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General U.S. History

Internet Sites

AMDOCS: Documents for the Study of American History
Full text documents ranging from Excerpts from Columbus' Journal (1492) to the most recent State of the Union address.
American Memory: Historical Collections for the National Digital Library
Digital collections of primary resources, books, pamphlets, maps, motion pictures, manuscripts, broadsides, daguerreotypes, photographs, and other materials.
Founders' Constitution
Full-text searchable document of the U.S. Constitution
Founders Online
National Archives website that allows easy access to documents written by Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Franklin, Hamilton and Madison.
Gilder-Lehrman Institute of American History
Documents covering American history from 1493 to the present. Includes teaching resources and more than 400 primary documents.
History Matters: The U. S. Survey Course on the Web
Annotated syllabi, primary documents and lesson plans for high school and college teachers of U.S. history.
Making of America
Digitized primary source materials in American social history includes the contents of 1,600 books and journals.
NARA: U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
Searchable database to explore America's historical documents with primary sources, activities and training for  educators and students.
Smithsonian Institution
An in-depth and changing look into U.S. history, life, and culture through museums, archives, exhibitions, libraries, and events comprising the Smithsonian.

Databases

History Reference Center
History Reference Center offers full text from more than 2,000 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, cover to cover full text for more than 120 history periodicals, more than 59,600 historical documents, 49,600 biographies of historical figures, more than 110,200 historical photos and maps, and more than 80 hours of historical video.  This database is provided by EBSCO.

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