Reference

History

Categories

* Ancient Egypt
* Archives and Public Records
* Australia
* Britain
* Buildings and Monuments
* Celts
* Civil Rights Movement
* Classical Greece
* Family History
* Heritage Organisations
* Image Collections
* Ireland
* Magazines
* Maritime history
* Middle Ages
* Museums
* New Zealand
* Newspaper Archives & Indexes
* Slavery
* Today In History
* United States of America
* Vikings
* Wars and Conflicts

Sites

* Biography in Context
Biographical information on more than one million people.
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* Biography Reference Center
Access biographical reference collections and magazines, a comprehensive collection of full-text biographies, and thousands of unique narrative biographies.
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* Early Peoples
Early Peoples Digital Libraries includes the history of great ancient cultures and civilisations. Part of World Book Web.
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* History Reference Center
Access to information on world history for researchers. Includes video, photos, maps and full-text books and magazines.
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* National Geographic Virtual Library
Access to the digital archive of the world-renowned magazine National Geographic. Coverage is from 1888 onwards up until the most recent issues. This resource includes National Geographic: Kids and National Geographic: People, Animals and the World.
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* ProQuest Historical Newspapers
A collection of historic newspapers featuring the The Guardian (1821-2003), The Observer (1791-2003), The Irish Times (1859-1920) and the Weekly Irish Times (1876-1920). Offers full page and article images with searchable full text and digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue.
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* World History in Context
Explore the history of ancient civilisations through to the 20th Century using reference sources, full-text articles from academic journals, maps and images. Full-text and images for over 1,400 primary source documents.
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* Ancient Europe, 8000 B.C. to A.D. 1000: Encyclopedia of the Barbarian World.
This encyclopedia explores the many peoples of early European civilizations responsible for such accomplishments as the rise of farming in the Neolithic era and the building of Stonehenge. Coverage expands from prehistoric origins through the early Middle Ages (8000 BC to AD 1000) when tribal movements helped define the end of ancient culture and the rise of the modern European world. Illustrations, diagrams and maps. Ed. Peter Bogucki and Pam J. Crabtree. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2004.
From The Gale Virtual Reference Library.
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* Ancient Romans
From World Book Early Peoples in the Source. Part of World Book Web.
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* Concise Atlas of World History
Published by Cassell, 2002. Electronic Resource from Credo reference.
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* A Dictionary of Contemporary World History
Published by Oxford University Press, 2003. Electronic Resource from Oxford Reference Online.
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* A Dictionary of World History
Published by Oxford University Press, 2000. Electronic Resource from Oxford Reference Online.
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* The encyclopedic dictionary of world history
Published by Blackwell, 2002. Electronic Resource from Credo reference.
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* History @ Credo referenceplus
A collection of reference books covering History.
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* History @ Oxford Reference Online
A collection of reference books covering History.
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* The Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History
Published by Oxford University Press, 1997. Electronic Resource from Oxford Reference Online.
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* Renaissance: An Encyclopedia for Students
Entries on a range of topics, including Florence, Galileo, heraldry, Medici family, opera, piracy, Shakespeare, Leonardo Da Vinci, and many others. Includes a master chronology with topical timelines, a bibliography with age-appropriate further reading sources, and a comprehensive index. Ed. Paul F. Grendler. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2004.
From The Gale Virtual Reference Library.
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* Who's Who in The Roman World
Published by Routledge, c2002. Electronic Resource from Credo reference.
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* 20th Century Timeline
From the Express & Star newspaper
* Archival Sound Recordings
Explore 44,500 selected recordings of music, spoken word, and human and natural environments, over 23,700 items for free.
* BBC Online - History
Articles on a range of aspects about British history and pre-history. Search by topic, time, people and places.
* Cold War Museum
In 1996, Francis Gary Powers, Jr. and John C. Welch founded the Cold War Museum to preserve Cold War history and honor Cold War Veterans. Currently, a mobile exhibit of historical artifacts associated with the U-2 Incident of May 1960 is traveling around the world promoting interest in the creation of a permanent Cold War Museum facility.
* Historic Figures
biographies of the movers and shakers of history, from BBCi History
* History at PBS
A wide range of resources about people and events in history.
* The History Channel
Find out what happened today in history.
* The History Guide
The History Guide contains more than seventy lectures in European history from ancient Sumer to the fall of Soviet-style communism in 1989.
* The History Net
Articles from a series of history magazines. Many of US focus but also European history.
* History World
Explore world history through timelines and tours.
* HistoryBuff.com
A nonprofit organization devoted to providing primary souce material for students, teachers, and historybuffs. This site focuses primarily on how news of major, and not so major, events in American history were reported in newspapers of the time. In addition, there is information about the technology used to produce newspapers over the past 400 years.
* Internet Ancient History Sourcebook.
Full text primary sources from the ancient world.
* Internet History Sourcebooks Project
A collection of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts presented cleanly (without advertising or excessive layout) for educational use.
* Internet Library of Early Journals
A digital library of 18th and 19th Century journals. Includes the Annual Register 1758 - 1778, Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine 1843 - 1863, Gentleman's Magazine 1731 - 1751, Notes and Queries 1849 - 1869, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society 1757 - 1777 & The Builder 1843 - 1851
* Internet Modern History Sourcebook
Full text primary sources for the 16th century onwards.
* Learning Curve
Learning Curve is a free resource for teachers and students of the History National Curriculum from KS 2 to 5
* LoveToKnow Free 1911 Online Encyclopedia
The LoveToKnow Free Online Encyclopedia is based on what many consider to be the best encyclopedia ever written: the eleventh edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, first published in 1911.
* Nuclear Age Timeline
From the US Department of Energy
* Papers of Sir Joseph Banks
Approximately 10,000 manuscript pages including correspondence, principally letters received, but also reports, invoices and accounts, journals, plus a small quantity of maps, charts and watercolours.
* The Records of the Parliaments of Scotland to 1707
A fully searchable database containing the proceedings of the Scottish parliament from the first surviving act of 1235 to the union of 1707.
* The Roman Emperors
An on-line encyclopedia on the rulers of the Roman empire from Augustus (27 BC-AD 14) to Constantine XI Palaeologus (1449-1453). Includes biographical essays on the emperors, family trees ("stemmata") of important imperial dynasties, an index of significant battles in the empire's history, a and maps of these battles, and maps of the empire at different times.
* Timeframes
Timeframes includes selected New Zealand and Pacific images from the collections of the Alexander Turnbull Library, the research library within the National Library of New Zealand.
* Women in World History
These are short biographies of notable women in world history. There is good coverage of non-European women plus reviews of selected books. Catering for high school level.