Links to Resources

Online Research Resources

  • Jackson State University Libraries – contains library catalogues, and links to indexes.  Students may check the status of their library accounts and renew book check-outs online.
  • H-Net – an essential resource for scholars in the humanities.  Provides reviews of books and multimedia resources, sample syllabi for a wide variety of courses, calls for conference papers, and lists of funding opportunities.  Students may find "H-Grad" (a list-serve for graduate students) particularly useful.
  • Documenting the American South – online collection of primary sources by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill which includes a collection of North American slave narratives and materials ranging from the colonial period into the early twentieth century.
  • American Memory at the Library of Congress – a growing collection of photos, documents, and other materials placed online by the Library of Congress.
  • Making of America – a large and growing collection of nineteenth century American magazines, journals, and books which have been placed online.  Search by word or phrase.
  • Woman and Social Movements in the United States, 1775-2000 – Primary sources placed online by the State University of New York at Binghamton.
  • Global Gateway at the Library of Congress – provides links to Library of Congress resources on other nations, including some documents and images on world history.
  • The Avalon Project at Yale University Law School – A collection of primary documents, mostly chosen for their significance in law, diplomacy, and politics.
  • Africa South of the Sahara: African History on the Internet – A web-guide to a wide range of internet resources on African history.
  • Internet History Sourcebooks – Paul Halsall of Fordham University has placed a large number of non-copyright primary sources from world history online at this site.
  • British National Archives – portal to British National Archives provides access to documents of interest to British and world history.

Teaching History

  • The Adoption History Project created by historian Ellen Herman.  The site includes a wide variety of primary and secondary sources on the history of adoption in the United States.
  • Africa Focus: Sights and Sounds of a Continent – Digital images and sounds of Africa collected by the University of Wisconsin.
  • The American Historical Association – Offers a growing number of resources for teachers of all levels.  See AHA publications that provide short introductions to recent scholarship on a variety of topics in world and American history.  The Teaching and Learning Project suggests ways to use technology in world and American history courses.
  • Asia for Educators – Created and maintained by Columbia University.
  • Center for History and New Media – George Mason University offers debates over the use of new technologies in history and links to history websites.
  • History Today – A British history magazine with readable articles by leading scholars.  Makes current scholarship accessible to a wider audience by providing useful introductions for readers on a variety of historical topics.
  • H-Net – an essential resource for scholars in the humanities.  Provides sample syllabi for a wide variety of courses. Teachers may find "H-High-S" – a list on "Teaching High School History and Social Studies" particularly useful.
  • The National Endowment for the Humanities website for teachers.  Includes primary sources, lesson plans, and notices about funding opportunities for teachers.
  • The Organization of American Historians – The OAH is the professional organization for all historians of American history.
  • PBS – offers useful websites and lesson plans for many of the programs aired on their network.  History teachers may find useful resources related to their American Experience program, which includes primary sources and interviews with historians.
  • The Valley of the Shadow: Two Communities in the American Civil War.  A scholarly website on the experiences of two communities during the Civil War created by historian Edward Ayers.  Includes military records for soldiers from the communities, transcriptions of letters and diaries of community members, and many other materials.
  • A Visual Sourcebook of Chinese History – an interesting collection of images in Chinese history compiled and edited by Patricia Ebrey, a leading historian of China.
  • Women in World History Curriculum – This website suggests lesson plans and curriculum resources for including women in world history courses.

Book Reviews

Professional Historical Organizations

Jobs in History

Academic Journals


Internet Exhibits

  • The Great Chicago Fire and the Web of Memory

Book Stores and Publishers