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U.S. History
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Topics include literature, art, biography, business, religion, science, education, history, law, social science, medicine, multicultural studies, and general reference. Your favorite Gale reference book is in this resource. more info.
U.S. History In Context
Primary documents, secondary sources, and journal articles covering all areas of U.S. history. Formerly titled History Resource Center: U.S. more info.
Biography In Context
Biographical information on people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas. Searchable by birth and death years and places, nationality, ethnicity, occupation or gender. Results include images, audio, and articles from periodicals and reference books. more info.
American Periodicals Series Online, 1740–1941
Digitized images of articles from 1740-1940 covering art, history, literature, politics, education and general news. Original typography, drawings, graphic elements, and article layouts. more info.
World History In Context
Broad coverage moving chronologically from antiquity to the present and geographically around the globe. Content includes primary sources, reference books, periodicals, maps, atlases and images. more info.
American Indian Experience
Offers articles as well as primary documents, including treaties, speeches, traditional tales, maps and photos. more info.
Social Explorer
Create maps and reports to illustrate, analyze and understand demography and social change. Current and historical US Census, from 1790 to 2000, plus the first 2010 census data release. more info.
Biography & Genealogy Master Index
Locate biographical citations for more than 1,000 volumes and editions of current and retrospective biographical reference sources. more info.
Ancestry Library Edition
An ever expanding collection of records, including U.S. Federal Census records, passenger lists, birth, death, marriage, and military records, family and local history collections, newspapers and directories. Also includes international records. Available only on library workstations. more info.
  Index of Native American History Resources on the Internet 
History by and about Native Americans.
War Letters Legacy Project  
The Legacy Project is a national all volunteer organization that locates and preserves the correspond...more
World War II Records | National Archives 
The largest repository of military information for the United States. A user friendly site for historical rese...more
Soldiers & Sailors 
This site offers computerized database containing basic facts about servicemen who served on both sides during...more
Digital History 
American history for students and teachers including timelines, an online textbook, and primary documents.
History Place 
American history from early exploration to modern times; includes timelines and presidential profiles.
Digital Public Library of America 
The DPLA...more
Civil War: 150 Years 
This National Park Service site includes a timeline that links to: historic events during the Civil War and co...more
Historical Census Browser 
Demographic, economic and social data from the U.S. Federal Census 1790-1960.
National Register of Historic Places 
Over 80,000 historically important cultural places, including almost 2,500 National Historic Landmarks.
Feeding America 
Digital images, including recipes, from historic American cookbooks.
American FactFinder 
Great source for population, housing, economic and geographic data for the United States. Check out the Fact S...more
Documentary History of Emancipation 1861-1867  
From the Freedmen and Southern Society Project, these transcribed letters, documents and the chronolo...more
Gilder Lehrman Insitute of American History  
Online exhibition of letters and audio features correspondence from over 200 years of American conflicts rangi...more
The Smithsonian 
American social and cultural history, an online photography exhibit, and current museum exhibits.
National Women's History Project 
Almost 200 sites on women's history in the United States.
History Channel 
Online museum tour, historic sites to visit within the U.S., and a "This Day in History" feature.
Black Past 
Online encyclopedia of African American history; includes primary documents.
New York Public Library Digital Gallery 
Thousands of historical images covering general topics, African American culture, New York and more.
Valley of the Shadow Project  
Includes primary source material from men and women from Pennsylvania and Virginia County during the Civil War...more
Statistical Abstract 
Published since 1878, this is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, politic...more
Civil War: Women and the Homefront 
Primary sources on women during the Civil War.
The Newberry Library 
The Newberry Library has extensive genealogy and local history resources. Check out their rich collections of ...more

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