Britannica School gives you three sites in one: Children, Young Adults, and the Reference Center for older students and adults. Choose the age-appropriate level that works best for you and conduct research, complete homework assignments, and work on special projects.
National History Day: The National History Day program has established a website with information about the contest, rules, sample topics, history of the program, student discussion forums, and a parents’ page.
History & Culture: Home page for National Park Service with additional informational links.
Eyewitness to History: Your ringside seat to history - from the Ancient World to the present. History through the eyes of those who lived it, presented by Ibis Communications, Inc., a digital publisher of educational programming.
eHistory: History resource run by the Department of History at Ohio State University. Included primary sources, multimedia histories, book reviews, and more. Be sure to peruse the archives for resources ranging from ancient history through the Vietnam War.
Japanese Internment Camps: The Densho Digital Archive contains more than 500 hours of interviews, visual histories of Japanese Americans and others affected by the World War II incarceration. Also included are over 8,000 historical images documenting Japanese American history.
Ken Burns in the Classroom: Ken Burns and his collaborators have been creating historical documentary films for more than forty years. Known for a signature style that brings primary source documents, images, and archival video footage to life on screen, these films present the opportunity to pose thought-provoking questions for students, and introduce new ideas, perspectives, and primary sources.
Library of Congress: The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world. A small percentage of the LOC’s collection is available online. Of particular interest are the American Memory and Global Gateway sections of the site which provide timelines, images, and essays covering people, places, and events.
Presidential Timeline: The Presidential Timeline provides a single point of access to an ever-growing selection of digitized assets from the collections of the twelve Presidential Libraries of the National Archives. Among these assets you’ll find documents, photographs, audio recordings, and video relating to the events of the presidents’ lives.
National Archives: The National Archives is the keeper of many historical documents including the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The Archives also holds in trust for the public the records of ordinary citizens—for example, military records, naturalization, and even the canceled check from the purchase of Alaska. Many exhibits are online.
Calisphere: This site offers public access to more than 150,000 digitized primary sources from the libraries and museums of the 10 UC campuses and cultural heritage organizations across California.
Our Documents: One hundred milestone documents, compiled by the National archives and Records Administration, chronicling United States history from 1776 to 1965 are available on this site.
The Bancroft Library: The Bancroft is the library for University of California, Berkeley. The library hosts a variety of primary sources on its web site including digital collections of the Free Speech Movement, Japanese American Relocation, and the Disability Rights Movement.
UCLA Institute on Primary Resources: Discussion of what is a primary source accompanied by a list of some websites. Additional primary source websites can be found here.
University of North Carolina Research Guide: African American History research guide from the Ramsey Library at the University of North Carolina, Asheville, containing links to a variety of sites.
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Guide to Internet Research: More help on how to research and write a report from U Seek U Find.
Encyclopedia.com Encyclopedia.com has more than 100 trusted sources, including encyclopedias, dictionaries, and thesauruses with facts, definitions, biographies, synonyms, pronunciation keys, word origins, and abbreviations.
InfoPeople's Best Search Tools: Recommended Search Engines (comprehensive databases) and Subject Directories from the California State Library’s InfoPeople Project.
Merriam-Webster Dictionary: Includes Words of the Day, dictionary and thesaurus resources, and word games. Find the perfect word, improve your spelling, or just sharpen your knowledge of the English language.
World Flag Database: Pictures and basic information on current and historical world flags.