Useful Link: Social Science: History

  • American Journeys
    Full-text primary documents from eyewitnesses to the exploration and settlement of North America
  • American Memory Historical Collections
    Provides free access to historical images, maps, sound recordings, and motion pictures that document the American experience from the Library of Congress.
  • American Women's History: A Research Guide
    This site provides citations to both print and electronic resources relating to the history of American women and a timeline.
  • BBC Ancient History
    BBC Ancient History is a collection of articles, links and multimedia on ancient civilizations as well as timelines and short biographies of historic figures.
  • BBC Story of Africa
    Produced by the BBC World Service, this is a collection of articles about the history of Africa, organized into 14 featured topics with their own indexes, illustrations and sound recordings.
  • eHistory
    Over 120,000 pages of Official Records, soldier's letters, memoirs, books, original articles and informative databases, Reviews, Primary Sources.
  • Foreign Relations of the United States
    A United States Department of State website featuring a permanent electronic archive of foreign relations information.
  • Hot Docs: Government Documents in the News
    Columbia University Libraries offers a collection of historical documents to be used in current events research.
  • National Register of Historic Places
    Features a searchable database of properties listed on the National Register, educational and informational resources on American history and historic locations.
  • National Security Archive
    An independent non-governmental research institute and library located at The George Washington University. The Archive collects and publishes declassified documents.
  • New York City History
    The New York City History Guide from Columbia University Libraries has links to archives, libraries, museums, and historical societies. Also available are resources that provide full-text magazines and ephemera that originated in the seventeenth and eighteenth century.
  • On This Day
    The New York Times provides daily listing of political, sports, musical, and other historical events and milestones.
  • Online Texts and Documents Related to Jewish History
    Extensive list of links to full text documents relating to Jewish history, from Biblical times to the modern era. Includes historical maps and atlases. Compiled by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
  • Virtual New York (New York City History Resources on the Web)
    Virtual New York is a website devoted to the history of New York City and its people. Learn about New York's history through its architecture and the forgotten parts of the city. This online archive is part of the Old York Library collection, which is now housed at the City University of New York, Graduate Center.