Biography & History
From The Biography Channel, bio.com is your source for true stories about notable people.
A free online encyclopedia, Encyclopedia.com features premier titles like The Columbia Encyclopedia, Oxford’s World Encyclopedia, and the Encyclopedia of World Biography.
Contains 4,000+ biographies of famous people, characters and creatures.
Find out about ancient history, world history, British history, and more, with BBC programs, games, and timelines.
Best of History Web Sites, created by EdTechTeacher, is an award-winning portal that contains annotated links to over 1200 history web sites and activities.
Historical information ranging from Great Speeches (in audio) to facts about This Day in History.
US History study guides and resources.
Access full texts of America's most important historical documents.
Access primary resources by historical era or topic area.
Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1836-1922 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present.
The Internet History Sourcebooks Project is a collection of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts presented cleanly (without advertising or excessive layout) by Fordham University for educational use.
This online exhibition of letters and audio features correspondence from over 200 years of American conflicts, ranging from the Revolution to the war in Iraq.
Features audio recordings, narratives and images documenting American's personal stories and memories.
The focus of this collection is Americana and Cartographic Treasures of the Library of Congress. These images were created from maps and atlases and, in general, are restricted to items that are not covered by copyright protection.
This Web site provides links to materials digitized from the collections of the Library of Congress that supplement and enhance the study of these crucial documents.
Examine state and county census data over time. Click on "Map It!" at the top of data columns to view the data in the form of an interactive map.
Access records of the Federal Government, from our most celebrated milestones to little-known surprises.
Search the National Archives Digital Vaults for visual representations - advertisements, posters, photos, and more - as well as historical texts.
NYPL Digital Gallery provides free and open access to over 800,000 images digitized from the The New York Public Library's vast collections, including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints, photographs and more.
The World Digital Library provides free access to manuscripts, rare books, maps, photographs, and other important cultural documents from all countries and time periods.