off-campus access to restricted databases outside
HU-Net, See >>
& Primary Sources
Heritage Virtual Archive Project -
Joint effort by Berkeley, Stanford, Virginia, and
Duke to create a "shared database of EAD-encoded
finding aids describing and providing access to
collections documenting American history and culture." Project
includes selected online finding aids from these
institutions plus Harvard, Libraryof Congress,
Yale, Iowa, UC San Diego.
Memory - "Historical
collections for the National Digital Library" from
the Library of Congress
for the History of Economic Thought -
McMaster University's site with full text of major
writers and links to similar sites. Created and
maintained by Rod Hay.
Yale Law School's collection of historical and
legal texts, primarily British and American, 12th
to 20th century.
the American South -
University of North Carolina's site on the 19th
century American South
- Eurodocs -
primary historical documents from Western Europe.
of America -
University of Michigan's digital library of fulltext
primary sources on American Social History, 1850-1900
of America - Cornell's MOA Journal Collection Twenty-two
periodical titles from the 19th Century.
Medieval and Classical Library -
part of the Berkeley Digital Library SUNsite, this
extensive collection of English translations of
source materials and related links offers searching
and browsing by author, title, subject, or genre.
Readers may also download texts of interest.
and Periodicals of the French Revolution of 1848
War I Document Archive
States Historical Census Data Browser - The
data presented here describe the people and the economy
of the US for each state and county from 1790 to
1970. This site is made available with the
cooperation and consent of the Inter-university Consortium
for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), in Ann
Arbor, Michigan. The data displayed here were
initially created by ICPSR.
Areas / Time Periods
World History -
This site makes extensive use of Shockwave
technology to bring you interactive animations and
Web'n - A
searchable database of over 1000 outstanding Internet
learning sites categorized by subject area, audience,
and type (lessons, activities, projects, resources,
references, & tools).
War Photographs - Contains
1,118 photographs. Most of the images were made under
the supervision of Mathew B. Brady, and include scenes
of military personnel, preparations for battle, and
battle after-effects. The collection also includes
portraits of both Confederate and Union officers,
and a selection of enlisted men.
Resources for Women's History - Search
by topics, by region, and by era. Includes
biographies, quotations, and articles.
First: Black History Activities - Web
sites created as models to suggest ways to integrate
the WWW and videoconferencing into classroom learning.
Gilded Age: Documenting Industry in America - Learning
activity where the assignment is to produce a 10-15
minute segment of a documentary highlighting the
many aspects of society that made up the Gilded Age:
technological innovation, big business, urbanization,
immigration, and reaction to the period.
American Speeches: 80 Years of Oratory - Includes
archives, audio clips, and interactive quizzes.
House: Books, Stories and Historical Trivia - Fun
and useful stories about "travails of ordinary
citizens, salacious doings of higher mortals, stumbling
ignorance of powerful sovereigns, and surprising
stories about people no smarter or dumber than we
are. The column "Under the Sun" examines
important current events and looks for precedents
for Learning Technologies (ILT) - Affiliated
with Teachers College, Columbia University, ILT uses "digital
technologies as means to effect humane reform in
education." Some of its projects are available
online e.g. Harlem Renaissance.
Project - The
Perseus Project is an evolving digital library of
resources for the study of the ancient world and
History: Central Catalogue - The
oldest catalog of the web, run by a loose confederation
of volunteers, who compile pages of key links for
particular areas in which they are expert. Even
though it isn't the biggest index of the web, the
VL pages are widely recognized as being amongst the
highest quality guides to particular sections of
- AMDOCS - Documents
for the study of American History. Full texts of
many significant documents in American history, from
Christopher Columbus' Letter to the King and Queen
of Spain to the present.
and British History Resources on the Internet - Scholarly
resources divided into category by chronology, subject,
Women's History: A Research
Guide - Prepared
by the Middle Tennessee State University. Includes
primary and secondary sources, biographies, and statistics.
and Manuscript Collections - Selective
guide to archives and manuscript collections. It
includes national libraries, state archives and libraries,
college and university collections, and society archives.
Early America - Sources
from 18th century America: major documents,
selections from newspapers and magazines, maps and
Chronology of US Historical Documents - Contains
links to full texts of significant document in the
history of the United States. Documents from
the Magna Carta (1215) through acts, constitutions,
and speeches into the 1990s are divided into chronological
Homepage - Information
on explorers and their discoveries. Includes
biographies as well as bibliographies of primary
sources with actual text. Links to other sites.
to World History - Collection
of resources including search utilities, internet
discussion lists, images, electronic documents, etc.
and Social Science OnLine - Consists
of more than 80 moderated discussion lists in the
humanities and social sciences with a strong emphasis
on history. Focuses on faculty, but graduate students
may join. Includes book reviews, job announcements,
notices of conferences, and course syllabi.
Text Archive - Housed
at Mississippi State University, it includes original
material, electronic reprints of books, and links
to other web sites. Organized by geography/countries
Resources at SFU and Beyond - Maintained
at Simon Fraser University in Canada, this site is
for the beginning history student wishing to learn
about resources in history on the world wide web.
Includes student guides and links to history departments
and professional history organizations.
Sites listed in the Librarians'
Index to the Internet - Long
annotated list of history sites of all types.
Web Links to History Resources - From
the history department at UC Riverside, this index
of web sites is intended to be a supplement to standard
historical research sources; it's purpose is to "to
introduce the diversity of educational and research
resources available on the web not ordinarily consulted
by historians and history students. Such sites include
antique and decorator catalogues, real estate ads
for historical properties, post cards, genealogy
resources, local historical societies, museums outside
the U.S., travel agency and tourism information,
and nonprofessional and a-vocational
History Sourcebooks Project
State Resources for Historians - One
of the best known meta sites
on the WWW.
of Congress - Provides
access to some of the wealth of resources, published
and unpublished, listed in the catalogs of this world
renowned library, as well as exhibits, the American
Memory Project, and current information about the
of America - An
interdisciplinary digital library of primary sources
in American social history from the ante-bellum period
through reconstruction. Made up of the images of
pages of hundreds of books and thousands of journals
published in the 19th. century. In addition to history,
emphasizes education, psychology, sociology, religion,
science and technology.
Archives and Records Administration - Makes
available to the public the records of the three
branches of government in several formats: textual,
audiovisual, cartographic, and electronic. Has an
electronic version of the latest edition of the Guide
to Federal Records in the National Archives.
Union Catalog of Manuscript Collection (NUCMC) - Provides
access to brief records for manuscripts in NUCMC
maintained on the Research Libraries Information
Library Map Collection - Has
electronic maps for all regions of the world with
emphasis on the US. Includes historical maps for
states and cities, gazetteers and other cartographic
reference sources and maps of current hot spots in
Catalogs on the World Wide Web - Indexed
by geography and type of library. In addition to
links to library catalogs, there are links to publishers
in the US and over 50 foreign countries.
Web Virtual Library: History (at the University of
Kansas) - A
very broad and comprehensive guide to history resources
on the internet, including many hundreds of links
to sites for electronic texts, manuscripts, images,
bibliographies, guides to archives and museums, indexes,
information on organizations in the field of history,
discussion groups and electronic journals, etc. Resources
are organized by topic alphabetically, by era, and
Services for Historians (The Association for History
and Computing) - Emphasizes
sources for European history.
Academy of Arts and Sciences
Historical Association (AHA) - The
professional organization for historians specializing
in any field of history. Has membership information,
association publications, and selected articles from
Association for History and Computing (AHC) - Dedicated
to the use of computers in historical research. Publishes The
Journal of the Association for History and Computing which
is available only electronically.
Association for State and Local History (AASLH) - Provides
leadership, service, and support for its members,
who preserve and interpret state and local history.
for the Study of African-American Life and History
(ASALH) - ASALH
was founded in 1915 by Carter G. Woodson, a Harvard
trained scholar and international educator who was
the son of former slaves. Woodson committed his life
to research on the African American past and to the
dissemination of knowledge about the African American
in the new world. ASALH archives sociological and
historical data, publishes books, promotes the study
of African American life and history and encourages
racial harmony through the organization and work
of clubs and schools. In 1916, ASALH published the
first issue of the "Journal of Negro History," a
highly respected and scholarly digest which was followed
by the "Negro History Bulletin," a widely
circulated historically oriented magazine.
History Association - A
non-profit historical and educational organization
dedicated to accurate re-creations of history.
History Association (OHA) - Established
in 1966 to bring together all persons interested
in oral history as a way of collecting human memories.
With an international membership, the OHA serves
a broad and diverse audience. Local historians, librarians
and archivists, students, journalists, teachers,
and academic scholars from many fields have found
that the OHA provides both professional guidance
and collegial environment for sharing information.
of American Historians (OAH) - The
professional organization for historians specializing
in American history. Contains information about membership,
programs and services, association publications and
links to other history related web sites.
History Association (WHA) - Focuses
on the development of world history research and
its relationship to the conceptualization, methodology,
and teaching of world history.