links – History


History Reference Center -
nearly a million biographical entries spanning history and geography

History Resource Center: U.S. – available until 12/31/2012
the world’s most extensive full-text history reference database designed for secondary schools, public libraries, junior/community colleges and undergraduate research

History Resource Center: World – available until 12/31/2012
Contains maps, primary source documents, images, and other reference materials covering the whole of world history.

Biography in Context-
nearly a million biographical entries spanning history and geography

South Carolina Digital Collections
The South Carolina Digital Library (SCDL) is a collaborative effort that includes South Carolina’s schools, libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions. Within this database you will find collections that represent South Carolina’s historical and cultural resources.

Library of Congress Digital Collection
The Library of Congress has made digitized versions of collection materials available online since 1994, concentrating on its most rare collections and those unavailable anywhere else.


Eyewitness to History
Primary sources in print, audio and visual, from ancient times to the present.

The History Place
An award-winning site for American History, Nazi Germany, the Holocaust, and World History.

The World Wide Web Virtual Library – History Central Catalogue
Comprehensive collection of World History links hosted by the European University Institute.

Conversations with History
In these lively and unedited video interviews, distinguished men and women from all over the world talk about their lives and their work.

InfoPlease World History Timelines
Timelines from ancient history to 2008 A.D.

Project Avalon
Extensive collection of primary source documents from ancient times to the present.

Ancient History

De Imperatoribus Romana
Online encyclopedia of Roman rulers and their families, with maps, family trees, and a Roman coin catalog.

Forum Romanum
Roman history, literature, culture, and surgical instruments of ancient Greece and Rome.

BBC Ancient History
Ancient culture, architecture, images and interactive features.

Ancient Egypt
Minnesota State University’s ancient Egyptian culture exhibit.

National Geographic: Egypt Pyramids
Interactive web page of each pyramid with diagrams, photos, maps and timeline.

The Ancient Greek World
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology exhibit.

Scrolls From the Dead Sea
Library of Congress information and exhibition of the Dead Sea Scrolls.

European History

The End of Europe’s Middle Ages
Medieval European history tutorial for beginners.

The ORB: Online Reference Book for Medieval Studies
An online core collection of references for medieval studies.

The Britannia Lexicon
Glossary of words used during medieval times.

Medieval Maps and Images
Comprehensive collection of medieval maps and images.

Castle Terminology
Castle glossary with photos.

Renaissance: The Elizabethan World
Explore the world of Elizabethan England.

Age of Exploration
The Mariners’ Museum curriculum guide follows the age of discovery from ancient times to
Capt. Cook’s voyage to the South Pacific. Include biographies, timelines and activities.

American History

National Archives and Records Administration
United States archive of documents, photos, maps, microfilm and videotapes spanning U.S. history.

Early Americas Digital Archive
Database of early American primary sources 1492-1820.

Digital History 
An interactive, multimedia history of the United States from the Revolution to the present.

Salem Witch Trials
Documentary archive, historical maps, and other resources.

Liberty! The American Revolution
Based on the PBS documentary series, this site includes timelines, maps, primary sources,
and more.

America’s Founding Fathers
National Archives biographies of the Founding Fathers.
Produced by the Newspaper Collector’s Society of America, this site includes press coverage of notable events in American history.

The American Civil War Homepage
Directory of Civil War resources

The Civil War Home Page
Civil War photo gallery, official records, maps, and narratives.

The War of Rebellion
Cornell University’s compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies.

Civil War Soldiers and Sailors
National Park Service database of soldier and sailor names, battle descriptions, regimental histories and more.

The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database
Voyages and slave name database with statistics, maps and timeline.

American Memory from the Library of Congress
Digital collection of written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience.

Presidential Timeline of the Twentieth Century
Digitized collections from Hoover to Clinton.

The American Presidency Project
Full text documents and multi media resources from the Executive branch throughout US history.
Online encyclopedia of African American history and African global history.

Documenting the American South
Primary sources for the study of Southern history, literature and culture.

U.S. Historical Documents
A chronology with links to full text U.S. historical documents.

The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century
PBS WW I documentary web site includes articles, timelines, maps, educational resources, and historian interviews.

America from the Great Depression to World War II
Library of Congress extensive collection of color and black and white photos.

The Wars for Vietnam
Overview of the war, official documents, and links.