Databases and Indexes
Daily Life Through History *(ABC-CLIO)
This resource draws upon reference works and primary sources to explore the cultural aspects of daily life through the ages.
Free access to European Views of the Americas: 1493-1750 is provided by our EBSCO database vendor.
Use this database to research world history from 1450-- excluding North America. For United States history, start with Expanded Academic ASAP, where you will find indexing of periodical titles such as Civil War History and the Journal of Southern History.
New York Times Historical*
Search the full content of the NYT from 1851.
Find locations of titles published in Vermont that were identified through the U.S. National Newspaper Program.
Best of History Web Sites
These sites are organized by broad topic and are ranked on a five star system.
Maps (See also Best of History Web Sites--Map Section)
Historic Maps Collection University of Texas, Austin
Historic USGS Maps of New England & New York
World Geography & Culture Online*
Search outline and political maps for nations of the world, the United States, and the Canadian provinces.
Primary Source Documents
Avalon Project at Yale Law School
From pre-18th century materials to September 11, 2001 documents, one can access an eclectic array of resources pertaining to a law, politics, history and economics on this highly regarded Web site.
A database providing abstracts and indexing for thousands of documents. Very little full text is currently available online; however, this project is well underway to enable access for researchers who need to identify and locate official documents dating back to 1688.
Center for Digital Initiatives (University of Vermont)
Browse eclectic collections of primary sources ranging from photographs of the Long Trail to technical bulletins on the maple sugar industry.
Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation
This site, which is subtitled "US Congressional Documents and Debates 1774-1873," offers access to primary source materials in four categories: The Continental Congress and Constitutional Convention; The Journals of Congress; The Debates of Congress; and Statutes and Documents.
Part of the National Newspaper Digital Program, mounted on the Library of Congress site, and supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, this database now offers copies of newspapers from 26 states, including Vermont. At present, the dates of coverage are 1836-1922.
EuroDocs: Primary Historical Documents of Europe
This wiki is maintained by historians in a "gated community" for collecting and organizing primary sources for this region of the world.
Many search options for locating sources by country, language, and time period are available.
Repositories of Primary Sources
The compiler of this collection of sites from around the world includes Web pages for physical, not digital, archives of primary source materials.
Finding Primary Sources on the Web
Link to this site at Roger Williams University for guidance in locating, evaluating and citing primary sources on the Web.
Students at Hanover (Indiana) College have been digitizing primary source materials for educational use since 1995.
OAIster (Open Archives Initiative)
Read more about this digital archive created by over 1000 respositories.
Journal TOCs Tables of contents of thousands of scholarly journals for current awareness.
RefWorks* Citation manager software for gathering, managing, and formatting bibliographies for your research.
United States History
African American Odyssey
American Folklife Center: The Library of Congress
American Memory: Historical Collections for the National Digital Library
American Slave Narratives
Documents for the Study of American History
Index of Native American Resources on the Internet
The Newspaper Archive
University of Vermont Special Collections
Vermont Heritage Network
Vermont Historical Society
Vermont in the Civil War
The Vermont Newspaper Project
Find holdings for titles of Vermont newspapers dating from the 18th century. This database was created as part of the United States National Newspaper Program of the Library of Congress.
Diotima: ...Study of Women & Gender in the Ancient World
*Johnson State College Community Only.
Considered "the definitive reference work in this field" the electronic version of the encyclopedia contains lengthy signed articles and hot links to other relevant entries.