Electronic Resources Available at Maynard Public Library

Note: For home access to the library's e-resources, you will need your Minuteman Library card number to log in.

U.S. History in Context
Reference book content, primary source documents, images, videos, and more on the most significant people, events, and topics in U.S. History.

Explore the rich and varied history of the United States through speeches, historical accounts, memoirs, poems, images, and multimedia.

Massachusetts History Online
Use this collection for full-text articles from 50 magazines and local newspapers for coverage of Massachusetts people, places and historical events.

Academic OneFile
Academic Onefile contains 8,000 academic journals, the majority in full-text, available in HTML and PDF formats. In addition it contains hundreds of podcasts and transcripts from NPR, CNN, and the CBC, as well as full-text New York Times content from 1985.

Web Resources (for American wars)

American Revolution
Includes info on battles, people, events, documents, and a timeline of the war.

Civil War Homepage
Contains thousands of pages of Civil War material including images, documents, stats, and official records.

First World War Encyclopedia
Provides comprehensive coverage of the war in an easy to navigate format.

Second World War Encyclopedia
Just like the First World War Encyclopedia above. Includes war photography, diagrams, and first hand accounts from journalists.

Vietnam Project
This searchable site features oral histories, documents (such as official military records), and photographs.

Military History Online
A broad-based site offering a range of extended member articles on military history.

Electronic Resources Available Through Boston Public Library

Massachusetts residents are eligible to use the Boston Public Library's (BPL) online databases at no charge. You'll need a BPL card to access these resources. If you don't already have a BPL card or e-card, you can register for one at: www.bpl.org/contact/form_ecard.php

Access BPL e-resources at:

America's Historical Imprints
Search full-text early American books, pamphlets, broadsides, government documents, and rare printed materials.

Archive of Americana
Search all four databases that make up this historical collection in one combined search. Contains unique primary source material relating to nearly every aspect of U.S. history.

Archives Unbound
Presents topically-focused digital collections of historical documents to support the research and study needs of scholars and students.

Marcive Web DOCS
General index to federal government documents published from 1976 to present.

Sabin America, 1500-1926
Covering a span of 400 years in North, Central, and South America, this fully searchable digital archive is an essential tool for the study of the western hemisphere. It provides primary source material critical to the understanding of the society, politics, literature, customs, and momentous events of the times.

Web Resources

Full text of many important documents in American history, such as the Mayflower Compact, Declaration of Independence, the Monroe Doctrine, and others up through the present day.

Best of History Websites
Award-winning portal that contains annotated links to over 1,200 history websites as well as links to hundreds of quality K-12 history lesson plans, history teacher guides, history activities and games, quizzes, and more.

Digital History
A wealth of resources including annotated primary sources of U.S., Mexican American, and Native American history, and slavery.

History Channel
Home page for the History Channel cable network, which includes access to a variety of historical information appearing in their daily programming.

Library of Congress American Memory
American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. It is a digital record of American history and creativity.

Making of America
Digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction.

In-Library Resources

Most books dealing with U.S. and World history can be found in the Non-Fiction section as well as in the Reference Collection, both in the 900s on the library's 2nd level. Juvenile books dealing with U.S. history would be in the 900s of the library's 3rd level.

If you need help in finding a certain title or books and resources on a topic, please ask at the Reference Desk or call 978-897-1010 x103.

"If you don't know history, you don't know anything. You are a leaf that doesn't know it is part of a tree."     --Michael Crichton