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.
Internet Resources |
Primary Sources |
Libraries / Archives / Repositories |
Institutions | Listservs
and Discussion Groups | Career
General Internet Resources
Matters a highly regarded gateway to web resources as well as
a repository of unique teaching materials, first-person primary documents,
and guides to analyzing historical evidence for students and teachers
of American history.
- Best of History Web Sites
provides categorized links to over 800 history-related web sites that
have been reviewed for quality, accuracy and usefulness. Sites with
engaging content and useful multimedia technologies are most likely
to be included. General resources and research-oriented sites included.
There are also links to information about Teaching with Technology.
- Digital History
provides learning and teaching resources from online textbook, primary
sources, ethnic voices to special topics and reference materials on
all periods of United States History.
- Internet Public Library provides links to useful historical
resources including directories and timelines. There are separate
pages covering eras,
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.
- 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. The edited lists and web sites publish peer reviewed
essays, multimedia materials, and discussion for colleagues and the
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.
- Project Gutenberg
The Project contains free eBooks or etexts. There are more than 10.000
eBooks in the present collection. Most of these eBooks are older literary
works that are in the public domain in the United States. All may
be freely downloaded and read, and redistributed for non-commercial
The Web Chronology Project is 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.
- World History Sources
reflects three approaches central to current world history scholarship:
an emphasis on comparative issues rather than civilizations in isolation;
a focus on contacts among different societies and the economic, social,
and cultural consequences of those contacts; and an attentiveness
to “global” forces that transcend individual societies or even societies
in mutual contact—forces such as technology diffusion, migration,
disease transmission, extension and realignments of trade routes,
or missionary outreach.
- The American Historical Association
is a nonprofit membership organization founded in 1884 and incorporated
by Congress in 1889 for the promotion of historical studies, the collection
and preservation of historical documents and artifacts, and the dissemination
of historical research. Its web site provides information on teaching
history, publications among other useful information.
Departments Around the World is a searchable database linking
to roughly 1,200 history departments around the world.
Listservs and Discussion
- H-Net Discussion Networks
provide a list of listservs related to history research, teaching,
Can I Do with My Major is provided by the University of Tennessee.
It outlines of common career areas, employers, and strategies designed
to maximize career opportunities. Choose LINKS to find a list of websites
that provide additional information.