Academic Web Links - Useful for Library Research

  • The CSLA History Department Home Page is a good place to learn about the CSLA History faculty, undergraduate and graduate programs, and related organizations. These pages also provide links to History related sites.

  • History - Librarians' Index to the Internet provides links to useful historical resources including directories and timelines. There are separate pages covering ancientmedieval, and the United States history.  

  • History Ready Reference Guide - Internet Public Library provides links to history resources covering Africa, Asia, Australia, Caribbean, Europe, Middle East, North America, South America, and South Pacific. Access by region. 

  • HyperHistory Online   presents 3000 years of world history with a combination of colorful graphics, lifelines, timelines, and maps.

  • Internet History Sourcebooks are collections of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts for educational use. Great place for primary sources from ancient times to topics such as gay and lesbian history.

  • WebChron: The Web Chronology Project This ongoing project contains a series of linked chronologies that depict world, regional, and cross-cultural history. There is a major World History Chronology, and Regional Chronologies that range from Africa South of the Sahara to India and South Asia to North America. Cross-Cultural Chronologies include Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, Western Civilization, and Technology.

    Primary Sources

  • American Memory consists of collections of primary sources and archival materials relating to American culture and history.  The site offers more than 5 million items from more than 90 historical collections including African American, Civil War, conservation movement, continental congress, farm security administration, architectural history, early motion pictures, woman suffrage, portraits of the presidents and first ladies, and more. 

  • Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives of the United States is based on a paper version with the same title compiled by Robert B. Matchette et al in 1995. This version incorporates descriptive information about federal records acquired by the National Archives after the 1995 paper edition went to press, and it is regularly updated to reflect new acquisitions of federal records.

  • Lives, the Biography Resource is an extensive, annotated collections of links to biographical resources, primary biographical source material such as images, diaries, memoirs, correspondence, interviews, oral histories, etc., and good biographical dictionaries. 

  • Making of America  a digital library of primary sources in American social history 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.

  • Repositories of Primary Sources list over 4600 websites describing holdings of manuscripts, archives, rare books, historical photographs, and other primary sources for the research scholar. Access is by region or by an alphabetical index of state, province, or country. 

  • Supreme Court Decisions on Lexis/NexisFrom the Library Web's Database page, select Lexis / Nexis. It includes full text opinions of all Supreme Court cases since 1790.  In addition, all dispositions of cases that were appealed to the Supreme Court are included.

  • United States Historical Census Data contains census information about  people and economy of the U.S. for each state and county from 1790 to 1960.