U. S. History


General U.S. History Guides

WWW-VL: History: United States
This U. S. History meta-list is part of the University of Kansas' History Network. Its member sites are all part of the WWW-VL.
Internet Resources for Historians
The University of North Texas History Department presents a directory of links to history resources for various eras, regions, and topics, prominently including American History.
Voice of the Shuttle: History Page
This annotated guide is just part of a meta-list of humanities sites available at The Voice of the Shuttle . Its emphasis is professional and includes links to primary and secondary resources.
Academic Info United States History Gateway
This meta-list provides a gateway to educational resources on U. S. History.
Digital Librarian: a librarian's choice of the best of the Web
Maintained by Margaret Vail Anderson, a librarian in Cortland, New York, Digital Librarian: a librarian's choice of the best of the Web is updated frequently and web sites are evaluated and annotated by a librarian. Its directory includes history sites and related topics.
ipl2
ipl2 - Internet Public Library + Librarians' Internet Index is an annotated subject directory of Internet sites, including history sites, that have been selected and evaluated by Librarians. It is searchable and has a free current awareness service that consists of a regular e-mail describing sites added to the index.
Histor eSearch.com
History meta-list arranged by topic. Has a comprehensive list of U. S. History links. Intended for high school and college history students.
Government Information: History Resources
This site was created by Cornette Library, West Texas A&M University. It list links to U. S. and Texas primary and secondary government sources, as well as links to governmental agency histories.

American West

WestWeb
Created and maintained by Dr. Catherine Lavender, of the Department of History, College of Staten Island, The City University of New York, WestWeb is a web site about the study of the American West. It is arranged by topic, with each topic providing links to primary and secondary resources on that particular subject.
Multicultural American West
Created and maintained by members of the Washington State University American Studies Program. This site explores the multi- and inter-cultural West historically and today.
New Perspectives on the West
Created to compliment the PBS documentary series "The West." This site provides links to primary sources materials used in the making of the documentary series, giving users the opportunity to do their own historical analysis.

Texas

Texian Web - Texas History on the Internet
The TEXIAN WEB is a consortium of searchable web sites that are dedicated to the scholarly and historically accurate depiction of pre-Civil War Texas.
Statewide Search: Texas Records and Information Locator
Created and maintained by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. TRAIL is a searchable site that provides access to Texas government information that is available in electronic format. It searches over 150 state agency web servers. Searchable by subject, agency name, keyword, or publication title.

Online Collections

American Memory
American Memory is an online resource compiled by the Library of Congress National Digital Library Program, with the participation of other libraries and archives. Over one million primary source materials from the Library of Congress' historical collections are currently available online. In the coming years, the National Digital Library Program plans to digitize and make available on the Web more of the Library's unique American history collections.
Making of America (University of Michigan)
Making of America (University of Michigan) is a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. It initially started as a collaborative effort between the University of Michigan and Cornell University to preserve and make accessible on the Web historical texts from their library collections. The Making of America collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. This site currently provides access to approximately 1,600 books and 50,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints available in the University of Michigan's library collection.
Making of America (Cornell University)
Making of America (Cornell University), is a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. It initially started as a collaborative effort between the University of Michigan and Cornell University to preserve and make accessible on the Web historical texts from their library collections. The Making of America collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. This site currently provides access to approximately 267 monographs and over 100,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints available in Cornell University's library collection. To browse monographs, it is necessary to scroll down after clicking the Browse link.
Archiving Early America: Historic Documents from 18th Century America
Archiving Early America focuses on making 18th century primary source material available on the Web. Newspapers, maps, photographs, and historic documents are available on this site. Of special interest are the March 21 and 28, 1754 issues of the Maryland Gazette, which contain George Washington's journal of his historic trip to the Ohio Valley.
Archival Research Catalog (ARC) of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
The ARC is the catalog of NARA's nationwide holdings in the Washington, DC area, Regional Archives and Presidential Libraries. Search NARA records and view digitized historical documents, photographs, and images.

Online Journals

WWW-VL: History: United States: Journals and Serial Publications
Links to journal homepages. Most pages include subscription information, some include full-text.
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 project represents a major collaborative endeavor in preservation and electronic access to historical texts. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology and currently contains approximately 50,000 articles from 13 different 19th-century journal titles.
Making of America
Materials accessible here are Cornell University's contributions to Making of America (MOA), a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The project represents a major collaborative endeavor in preservation and electronic access to historical texts. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology and includes 22 journal titles and 100,000 articles from 1843 to 1900.

Citation Help

Citing Electronic Information in History Papers
Professor Maurice Crouse, Professor of History at The University of Memphis, recognizing that there is no definitive standard in history for citing electronic sources, attempts to take existing electronic forms and make them conform as much as possible to Turabian's style manual.
A Brief Citation Guide for Internet Sources in History and the Humanities (Version 2.1)
Authored by Dr. Melvin Page, Professor of History at East Tennessee State University, this is a brief guide to citing electronic history sources, based on the principles of Turabian's style manual.
Citing Primary Sources: Chicago (Library of Congress)
Using examples from the Library of Congress' digitized historical collection, this guide cites digitized multimedia in Chicago (Turabian) styles.
Citing Government Information
From the Government Documents Librarian at Cornette Library. This guide is based on The Complete Guide to Citing Government Information Resources: A Manual for Writers and Librarians (Revised Edition). It gives examples of citing government information found on the Internet and also includes links to other citation guides for government information.

Associations and Professional Organizations

American Historical Association
Founded in 1884 and incorporated by Congress in 1889, the AHA is the largest historical society in the U.S., serving historians in all areas of study. The AHA publishes The American Historical Review.
Organization of American Historians
Founded originally in 1907, as the Mississippi Valley Historical Association, the OAH is the largest scholarly organization dedicated to the study of American history. The OAH publishes The Journal of American History.
American Association for State and Local History
Begun in 1904, as a department of the American Historical Association, the AASLH and its membership are committed to the preservation and interpretation of state and local history. The AASLH publishes History News.
Texas State Historical Association & The Center for Studies in Texas History
Organized on March 2, 1897, the Texas State Historical Association is the oldest scholarly organization in the state of Texas. Its mission is to further the appreciation, understanding, and teaching of Texas history by promoting research, preservation, and publication of historical materials about Texas. The TSHA publishes the Southwestern Historical Quarterly.

Current Awareness Resources

Web Sites

The Scout Report
Located in the Department of Computer Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, The Scout Report is published every Friday on the Web and through e-mail. It lists the latest valuable Internet resources, selected and annotated by a team of librarians and subject specialists.
Reviews in History
Reviews in History reviews significant works in all areas of history, as taught in institutions of higher education. The author is offered a right of reply that is circulated with the review. Published on the Web and through e-mail.
H-Net Reviews
H-Net Reviews in the Humanities and Social Sciences is an online scholarly review journal that is part of H-Net Humanities & Social Sciences Online. Reviews are first posted to individual H-Net networks and then posted and archived on H-Net Reviews.
H-Net Academic Announcements
H-Net Academic Announcements is part of H-Net Humanities & Social Sciences Online. At H-Net Academic Announcements you can search and browse for historical conferences, calls for papers, and programs. You may also make an announcement to the historical academic community.
Librarians' Internet Index
The Librarians' Index to the Internet is an annotated subject directory of Internet sites that have been selected and evaluated by Librarians. It is searchable and has a free current awareness service that consists of a weekly e-mailing of the top 20 sites that have been added to the index.

Mailing Lists/Newsgroups

H-Net Discussion Networks
H-Net's Discussion Lists is part of H-Net Humanities & Social Sciences OnLine and it includes over 100 discussion lists in various academic fields. The majority of lists deal with history topics or topics related to history. Research, teaching, and other aspects of academia are discussed.
TILE.NET/LISTS: The Reference to Internet Discussion & Information Lists
TILE.NET/LISTS: The Reference to Internet Discussion & Information Lists is a directory of discussion, announcements and information lists on the Internet. Lists are available by name, description, or domain. You can also search for lists by topic.

Directories

Faculty

History Departments Around the World
This site was created by the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University. It is searchable by university and by city. A complete list of history departments world-wide can be created by selecting and searching "all". Can be helpful in locating history faculty and in evaluating history programs.

Graduate Schools

GRADSCHOOLS.COM: Graduate Schools Index
GRADSCHOOLS.COM is a directory of graduate programs world-wide that is searchable by subject (subdivided by geographic area) and school. Users may also search separately for graduate programs available through distance education. Free listings contain basic descriptions and contact information for the graduate program. Paying advertisers receive an in-depth description and a link directly to their Web site.
H-Grad Grad Link
Grad Link serves as a directory for finding graduate history students in various programs around the country, as well as a guide for graduate history students seeking everything from academic information and assistance with their dissertation to financial assistance and employment information.

Educational Multimedia

Histor eSearch Documentary Videos
This site specializes in historical documentary videos. It relies on the inventories of Amazon.com and Big Star Videos. Updated frequently and searchable by topic.

Job/Career Guides

Careers in History - A Miniguide from the American Historical Association
What can you do with a degree in history? A brief essay that considers careers for historians in Advocacy, Business, Communications, Education, Information Management, and Research.
H-Net's Job Guide For the Humanities and Social Sciences
The H-Net Job Guidecovers positions in History and other fields in the Humanities and Social Sciences. A weekly index is posted to many of H-Net's e-mail lists and a job guide is posted each Monday.

Libraries/Archives

The Library of Congress
The Library of Congress (LC) is the nation's library and the world's largest repository of knowledge. Through this Web site, the user has access to the Library of Congress' online catalog; exhibitions; THOMAS, a database of current and historical information on the U.S. Congress; a Learning Page for K-12 students and teachers; and American Memory, an online source which currently offers access to over one million primary source materials from the Library of Congress' historical collections.
National Archives and Records Administration
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the federal agency that oversees the management of all U. S. federal government records, thereby ensuring that our nation's history is preserved. The NARA site provides a link to NAIL, the working prototype for a future online catalog of all the NARA's holdings. NAIL currently contains more than 3,000 microfilm publications descriptions, 400,446 archival holdings descriptions, and 124,000 digital copies.
LibCat: The Catalog of Texas A&M University General Libraries
Links directly to Texas A&M University's library catalog.
The Catalog of the University of Texas at Austin Libraries
Links directly to the University of Texas at Austin's library catalog.
Online Catalog: Texas Tech University Libraries
Links directly to Texas Tech University's library catalog.

Teacher's Guides

H-Net Teaching
This site serves as a gateway to H-Net's extensive collection of teaching resources. It includes discussion networks, teaching centers, syllabi, conference papers on multimedia teaching, and web-based teaching projects.
History Matters
History Matters is a project of the American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning at the City University of New York and the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University. It offers high school and college teachers of U.S. History survey courses links to Web resources, primary source documents, and discussions on teaching U.S. history. The emphasis is on the lives of ordinary Americans, with most of the materials currently covering the period 1876 - 1946.
National Archives: The Digital Classroom
This site encourages teachers to use primary source documents in the classroom. It provides reproducible materials from the National Archives and suggests methods for teaching with these materials.