History and Social Science Resources

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The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. Our Reference tab includes: maps of the major world regions, as well as Flags of the World, a Physical Map of the World, a Political Map of the World, a World Oceans map, and a Standard Time Zones of the World map.

Library of Congress

Access online resources from our countries largest library!

The Library of Congress American Memory

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.

The Lincoln Library of American History

Over 6,000 illustrated articles of people, places, and events in American History.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Provides online access to 9 history reference sets we also have in print: American Decades; Bowling, Beatniks, and Bell-Bottoms; Encyclopedia of European Social History; Encyclopedia of Russian History; Europe 1789-1914: Encyclopedia of the Age of Industry and Empire; Erope Since 1914: Encyclopedia of the Age of War and Reconstruction; History Behind the Headlines: The Origins of Conflicts Worldwide; Renaissance: an Encyclopedia for Students; World Eras

A search page that includes 15 excellent sources for primary sources including: 

  • History Matters: U.S. Survey Course on the Web
  • Lib. of Congress Web Guides, Primary Docs in American History,
  • The Wisconsin Magazine of History,
  • University of Michigan Digital Library,
  • The American Civil War Homepage,
  • American Public Media, American RadioWorks,
  • American Rhetoric Online Speech Book,
  • The Authentic History Center
  • National Archives Digital Years,
  • History Pin
  • History Matters: Oral History Online
  • American Life Histories: Manuscripts from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1940
  • Archiving Early America
  • Finding World History Primary Sources
  • EyeWitness to History.com


The Oyez Project at Chicago-Kent is a multimedia archive devoted to the Supreme Court of the United States and its work. It aims to be a complete and authoritative source for all audio recorded in the Court since the installation of a recording system in October 1955. The Project also provides authoritative information on all justices and offers a virtual reality Tour of portions of the Supreme Court building, including the chambers of some of the justices.


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A search page that includes 15 excellent sources for World History including: 

  • Historycentral.com
  • Wikpedia History Selection for Schools
  • Britannia
  • Macrohistory & World Report
  • History World
  • ehistory
  • Historywiz
  • The Avalon Project: Documents in Law, History & Diplomacy
  • Regents Exam Prep Center: Global History & Geography
  • HYperHistory Online
  • Internet Modern History Sourcebook
  • Spartacus Educational: History Websites
  • Internet Ancient History Sourcebook
  • Exploring Ancient World Cultures
  • World History Matters

Interactive history timeline

Browse the entire American Experience series featuring over 200 films. Watch full films online, download teacher’s guides, go behind the scenes, and learn more about your favorite films

Online resources on WA State History from the Washington State Library including: newspaper, maps, classic books and documents, historical records searching, online presentations and more.