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Research Resources: Subject Guides: History


Contents

  1. Indexes, Abstracts & Full-Text Databases
  2. Dictionaries, Encyclopedias & Handbooks
  3. Selected Online Resources
  4. General Resources
  5. Specialized Resources
  6. Full-Text Resources

Indexes, Abstracts & Full-Text Databases


Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, Handbooks & Bibliographies


Selected Online Resources


General Resources
The American Historical Association
The professional association for all historians.

Historical US Data Census Browser
The data presented here describe the people and the economy of the US for each state and county from 1790 to 1970. A powerful tool for identifying population trends.

The History Index
An amazingly complete site to find links to history related topics based on region, time or subject.

Horus' Web Links to History Resources
An award winning sites comprised of reputable links for scholars of history.


Specialized Resources
African American Voices: Digital History
A simple database edited by Steven Mintz of the University of Houston. The plain web appearance belies its usefulness as each excerpt is given full citation. Excellent for locating primary resources.

The American Civil War Homepage
The American Civil War Homepage is an excellent place to begin Civil War research because it gathers together in one place to the most useful identified electronic files on the subject.

American Memory
The American Memory Historical Collections, a major component of the Library's National Digital Library Program, are multimedia collections of digitized documents, photographs, recorded sound, moving pictures, and text from the Library of Congress' Americana collections. Note the database of battlefield photos from the Civil War.

Americanpresident.org
Comprehensive non-partisan resource on the history and function of the American presidency. Facilitated by the University of Virginia's Miller Center of Public Affairs.

Civil War Soldiers & Sailors
This National Park Service site provides the most complete information on individual soldiers, sailors, individual regiments, battles, prisoners of war, and cemeteries.

The Constitution of the USA
This site provides an analysis and interpretation as well as annotations of cases decided by the Supreme Court of the United States.

Documenting the American South
Documenting the American South (DAS) is a collection of sources on Southern history, literature and culture from the colonial period through the first decades of the 20th century.

Freedmen and Southern Society Project
The Freedmen and Southern Society Project was established to capture the essence of the post Civil War social revolution by depicting the drama of emancipation in the words of the participants: liberated slaves and defeated slaveholders, soldiers and civilians, common folk and the elite, Northerners and Southerners.

Immigration to the United States, 1789-1930
Harvard University Libraries online access to U.S. immigration resources, which include approximately 1,800 books and pamphlets, 9,000 photographs, and over 10,000 pages from manuscripts and archival collections. "Highly recommended" by Choice Reviews for Academic LIbraries.

Institute for Global Communications
Connecting the people who are changing the world.

Life Photo Archive Hosted by Google
Search millions of photographs from the LIFE photo archive, stretching from the 1750s to today. Most were never published and are now available for the first time through the joint work of LIFE and Google.

Miller Center (University of Virginia)
The Miller Center is a nonpartisan institute that seeks to expand understanding of the presidency, policy, and political history, providing critical insights for the nation's governance challenges.

Scripps Library and Multimedia Archive
Serves as a research facility for scholars of U. S. public policy. The Library1s collection is a specialized one focused on American politics and history with special attention paid to the American Presidency. Produced by the University of Virginia's Miller Center of Public Affairs

Women in America 1820-1842
The writings and observations of eighteen travelers, Irish, German, Scotch, English, and French, are pieced together form a more complete and varied picture of the life of 19th century American women than can be gleaned from their compatriots.

The Valley of the Shadow
The Valley of the Shadow Project takes two communities, one Northern and one Southern, Augusta County, Virginia, and Franklin County, Pennsylvania, through the experience of the American Civil War via thousands of sources including newspapers, letters, diaries, photographs, maps, church records, population census, agricultural census, and military records.


Full-Text Resources
Accessible Archives
Primary source material from 18th and 19th century periodicals. Includes Godey's Ladies Book (1830-80), The Pennsylvania Gazette, Civil War: A Newspaper Perspective, African American Newspapers: The 19th Century, PA Newspaper Record: Delaware County (1819-70), and PA Genealogical Catalog: Chester County (1809-70).

American National Biography
The American National Biography includes more than 17,400 men and women whose lives have shaped this nation.

Archiving Early America
Although a commercial site, you can access primary sources from 18th Century America; newspapers, maps and writings to get ideas and support your research.

The Avalon Project, Documents in Law, History and Government
Although a commercial site, you can access primary sources from 18th Century America; newspapers, maps and writings to get ideas and support your research.

Cobbett's Parliamentary History of England
Digitized version of all 36 volumes, from 1066-1803.

Hansard Parliamentary Debates
Digitized Official Report of debates from the British Parliament, from 1803 through the present.

HarpWeek: the Civil War Era 1857-77
Access to a 21-year period of Harper's Weekly covering the Civil War and Reconstruction Era. Provides both text and image searching capabilities.

Making of America (Cornell)
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. This site provides access to 267 monograph volumes and over 100,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints.

Making of America (University of Michigan)
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 10,000 books and 50,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints.

Nineteenth Century Documents Project
This collection includes accurate transcriptions of many important and representative primary texts from nineteenth century American history, with special emphasis on those sources that shed light on sectional conflict and transformations in regional identity.


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