History Internet Resources

Amdocs: Documents for the Study of American History


A large directory of primary sources, browsable by time period, and provided by the University of Kansas.

American Memory Project


From the Library of Congress, these are "digitized documents, photographs, recorded sound, moving pictures and text...the program provides a gateway to rich primary source materials relating to the history and culture of the United States."

American Presidents: Life Portraits


Brief summaries of administrations, life facts, public service for each American President.pictures and text...the program provides a gateway to rich primary source materials relating to the history and culture of the United States."

American Studies


Free access to all but the most recent 3-years of this scholarly journal, beginning 1960, is available through the University of Kansas.

Avalon Project


Yale University's digital collection of primary source materials in the fields of Law, History, Economics, Politics, Diplomacy and Government.

California History Online


This site provided by the California Historical Society includes an annotated historical timeline and brief chapters chronicling California history.



The "University of California's free public gateway to a world of primary sources. More than 150,000 digitized items — including photographs, documents, newspaper pages, political cartoons, works of art, diaries, transcribed oral histories, advertising, and other unique cultural artifacts — reveal the...history and culture of California..."

Charters of Freedom


From the National Archives and Records Administration, three essential primary source documents of America's origins: The Declaration of Independence, Constitution of the United States, and Bill of Rights.

Chronicling America


Sponsored by the Library of Congress, this site allows you to search and view newspaper pages from 1860-1922 and find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present.

Docs Teachhttp://www.digitalvaults.org/


National archive records sorted into topics. 

Documenting the American South


A digital archive of primary source materials including "texts, images, and audio files related to southern history, literature, and culture."

Famous American Trials


Provided by a professor at University of Missouri-Kansas City Law School, this site provides a wealth of information about some well-know trials.

History and Politics Out Loud


A "searchable archive of politically significant audio."

History Reference Center (Access restricted to authorized Ohlone users)


This full text history reference database features: reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books; leading history periodicals; historical documents (primary sources); biographies of historical figures; historical photos and maps; and hours of historical video.

Internet History Sourcebooks Project


This site, hosted by Fordham University, presents "a collection of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts presented cleanly (without advertising or excessive layout) for educational use." Links to primary source materials from ancient to modern times.

Making of America


Making of America (MOA) is a digital library of primary sources (books and journals) in American social history primarily 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.

Middle East Studies Internet Resources


A virtual library compiled by Columbia University.

Migration Information Source


The Migration Information Source provides authoritative data from numerous global organizations and governments, and global analysis of international migration and refugee trends. The MIS is a project of the Migration Policy Institute.

National Archive Digital Vaults


Provided by the National Archive.

Onine Archive of California


"The Online Archive of California (OAC) provides free public access to detailed descriptions of primary resource collections maintained by more than 200 contributing institutions including libraries, special collections, archives, historical societies, and museums throughout California and collections maintained by the 10 University of California (UC) campuses."

Picturing U.S. History


Picturing U.S. History is designed to help students and teachers use visual materials to understand the American past in history, literature, American Studies, and other humanities classrooms.

Population Reference Bureau


PRB analyzes complex demographic data and research to provide up-to-date population information. Research focuses on: Reproductive Health and Fertility; Children and Families; Population and the Environment; and Population Futures—Aging, Inequality and Poverty, Migration and Urbanization, and Gender.

Primary Documents in American History


This site from the Library of Congress provides links to digital materials that supplement and enhance the study of crucial primary source documents in American History.



Designed to be an academic resource, this site covers literature, poetry and American history. Content is developed by University students and faculty, and includes summaries, context and analysis for topics in literature and history, along with discussion groups and study guides.

The Citizen's Almanac


Free online from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, this "booklet includes information on patriotic anthems and symbols, rights and responsibilities of U.S. citizenship, biographical details on prominent foreign-born Americans, landmark decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court, presidential speeches on citizenship, and several of our founding documents including the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States."

The Internet History Sourcebooks


"Collections of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts presented cleanly (without advertising or excessive layout) for educational use."

The Migration Policy Institute


An independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit think tank in Washington, DC, MPI is dedicated to analysis of the movement of people worldwide. It provides analysis, development, and evaluation of immigration, migration and refugee policies at the local, national, and international levels.

The National Archives


The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the nation's record keeper offering access to documents such as the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and even the canceled check from the purchase of Alaska. But they also hold the records of ordinary citizens—for example, military records, naturalization records of immigrants. An excellent resource for primary sources.

The September 11 Digital Archive


The September 11 Digital Archive uses electronic media to collect, preserve, and present the history of the September 11, 2001 attacks and the public responses to them. The Archive contains more than 40,000 emails and other electronic communications, first-hand stories, and more than 15,000 digital images. Recently accepted into the permanent collection of the Library of Congress.