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United States History

NOTE: For links dealing with specific historical eras, such as The Civil War, The New Deal Era, etc., and on specific topics, such as Women in History or African Americans in History, click on this link.
Databases

Academic Search Premier is a large multi-disciplinary academic database that contains over 4,000 full-text titles. Over 3,100 of these titles are peer-reviewed.

Arts and Sciences Collection (JSTOR) offers full-text access to 117 titles in various areas, including Anthropology, Economics, History, Political Science, Population Studies, Sociology, and Statistics.

Biography Resource Center provides access to award-winning GaleGroup reference sources and includes full-text articles from hundreds of periodicals.

In the First Person: Index to Letters, Diaries, Oral Histories, and Other Personal Narratives is a new, free library index that lets users perform in-depth field and keyword searches across all letters, diaries, oral histories, memoirs, and autobiographies within scholarly materials that are freely available on the Web and Alexander Street databases. With a single search, users can access thousands of personal narratives in English from archives and repositories everywhere. The search returns citation information and links to full text, audio, and video whenever available.

Military and Government Collection offers current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government by indexing and abstracting over 400 periodical titles, 300 of which are available full-text.

Recommended Websites

About.com Guides list 30 subjects with links to more than 700 sites covering centuries, biographies, and topics reflecting traditional time frames, major events, gender, race, and ethnicity.

American and British History Research Guides include reference sources, archival and manuscript guides, general history portals, and is organized by subject and period. It includes full-text documents.

American Memory is the Library of Congress’ digital library, with more than 7 million digitized items from more than 100 historical collections, including text, photographs, film, maps, and music.

Avalon Project collects legal, historical, and diplomatic documents such as colonial charters and grants, state constitutions from 1776 to present, U.S. statues on slavery and on Native Americans, papers of the Confederate States of America, treaties with Native Americans and with foreign countries, and economic and legal treatises.

Best of History Websites is an award-winning portal created for history teachers, students, and general history enthusiasts. BOHWS contains annotated links to over 1000 history web sites as well links to hundreds of quality K-12 history lesson plans, history teacher guides, history activities, history games, history quizzes, and more throughout its pages.

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History Buff is a historical reference of press coverage from the 16th century to 20th century.

Historical Maps of the U.S. this Univesity of Texas map library concentrates on early inhabitants, exploration and settlement, U.S. territorial growth, military history, later historical periods, and other historical maps sites.

Historical New York Times Project offers historic issues from the New York Times, currently from 1860-1869 and 1900-1907.

Making of America includes more than 4 million pages from more than 13,000 volumes of primary source materials found in the libraries at Cornell University. Its companion site is at the University of Michigan.

National Archives and Records Adminstration (NARA) is the offical despository for U.S. government materials, including copies of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.

United States Historical Census Data Browser contains browsable data files that describe the people and the economy of each state and county from 1790 to 1960.

WWW Virtual Library: United States History organizes information into three major categories: research tools, historical topics, and chronological periods–from pre-Columbian contact to the 20th century.

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