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Online Resources for Students

I. Useful History Sites

These sites are useful to review patterns and the details of history.

Paul Halsall, Internet History Sourcebook Project

This source was created in 1998 and has many sources and aids for regions, themes, and eras of world history.  This includes the:

  • Internet Ancient History Sourcebook
  • Internet Medieval History Sourcebook
  • Internet Modern History Sourcebook

The following consist of thematically based subsets of texts, with some additional documents and links, of the three main Sourcebooks listed above.

    Internet African History Sourcebook
    Internet East Asian History Sourcebook
    Internet Global History Sourcebook
    Internet Indian History Sourcebook
    Internet Islamic History Sourcebook
    Internet Jewish History Sourcebook
    Internet History of Science Sourcebook
    Internet Women's History Sourcebook
    People With a History: An Online Guide to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans* History

Thomas A Lessman, 40 Historical Maps of the Eastern Hemisphere 


All History Guide
Dozens of History sites.

Academic Departments (28) Directories (6) Legal History (6) Polar Regions (2)
Africa (4) Disasters (1) Living History (10) PreColumbian America (3) Almanacs (1)
Economic History (5) Magazines and Ezines (2) Prehistory (2) Alternative History (6)
Education (17) Maps Historical (3) Religious History (9) Ancient Period (9) Eighteenth Century (6) Maritime (8) Science (15) Art History (6) Encyclopedias (3) Middle Ages (10)
Seventeenth Century (5) Articles (10) Europe (19) Middle East (3) Simulation (3)
Asia (10) Exploration (7) Military History (42) Sixteenth Century (2) Bibliography (2)
Historians (4) Multimedia (7) Social History (13) Booksellers (4) Historic Preservation (11)
 Museums (8) Caribbean Region (1) Historical Fiction (2) News and Media (9) Sports (11)
 Historical Personages (18) Nineteenth Century (9) Timelines (7) Chats and Forums (1)
 History of Philosophy (1) North America (8) Twentieth Century (20) Clothing and Fashion (11) History of Buildings (1) Oceania (1) USA History (35) Collections of Historical Articles (1) Indigenous People (5) Organizations (7) Wars and Conflicts (31) Computers (20) Journals (1) People (12) Women History (2) Cultural History (14) Labor History (2)
Philosophy of History (1) World History (15)

II. Search Engines



With this site you can put in key words and search for subjects. You also can access images, videos, news, apps, maps, shopping, books, and flights from this screen.


Google is more than a straight search engine. For an overview of Google Products see:


For a view of the underlying philosophy see:

Google philosophy: "Ten Things We Know to Be True"


Critique of Google:

The Googlization of Everything: And Why We Should Worry by Siva Vaidhyanathan

Quote from Preface (xii):

"Overwhelmingly, we now allow Google to determine what is important, relevant, and true on the Web and in the world. We trust and believe that Google acts in our best interest. But we have surrendered control over the values, methods, and processes that make sense of our information ecosystem."


"Say goodbye to Google: 14 alternative search engines':


III. Large-scale Knowledge Repositories

Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia

A free encyclopedia built collaboratively using wiki software. (Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License). According to the main page there additional hosted projects:

Wikipedia is hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation, a non-profit organization that also hosts a range of other projects:

Free media repository

Wiki software development


Wikimedia project coordination

Free textbooks and manuals

Free knowledge base


Free-content news

Collection of quotations

Free-content library


Directory of species

Free learning materials and activities

Free travel guide


Dictionary and thesaurus


Analysis of Wikipedia by Roy Rosenzweig
Can History be Open Source? Wikipedia and the Future of the Past


List of online encyclopedias


IV. Scholary Sites: History Content and the Profession


American Historical Association

Library of Congress (LOC)
The Library of Congress is our national treasure of knowledge. It is a physical repository of our local, regional, and national knowledge. Check out the general site for a full array of resources that you can access.


Library of Congress Home Page

The LOC has such valuable materials, this memory project includes over 500 databases.


American Memory Project

American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. It is a digital record of American history and creativity. These materials, from the collections of the Library of Congress and other institutions, chronicle historical events, people, places, and ideas that continue to shape America, serving the public as a resource for education and lifelong learning.


Humanities and Social Sciences Online (H-NET)

H-Net is an international interdisciplinary organization of scholars and teachers dedicated to developing the enormous educational potential of the Internet and the World Wide Web. Our edited networks publish peer reviewed essays, multimedia materials, and discussions for colleagues and the interested public. The computing heart and main office of H-Net resides at the History Department, Michigan State University, but H-Net officers, editors and subscribers come from all over the globe.


H-NET Networks

Hundreds of humanities and social science networks with resources, discussions, book reviews, links, blogs, and other helpful information. Check out the networks. You do not have to subscribe to access these sites.


V. Research, Citation, and Copyright Sites


Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)

Research and Citation resources that also include an entire discipline listing, in addition to other areas such as how to use statistics and plagiarism avoidance.






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