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History & Social Studies

You can search our collection of History & Social Studies sites individually by clicking on the links on the left side of the page below, or you can search all the sites listed at once using the Google Search box.

General & World History

Ancient & Classical Cultures
Excellent resource on the Multnomah County Library site.

Best of History Websites (Medieval History)
Top five favorite Medieval History sites including: Labyrinth, Decameron Web, Online Medieval and Classical Library and NetSerf.

Best Information on the Net
Resources and ideas for Hot Paper Topics from St. Ambrose University's O'Keefe Library.

History on PBS
Information on historical topics covered by the various Public Broadcasting System television programs.

The History Place
Exhibits on various historical periods and events, ranging from the Irish Potato Famine to Nazi Germany to the Vietnam War.

HyperHistory Online
An impressive interactive timeline covering 3,000 years worth of world history.

Internet History Sourcebook Project
Fordham University
A collection of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts covering ancient, medieval and modern history as well as historical documents from many areas of the world.

American History

The African-American Mosaic Exhibition
Library of Congress
View primary source documents at this African-American history and culture site.

American Memory Project
Library of Congress
The home page for the American Memory Historical Collections from the Library of Congress.

Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government
Information on the branches of government, how laws are made, the election process, and more.

Provides a chronology of historical events from before 1600 through 1969, a chronology about blacks in the western United States, and a list of sources.

Documenting the American South
A comprehensive web site with narratives, diaries, and memoirs of slaves in the 19th century American South.

History Matters
American Social History Project Center for Media and Learning at CUNY and the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University
Designed for high school and college teachers and students, this site serves as a gateway to web resources and offers other useful materials for teaching U.S. history.

National Women's History Project
Recognizes and celebrates the achievements of women throughout history.

Primary Documents in American History
Offers a list of some of the most important documents in American history from 1763 to 1877.

U.S. States
This is a fine resource for locating information about states and capitals.

The Valley of the Shadow
A hypermedia archive of thousands of sources of information created during the period before, during, and after the Civil War in Augusta County, Virginia and Franklin County, Pennsylvania.


Academy of Achievement
This site depicts the achievements of "extraordinary individuals who have shaped the twentieth century."

Provides biographies of more than 25,000 people from throughout history.

Biographical Dictionary A database of over 28,000 brief biographical sketches that can be searched by name, keyword, or date.

Country Studies

A+ Country Reports for Countries Around the World
A comprehensive source of information about the countries of the world.

Blank & Outline Maps
This collection includes printable outline maps of the world, continents, regions, countries, the states and counties of the U.S., and the provinces of Canada.

CIA World Factbook
Provides facts about geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military, and more for every country in the world.

Countries of the World
Information about countries from infoPlease.

Library of Congress Country Studies
Online books that give political, economic, social, and national information for a variety of foreign countries.

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