Biography and History




American Folklife Center
Contains info on the many regional, ethnic & cultural groups in the US and around the world such as music, dance, stories, literature & customs


American Memory
National Digital Library of American History from the Library of Congress and other institutions. Contains images, maps, recordings, religious information, government & law, immigration.


Any day in History
Information on historical events & birthdates that occurred on a selected date
 
AP Images
More than 500,000 current and historical photographs and graphics that can be searched by date, place and subject.
 
Biography in Context
Biographical articles for more than 525,000 individuals.
 
British History Online
Is a digital library which contains many primary and secondary sources for medieval and modern history of the British Isles


Chester County Historical Society
Library, exhibitions, museum collection, genealogy


Chronology of US Historical Documents
Contains links to primary sources from the colonial period to the present day which may be browsed chronologically.


Country Studies
Historical, geographical - resources, climate, govenment, society, economy. Ethnic groups, language, religion


Chiefs of State
World Leaders -information on the chiefs of state & cabinet members of foreign governments


Dead People Server
Database of celebrities that are no longer living.
 
Heritage Quest
Genealogy and local history resources including periodical articles.
Heritage Quest - Remote Use
User guide


Historical New York Times
Database of articles from the New York Times from 1851-1999 ( IN LIBRARY USE ONLY)


In the First Person
Index to letters, diaries, oral histories, & personal narratives on the web
 
National Parks - Discover History
Information on people, places, stories, preservation, and more.
 
On This Day In History
Information on a specific date in history


Perseus Project
Ancient History, archaeology, and literature.


Presidents of the United States
Contains background information on the presidents along with election results and historical documents.


Primary Sources - How to find
Explains what primary sources are and tells how to find them using the library catalog, newspapers, magazines, microfilm, the library system’s databases and selected Websites.


United States Civil War Center
Includes manuscripts, books and online exhibitions.


United States Historical Statistics Browser
Census information 1790-1960.
 
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