economy, An Outline of American Government, and An Outline of American Literature. The text of these outlines has not been changed, but they have been enriched with hypertext-links to relevant documents, original essays, and other internet sites, and to other Outlines.
- The Luminarium
This site provides a starting point for students and enthusiasts of English Literature. It provides an anthology of Middle English literature (1350-1485), 16th Century Renaissance English literature (1485-1603), and Early 17th Century literature (1603- 1660). It includes both texts and essays. There is also a bookstore and a poster store.
Guides to History Websites
- Expanded Academic Index
On and Off Campus Access
(1980 to present) Indexes general interest magazines and core scholarly journals from all subject areas. Many articles in Full Text. Regis barcode required to access this database from off campus.