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Encyclopedias
 
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Wikipedia - Not always reliable, cite sources of information.
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Databases

 
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Issues Researcher
 
History Reference Center
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Decades
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Literary Reference Center
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Biography Reference

 

Access Newspaper Archive

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Wisconsin Newspapers Digital Research Site

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Science Reference Center
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Business Research Database
 
 
 


 


 






Magazines and Newspapers (Periodicals)

 
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Primary Sources

     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
British and Irish women’s letters and diaries: from 1500-1900
North American women’s letters and diaries

African American biographical database: AABD
Early English books online


AmDocs: Documents for the Study of American History
American Presidency
Avalon Project: Documents in Law, History, and Diplomacy
Digital History
Making of America
Milestone Documents
Valley of the Shadow
 


Dictionaries

Merriam-Webster Dictionary

The Free Dictionary - A Dictionary and More 

Dictionary.com - Multiple dictionaries combined.

Visuwords - Visual Dictionary



Wisconsin
 
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Wisconsin Historical Society
Primary Sources and State History

Wisconsin Magazine of History
Turning Points

 
 
  

LegalForms: State of Wisconsin

State of Wisconsin Information Server
Wisconsin Bluebook
Wisconsin County Governments
Wisconsin Circuit Court Access
Wisconsin JobNet Job Search
Wisconsin Legislature
Wisconsin Statutes & Administrative Code

State of Wisconsin Digital Collections - Brings together, in digital form, two categories of primary and secondary materials

UW-Milwaukee Digital Collections

Wisconsin Historical Society - Primary Sources and State History

Wisconsin Heritage Online

Wisconsin Goes To War: Our Civil War Experience

Wisconsin Historic Images



History Day

History Day Website

National History Day in Wisconsin
Wisconsin Topic Ideas


UWSP Library Catalog
UWSP Area Research Center & Archives



WISCAT - Inter-library Loan       Request Form

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). http://www.gpoaccess.gov/legislative.html

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.