Any list of Internet resources for historians ought to be considered a work in progress. The reason is quite simple. The number of web sites devoted to historical subjects, documents and related material increases daily. There are several sites available now that list hundreds of web pages. Unfortunately, that means the end user must wade through an enormous amount of material (and dead links) to locate what may be of dubious importance.

I have decided to create a much shorter list, and instead of inundating the user with hundreds of links, I have selected web sites which contain excellent content.

A word of caution. Just because you have an essay to write and just because the Internet does exist, doesn't necessarily mean that you will find the resources you need to complete your essay. The Internet is a wonderful information tool and at times it seems that here, everything is at your finger tips. Not so! A trip to your library cannot be replaced by logging on to your Internet account. Just the same, you will still find much on the Internet that you can put to good use.

| Primary Documents | United States History | Western Civilization | Resources for Teachers |

Primary Documents

A Chronology of United States Historical Documents
A comprehensive site which gives pointers to important United States historical documents that can be found on the Internet. (Oklahoma)
American Memory
Historical Collections for the National Digital Library at the Library of Congress. Photographs, prints, documents, films, maps and sound recordings.
The Avalon Project
Excellent collection of digital documents including links to supporting documents, relevant to the fields of Law, History, Economics, Politics, Diplomacy and Government. (Yale Law School)
The Digital Librarian: History
Massive list of historical resources chosen by librarian, Margaret Vail Anderson.
Documents of World War II
Extensive collection of documents pertaining to World War II -- broadcasts, letters, debates, maps, treaties -- it's all here (Vincent Ferraro, Mt. Holyoke)
Documenting the American South
Outstanding digitized collection detailing the Southern experience in 19th century America from the viewpoint of Southerners. (UNC-Chapel Hill)
Einstein Archives Online
Collection of Albert Einstein´┐Żs scientific and non-scientific manuscripts held by the Albert Einstein Archives, constituting the material record of one of the most influential intellects in the modern era. ( Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
EuroDocs
Outstanding collection of links to Western European historical documents. (Richard Hacken)
The Internet Classics Archive
A truly outstanding collection of 441 works of classical literature by 59 different authors, including user-driven commentary and "reader's choice" Web sites. (MIT Program in Writing and Humanistic Studies)
Historical Text Archive
A collection of original material, links and electronic reprints of books organized by geography/nations and topics. (Don Mabry)
The National Archives Learning Curve
An excellent online teaching resource containing a varied range of original sources including documents, photographs, film and sound recordings. (Public Records Office)
Making of America
MOA is a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. (Michigan)
Texts and Documents
Excellent collection of primary texts for students and faculty for use in classes. (Hanover College)

United States History

After Slavery Project
Launched in 2006 by three historians working in the fields of labor, southern and African American history, the After Slavery Project seeks to draw together some of the most exciting developments in the study of the post-emancipation US South, and in particular to encourage and promote a gathering consensus among historians that this period can best be understood as an important chapter in American labor history.
Digital History
This Web site was designed and developed to support the teaching of American History in K-12 schools and colleges and is supported by the Department of History and the College of Education at the University of Houston.
A Hypertext on American History
A project in collective authoring, this hypertext covers the period from the colonial period through modern times.
New Deal Network
The NDN is an outstanding database of more than 20,000 photographs, political cartoons, and texts (speeches, letters, and other historic documents) from the period of the Depression and the New Deal. (Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute)
Tales of the Early Republic
An organized collection of essays, original sources, and reference material about the Early American Republic. (Hal Morris)
The United States Civil War Center
A well-organized collection of all public and private data to promote the interdisciplinary study of the Civil War. (LSU)
World's Columbian Exhibition
Everything you need to know about the last 19th century World's Fair. Outstanding example of what the WWW can become.

Western Civilization

ABZU
Extensive and well-conceived guide to Internet resources for the study of the Ancient Near East. (Oriental Institute Research Archives, Chicago)
Ad Hoc
Excellent faculty-library initiative to support and coordinate those resources for teaching and research relating to the history of Christianity (Yale Divinity School)
British Empire and Commonwealth Museum
Shockwave-enhanced site that provides a "national forum for preserving, exploring and studying Britain's cultural heritage associated with the former Empire and today's Commonwealth."
British History, 1700-1920
The Spartacus Internet Encyclopedia of British history is a wonderful collection of more than 1000 entries covering the history of Britain as seen through the eyes of people from all levels of society. An excellent resource. (John Simkin, editor)
De Imperatoribus Romanis
This Online Encyclopedia of Roman Emperors, an international scholarly endeavor, contains some of the most detailed biographies you'll find anywhere online. (Salve Regina University)
Diotima: Women & Gender in the Ancient World
Outstanding interdisciplinary resource for anyone interested in patterns of gender around the ancient Mediterranean and as a forum for collaboration among instructors. (Ross Scaife and Suzanne Bonefas)
The Don Quixote Exhibit
An extrememly well done virtual tour of Miguel de Cervantes' Don Quixote de la Mancha. (Johns Hopkins)
Duke Papyrus Archives
The Archive provides electronic access to texts and images of more than 1300 papyri from ancient Egypt. (Duke)
Eighteenth Century Resources
Comprehensive collection of resources on literature, history, art, music, religion, economics and philosophy in the eighteenth century, defined as the period falling in between Milton and Keats. (Jack Lynch)
Exploring Ancient World Cultures
An online course supplement for students and teachers of the ancient and medieval world. Outstanding. (Evansville)
The Galileo Project
Hypertext source of information on the life and work of Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) and the science of his time. (Rice)
Hitler's Third Reich and World War II in the News
Well-done daily edited review of Third Reich and WWII news, providing thought-provoking collection of WW2 information.
Internet Ancient History Sourcebook
The third in a series of absolutely wonderful history resources dedicated to history students engaged in the study of western civilization, pre-history through late antiquity. (Paul Halsall)
Internet Medieval Sourcebook
A truly outstanding collection of primary sources in medieval history as well as links to Internet resources. (Paul Halsall)
Internet Modern History Sourcebook
Excellent collection of primary sources intended to serve the needs of teachers and students in college European or western civilization history courses. (Paul Halsall)
LacusCurtius: into the Roman World
An excellent collection of resources dedicated to the study of Roman history. (Bill Thayer, UChicago)
Lectures in Medieval History
Lynn Nelson's excellent series of more than fifty lectures
Making the History of 1989: The Fall of Communism in Eastern Europe
A substantial collection of high quality primary sources, multimedia interviews and lesson plans and document based questions for teaching the history of 1989. (George Mason University.
ORB: The Online Reference Book for Medieval Studies
ORB is a cooperative effort of scholars to establish an online textbook source for medieval studies. (Rhodes College)
The Perseus Digital Library
Phenomenal digital library of resources for the study of the ancient world, specifically Archaic and Classical Greece. (Tufts)
Photos of the Great War
Excellent World War I image archive containing nearly 2000 images. (Kansas)
The Public Record Office Virtual Museum
Outstanding virtual exhibit of numerous treasures of the PRO specific to one thousand years of British history.
Spartacus Educational
A mind-boggling online encyclopedia of British history, medieval Europe, the Nazis, US Civil War, the Vietnam War and more. Phenomenal!
Trenches on the Web
An excellent starting point for an understanding of the Great War, 1914-1918.
The Victorian Web
Excellent overview of the culture of Victorian Britain.
World War II and the Human Experience
A collection of diaries, letters, memorabilia, and comparable materials relating to the everyday experiences of the participants in World War II. (Florida State University)
Worlds of Late Antiquity
A collection of materials relating to the culture of the Mediterranean world in late antiquity, c.200-700 C.E. (James J. O'Donnell)

Resources for Teachers

Academy of Achievement: Museum of Living History
This unique non-profit entity has sparked the imagination of students across America and around the globe by bringing them into direct personal contact with the greatest thinkers and achievers of the age.
The Center for Teaching History With Technology
The Center for Teaching History with Technology aims to help K-12 history and social studies teachers incorporate technology effectively into their courses.
H-Net: Humanities and Social Sciences Online
Interdisciplinary organization enabling historians and other scholars to communicate current research and teaching interests. Supports almost 100 history-related listservs.
SchoolHistory.co.uk
A sound collection of annotated online history resources intended for use in secondary education. Includes online quizzes, worksheets and lessons. (Andrew Field)
Using Primary Sources on the Web
A brief guide designed to provide students and researchers with information to help them evaluate the internet sources and the quality of online primary materials.

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