History, Economics & Politics Resources
- Background Notes-US State Dept.
Background Notes provide information on geographic entities and international organizations and are updated periodically.
- The Benjamin Franklin Tercentennial, 1706-2006
"Celebrates the 300th birth year of one of American history's all-time unforgetable, yet hauntingly unfamiliar great personalities. Subject areas (clickable): (a) Tercentennary, General Assessments, & Biography; (b) Colonial Nation-Builder; (c) French & Indian (Seven Years') War Participant; (d) American Revolution & Founding Father; (e) U.S. Constitutional Convention & Bill of Rights; (f) Creator of Institutions & Educational Reformer; (g) Musician; (h) Papers, Writings, & Quotations; etc."
- The Celia M. Hastings Local History Room Website
Includes links for New York History and Long Island History.
- CIA World Fact Book
Straight from the CIA, learn government intelligence about countries all over the world.
- Country Studies
This website contains the on-line versions of books previously published in hard copy by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress under the Country Studies/Area Handbook Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Army. Because the original intent of the Series' sponsor was to focus primarily on lesser known areas of the world or regions in which U.S. forces might be deployed, the series is not all-inclusive.
- The Historical Net
Articles index, personality profiles, eyewitness accounts, picture gallery and much more. "Where history lives on the Web."
- HyperHistory Online - World History
Navigates through 3000 years of world history with links to persons of world historical importance and timelines of civilization. "2000 files covering 3000 years of world history."
- Suffolk County Historical Society
Links to resources containing information about Long Island.
- National Museum of American History - Smithsonian Institution
"The Museum's collections and scholarship are dedicated to inspiring a broader understanding of our nation and its many peoples." Virtual exhibitions, music room, and timeline are a few of the links provided.
- New York History
Provides information on the aspects of the history of the state's artistic, architectural, canal, cities', political, medical, military, social history, and personalities, e.g., U.S. Presidents, selected First Ladies and U.S. Vice Presidents, NYS Governors, frontier life, abolitionists, suffragists, and more.
- Statistical Abstract of the United States
The Statistical Abstract of the United States, published since 1878, is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States.
- Web Chronology Project (WebChron)
The Web Chronology Project is a series of hyperlinked chronologies developed by the instructors and historical articles prepared by students intended for use in hi story classes. In addition to chronologies in outline form, there are also links to articles about the various chronological events.
World War I - The Great War - PBS
"The Great War was without precedent ... never had so many nations taken up arms at a single time. Never had the battlefield been so vast... never had the fighting been so gruesome..." Includes a prologue, chapters, timeline, maps & battles.
- The National WWII Museum - New Orleans
"The National WWII Museum is a dynamic educational resource, serving the needs of teachers and students from grade school through the post-graduate level. USA Today gave the Museum its top rank as one of the "Best Places to Learn U.S. Military History." Includes major WWII topics, see recommended secondary sources, and view primary sources you can use from the Museum's collection.
- World War II in Europe - The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Timeline of events and the Holocaust encyclopedia.
- American Memory Project (LOC)
The Library of Congress American Mermory Project allows you to browse collections by topic, time period, place, and by collections containing a desired type of media. Also has a Search box for entering in your terms.
- The Avalon Project at Yale Law School, http://avalon.law.yale.edu/default.asp Contains documents in Law, History and Diplomacy
British History Online - Primary Sources. http://www.british-history.ac.uk/Default.aspx British History Online is the digital library containing some of the core printed primary and secondary sources for the medieval and modern history of the British Isles. Created by the Institute of Historical Research and the History of Parliament Trust, it aims to support academic and personal users around the world in their learning, teaching and research.
- French Revolution Digital Archive - Stanford University http://frda.stanford.edu The French Revolution Digital Archive (FRDA) is a multi-year collaboration of the Stanford University Libraries and the Bibliothèque ...
- The Making of America
Making of America (MoA) is a digital library 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. The collection currently contains approximately 10,000 books and 50,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints. 99 more volumes focusing on New York City were added to MoA in June 2007. A collaborative effort between the University of Michigan and Cornell University, with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
- Using Primary Sources on the Web - RUSA
Written by the Instruction & Research Services Committee of the Reference and User Service Association History Section in the American Library Association. Defining, Locating and Evaluating Primary sources on the Web for both Americas and Europe.
- The New-York Historical Society
For nearly two centuries, the New-York Historical Society has accumulated and preserved vast collections of material relating to the history of the city, state and nation. The Society's mission is to use its unparalleled collections to help New Yorkers understand the complex and diverse past behind today's w orld.
- The Supreme Court Historical Society
The Society was incorporated in 1974 for the purpose of expanding public awareness of the history and heritage of the United States Supreme Court. The Society accomplishes its mission by conducting public and educational programs, publishing books and other materials, supporting historical research, and collecting antiques and artifact s related to the Court's history
- Scholars Lab from the University of Virginia
Free access to articles from 1990-2000 along with links to information about the publication itself, how to cite it, and how to submit articles to it.
- Journal of Contemporary History
The Journal of Contemporary History (JCH) is a quarterly peer-reviewed international journal publishing articles and book reviews on twentieth-century history (post-1918), covering a broad range of historical approaches including social, economic, political, diplomatic, intellectual and cultural. JCH is edited by Richard Evans, University of Cambridge and Stanley Payne, University of Wisconsin.
"With 7 billion genealogical records from across the globe and millions of family trees, we are the world’s largest online family history resource."
- Ellis Island - passenger search
Ellis Island/Port of New York Record.
- Family Search
Discover your family history.
- Irish Genealogy Toolkit
Irish immigrants to America, Canada, Britain, Australia and beyond.
- Irish Origins
Key Irish genealogy records featuring Griffith's Valuation, Censuses, Wills, Passenger lists, Militia records, and more.
- Find My Past
A resource for tracing your British and Irish ancestors. Search over 80 million British and Irish genealogy records.