Social Studies Databases
Magazines and Newspapers (Periodicals)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Yahoo Current Events
St. Petersburg Times
US News and World Report
History Day Resources
American History Primary Source Documents
(Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History)
Library of Congress
Legislature Information from the Library of Congress
Library of congress catalog, audio, video, exhibits, and more
Wisconsin Historical Society Online Collections
Primary Sources and State History
In the First Person
An index to letters, diaries, oral histories and personal narratives
UWDC: University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
CWDC: Central Wisconsin Digital Collections
AmDocs: Documents for the Study of American History
Avalon Project: Documents in Law, History, and Diplomacy
Making of America
Valley of the Shadow
Dictionary.com - Multiple dictionaries combined.Visuwords - Visual Dictionary
LegalForms: State of Wisconsin
State of Wisconsin Information Server
State of Wisconsin Digital Collections - Brings together, in digital form, two categories of primary and secondary materials
Wisconsin Historical Society - Primary Sources and State HistoryWisconsin Historic Images
History Day Website
National History Day in Wisconsin
Wisconsin Topic Ideas
UWSP Library Catalog
Architect of the Capitol
• Contains a variety of information about the Capitol, including works of art, architecture, and a construction history of the congressional campus (Capitol and House and Senate office buildings).
Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
• Contains biographical profiles of the more than 12,000 individuals who have served in Congress, as well as relevant bibliographic and archival sources.
Center for Legislative Archives
• A component of the National Archives that stores and preserves the records of Congress, including the Records of the U.S. House of Representatives (1789–1989), the Records of the Joint Committees of Congress (1789–1989), and the Recent Records of Congressional Committees.
Government Printing Office
• Source for many congressional publications, including the Congressional Record (1994–2007), House Journal (1991–1999), Congressional Directory (1995–2006), and the print edition of the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774–2005 (in PDF format).
History of the United States Capitol: A Chronicle of Design,
Construction, and Politics
• Online version of William C. Allen’s book on the history of the Capitol.
Library of Congress, “Century of Lawmaking”
• Features searchable databases for the early records of Congress, such as the House Journal, 1789–1875; Annals of Congress, 1789–1824; Register of Debates, 1824–1837; Congressional Globe, 1833–1873; and Congressional Record, 1873–1875.
Library of Congress, THOMAS
• Searchable databases that include information on past (dating back to 1973) and pending legislation.
National Archives - History Day Resources
Office of the Clerk, Art & History
• The Art & History section of the Office of the Clerk contains information on the history of the U.S. House of Representatives, including weekly historical highlights, party divisions, leadership and officers, session dates, and roll call votes for each Congress. Viewers also can take a virtual tour of the House Chamber and review House artifacts.
Senate Historical Office
• Provides information on the history of the U.S. Senate, including historical essays and statistics, oral histories, and relevant bibliographic materials about the institution.