History & Social Sciences

Avalon Project  Housed at Yale Law School, this repository supplies access to documents in law, history, and diplomacy.

Awesome Stories  This website houses thousands of hand-selected and relevant pictures, slide-shows, videos, audio-clips, documents and other primary sources linked, in context, where you need them.

Internet History Sourcebooks Project  Fordham University's Paul Halsal provides links to primary and secondary sources arranged by theme or by historical era.

The British Library  The librarians at the BL offer scanned copies of valuable historical works, such as the Guttenberg Bible and The Diamond Sutra, the world's earliest recorded printed book.

The Alex Project This is a collection of public domain and open access documents with a focus on American and English literature as well as Western philosophy

VROMA  VROMA allows users to utilize resources for the study of Latin and ancient Roman culture.

Perseus Digital Library  Out of Tufts Univeristy, Perseus covers the history, literature and culture of the Greco-Roman world.

ORB   College of Staten Island, City University of New York furnishes  online reference sources for  Medieval studies.

American Memory  Maintained by the Library of Congress, this website offers primary sources in American law, government, culture, and history.

Eyewitness to History  See "history through the eyes of those who lived it" with these stunning electronic resources documenting history beginning in the ancient world and continuing to the present day.

National Archives  Preserving our federal government's history, the National Archives makes available documents important to U.S. citizens. 

History World  Arranged alphabetically, History World provides in-depth articles on over 400 histories.

The Vincent Voice Library  The G. Robert Vincent Voice Library is a collection of over 40,000 hours of spoken word recordings, dating back to 1888. The collection includes the voices of over 100,000 persons from all walks of life. Political and cultural leaders and minor players in the human drama are captured and cataloged to serve the research needs of a local, national and international user base.

The Costume Gallery Penny Dunlap maintains this extensive website chronicling fashion and costume since 1804.

Victoria & Albert Museum-Fashion and Jewlery  "The Victoria and Albert Museum has collected both dress and textiles since its earliest days.  The collection covers fashionable dress from the 17th century to the present day...."

Hemlock Vintage Clothing  This cute website not only offers vintage items for sale, but also articles, images, and a suggested websites on the history of fashion.

Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture  This fantastic resource is made possible through TEL.  It provides full-text encyclopedia articles on all topics related to the Volunteer State.

CIA World Fact Book  The World Factbook provides national-level information on countries, territories, and dependencies, but not sub-national administrative units within a country.

MOA   "Making of America" is a digital collection of 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.  Thanks to the library at Cornell for making this collection available!

Jefferson Library Thomas Jefferson Foundation   Information relevant to every aspect of Thomas Jefferson's life, times, and legacy is collected, cataloged, and made readily available. 

National Atlas  Produced by the United States Department of the Interior, this resource contains a map maker, printable maps, and raw data behind maps and documents published by the Department of the Interior.

Documenting the American South  Produced by the University Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, this site is a digital collection of southern history, literature, and culture.

The New Deal Network  The New Deal Network, an educational guide to the Great Depression of the 1930s, is sponsored by the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute.

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