General Resources; Documents; Maps; Statistics


General Resources

BBC: History
Part of the BBC’s large selection of educational offerings.
BBC History Extra
The official website of BBC History Magazine offers access to the magazine, to news, quizzes, blogs, special features, podcasts, and more.
Best of History Websites
Award-winning portal created for students, history educators, and general history enthusiasts. Here you’ll find sites, rated for usefulness and accuracy, that will help you study or teach a wide variety of topics and periods in History.
Current Value of Old Money
Links and a bibliography of sources that try to answer the question how much would a specified amount of money at a certain period of time be worth today?.
Early Modern Web
Guide to primary and secondary web resources about early modern Europe, circa 1500-1800.
eHISTORY
Our collection of primary sources, documentary material, online books and reviews offers a window into the past for students and scholars of history.
Environment History Resources
Home of an irregular blog with further resources looking at how environment and climate have affected human society and history, and vice versa.
Eyewitness to History
Your ringside seat to history – from the Ancient World to the present. History through the eyes of those who lived it…
Hip Hughes videos
HipHughes History is a series of upbeat, personable and educational lectures designed for students and lifelong learners. Videos primarily focus on US History and Politics but span across World History and general interest.
The History Place
The History Place is a private, independent, Internet-only publication based in the Boston area that is not affiliated with any political group or organization. The Web site presents a fact-based, common sense approach in the presentation of the history of humanity, with great care given to accuracy.
History Today
History Today is a magazine whose aim is simple: to bring serious history to a wide audience. It is based in London and published monthly….This website includes an archive of virtually every article published by History Today since it was founded in 1951.
Museum of the World
From the British Museum and the Google Cultural Institute, an interactive timeline of interconnected historical objects from all over the world. Click on them to view details.
Open Vault
Historical videos from WGBH, covering decades of material.
Seterra Geography Games
Learning geography doesn’t have to be boring. Do it the easy way with Seterra! … Seterra includes fun quizzes that help familiarize you with countries, capital cities, flags, rivers, lakes, and notable geological features.
Spartacus Educational
British and American history, arranged by subject. Also German history from 1900-1945.
Stuff You Missed in History Class
Podcast taking a look at history topics both light and serious. Topics have included Plessy vs. Ferguson, Bakelite, The Ghost Army, The Egg Nog Riot, and much more. Each episode includes a bibliography.Also available on iTunes and Facebook.
Sweet Search: Using the Web and Technology in Social Studies Class
Tips for web research, including selections of resources on a variety of social studies topics, all chosen especially for students from the search engine Sweet Search.
Voice of the Shuttle
Extensive set of links to humanities resources online.

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BBC: History
Part of the BBC’s large selection of educational offerings.
Best of History Websites
Award-winning portal created for students, history educators, and general history enthusiasts. Here you’ll find sites, rated for usefulness and accuracy, that will help you study or teach a wide variety of topics and periods in History.
Current Value of Old Money
Links and a bibliography of sources that try to answer the question how much would a specified amount of money at a certain period of time be worth today?.
Early Modern Hub
Guide to primary and secondary web resources about early modern Europe, circa 1500-1800.
ehistory at OSU
Our collection of primary sources, documentary material, online books and reviews offers a window into the past for students and scholars of history.
Environment History Resources
Home of an irregular blog with further resources looking at how environment and climate have affected human society and history, and vice versa.
Eyewitness to History
Your ringside seat to history – from the Ancient World to the present. History through the eyes of those who lived it…
Hip Hughes videos
HipHughes History is a series of upbeat, personable and educational lectures designed for students and lifelong learners. Videos primarily focus on US History and Politics but span across World History and general interest.
Histography – Timeline of History
Choose an era from the beginning of the univserse to the Information Era. May narrow topic with categories at left and drag cursor over timeline to select date ranges. (Note: Only works with Chrome and Safari browsers.)
History Extra
The official website of BBC History Magazine offers access to the magazine, to news, quizzes, blogs, special features, podcasts, and more.
The History Place
The History Place is a private, independent, Internet-only publication based in the Boston area that is not affiliated with any political group or organization. The Web site presents a fact-based, common sense approach in the presentation of the history of humanity, with great care given to accuracy.
History Today
History Today is a magazine whose aim is simple: to bring serious history to a wide audience. It is based in London and published monthly….This website includes an archive of virtually every article published by History Today since it was founded in 1951.
Made From History
Made From Media is a startup focusing on making education more interactive and engaging, through using innovations in publishing technology. This means plenty of infographics, interactive charts, visual storytelling and animated videos.
Museum of the World
From the British Museum and the Google Cultural Institute, an interactive timeline of interconnected historical objects from all over the world. Click on them to view details.
Open Vault
Historical videos from WGBH, covering decades of material.
Spartacus Educational
British and American history, arranged by subject. Also German history from 1900-1945.
Stuff You Missed in History Class
Podcast taking a look at topics both light and serious which may not have been covered in as much depth in class. Topics have included Plessy vs. Ferguson, Bakelite, The Ghost Army, The Egg Nog Riot, and much more. Each episode includes a bibliography.Also available on iTunes and Facebook.
Sweet Search: Using the Web and Technology in Social Studies Class
Tips for web research, including selections of resources on a variety of social studies topics, all chosen especially for students from the search engine Sweet Search.
Voice of the Shuttle
Extensive set of links to humanities resources online.

Documents & Speeches

100 Milestone Documents
The following is a list of 100 milestone documents, compiled by the National Archives and Records Administration, and drawn primarily from its nationwide holdings. The documents chronicle United States history from 1776 to 1965.
250+ Killer Digital Libraries and Archives
List by state and topic of historical archives in the US.
America in Class
Collections of primary resources compatible with the Common Core State Standards — historical documents, literary texts, and works of art — thematically organized with notes and discussion questions.
American Memory
Over 100 multimedia collections of digitized documents, photographs, recorded sound, moving pictures, and text from the Library of Congress. Includes a ‘Today in History’ section.
American Presidency Project
This collection contains over 100,000 documents including speeches, addresses, proclamations, executive orders, chats, and press conferences given by U.S. Presidents.
American Rhetoric
This award-winning site includes text files, audio, video, and images in sections such as Online Speech Bank, Top 100 Speeches, Movie Speeches, Christian Rhetoric, Rhetoric of 9-11, Speech of the Week, and more.
The Avalon Project at the Yale Law School
Documents in law, history, and diplomacy browsable by name or searchable by keyword.
BBC World Service: The Documentary
Dozens of BBC tv shows archived and available online.
British Library Online Gallery
The Gallery includes maps, drawings, sheet music, bird songs, early wax cylinder recordings, and more.
British Pathé at YouTube videos
With its unparalleled collection of historical events and vast catalogue of changing social activity, British Pathé encompasses one of the world’s most prodigious and fascinating documents of the modern age. From fashion to warfare and sport to travel, British Pathé is the definitive source for the 20th century in moving images. All 85,000 newsreels are now searchable and viewable on YouTube.
C-Span videos
The Video Library records all three C-SPAN networks seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day. Programs are extensively indexed, making the database of C-SPAN programming an unparalleled chronological resource.
CARRIE: A Full-Text Electronic Library
Links to historical documents online. Includes European history,American history, and UN and international documents, among other collections.
A Chronology of U.S. Historical Documents
From the University of Oklahoma, U.S. historical documents arranged in chronological order, from pre-colonial days through the present.
Digital Public Library of America
A single point of access to millions of items—photographs, manuscripts, books, sounds, moving images, and more—from libraries, archives, and museums around the United States. Users can browse and search the DPLA’s collections by timeline, map, format, and topic; save items to customized lists; and share their lists with others.
DPLA: Primary Source Sets
Each set includes a topic overview, ten to fifteen primary sources, links to related resources, and a teaching guide.
DocsTeach
Access thousands of primary sources — letters, photographs, speeches, posters, maps, videos, and other document types — spanning the course of American history…. Borrow from an ever-expanding collection of document-based activities created by the National Archives, and teachers around the world.
EuroDocs
Online Sources for European History. Selected Transcriptions, Facsimiles and Translations.
Eyewitness to History – history through the eyes of those who lived it
First hand accounts, illustrated with vintage photos, original radio broadcasts.
Google Arts & Culture
Google Arts & Culture features content from over 1000 leading museums and archives who have partnered with the Google Cultural Institute to bring the world’s treasures online.
GPO – U.S. Government Printing Office
Free online access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government.
Historical Text Archive
Hundreds of articles, dozens of books, and thousands of links to historical documents from American and world history.
History and Politics OutLoud
History and Politics Out Loud is a searchable archive of politically significant audio materials for scholars, teachers and students.
TheHistoryNet: Where History Lives on the Web
From About.com, extensive links to archival historical information on the web.
The History Place – Great Speeches Collection
Transcripts of selected great speeches throughout history.
Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States
A collection from Project Bartleby online.
Internet History Sourcebooks Project
Collections of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts presented cleanly … for educational use. This extensive collection of documents and links is a great starting place for historical research of all sorts.
Library of Congress
Library of Congress: Primary Sources
Images, videos, and documents from the Library of Congress.
LOC: Prints & Photographs Online Catalog
Photographs, fine and popular prints and drawings, posters, and architectural and engineering drawings from the Library of Congress.
National Archives (U.S.)
Text, historical information, and facsimile images of U.S. documents, treaties, and speeches. Also includes large collections of images of American people, places, and events. Includes U.S. Historical Documents and Presidential Libraries; video files are hosted on Google Videos. There’s also a helpful multi-search tool at National Archives Catalog.
Newspapers

*SCC students – ask librarian for password

Old Pictures
An extensive collection of original, historical photographs. This collection includes a vast array of photographs spanning the years 1850 to 1940.
Policy Archive
PolicyArchive is a comprehensive digital library of public policy research containing over 30,000 documents.
Primary Source Nexus
Primary source resources and teaching ideas. Derived from Library of Congress sources and nicely arranged for ease of access.
StoryCorps
StoryCorps is a national project to instruct and inspire people to record one another’s stories in sound…
TimeSearch
Search or browse history timelines.
Voices of Democracy
The Voices of Democracy project is designed to promote the study of great speeches and public debates.
WGBH Open Vault
We provide online access to unique and historically important content produced by the public television and radio station WGBH.
White House News
Transcripts from the White House of addresses, statements, briefings, and press releases. More materials can be found in the White House YouTube Channel.

Maps & Geography

Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States
Here you will find one of the greatest historical atlases: Charles O. Paullin and John K. Wright’s Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States, first published in 1932. This digital edition reproduces all of the atlas’s nearly 700 maps.
The Big Map Blog
Collection of large historical maps, both in terms of size and resolution. (No longer updated.)
ChartsBin
ChartsBin is a web-based data visualization tool that will allow everyone to quickly and easily create rich interactive visualizations with their own data. Deals with maps and statistics. (Not recently updated.)
Country of the Week
A weekly interactive quiz introduces students to a country via Times maps, video, photography and journalism.
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
The historical map collection has over 81,000 maps and images online. The collection includes rare 16th through 21st century maps of America, North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Pacific, Arctic, Antarctic, and the World.
Driving Directions
Bing Maps /
Google Maps /
MapQuest
Find where things are or find your way from here to there.
Earth: A Graphic Look at the State of the World
Via maps and graphs, this site shows and compares information on such topics as global ecology, human conditions, energy supply, food production, pollution, warfare, and wealth.
Euratlas Periodis Web – Maps to be Used for the History of Europe
Policical maps of Europe at one-hundred year intervals between 1 A.D. and 1700 A.D., plus maps of Rome and of Roman battles.
Google Earth
Google Earth combines satellite imagery, maps and the power of Google Search to put the world’s geographic information at your fingertips.
Library of Congress: Maps
Search, browse, or check out the Collections with Maps from the Library of Congress.
Mapfrappe
A Google Maps mashup which allows overlaying the outline of one map section over another for easy size comparison.
Maps in Our Lives
Celebrating a thirty-year partnership between the Library of Congress and the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM), the Maps in Our Lives exhibition explores surveying, cartography, geodesy, and geographic information systems–and draws on both the Library’s historic map collections and the ACSM collection in the Library of Congress.
Maps of War
Each map is well-researched and based in fact, and none of the work is meant to be biased or political. No spin or opinion, just fact-based conclusions about the history of war.
Military Campaign Maps
Maps showing campaigns of major military conflicts including troop movements, defensive structures and groundworks, roads to and from sites of military engagements, campsites, and local buildings, topography and vegetation.

National Geographic MapsAll sorts of maps, both of the United States and the world.National Map of the United StatesThe geographic information available from The National Map includes orthoimagery (aerial photographs), elevation, geographic names, hydrography, boundaries, transportation, structures, and land cover.OpenStreetMapA free editable map of the whole world. … OpenStreetMap allows you to view, edit and use geographical data in a collaborative way from anywhere on Earth.Perry-Castañeda Library Map CollectionTons of maps both current and historical.Printable World MapMore than 165 free printable maps that you can download and print for free. … Choose from maps of continents … maps of countries … maps of regions … and maps of all fifty of the United States, plus the District of Columbia. There are labeled maps … fill-in-the-blank maps … and blank maps….Scribble MapsA GoogleMaps mashup that allows drawing over a map and saving it.SeterraWelcome to the online version of the classic map quiz game for Windows, Seterra. Using Seterra, you can learn about countries, capitals, cities, rivers lakes and much more all around the world!StoryMapJSStoryMapJS is a free tool to help you tell stories on the web that highlight the locations of a series of events. It is a new tool, yet stable in our development environment, and it has a friendly authoring tool.Story MapsEsri Story Maps let you combine authoritative maps with narrative text, images, and multimedia content. Gallery includes free maps on many topics such as World Population Trends, Gerrymandering, and The Trade in Plastic Waste.The True Size Of …Allows one to compare the true size of countries and regions without the distortions of flat map projections.USA.gov: Data and Statistics: MapsThe official National Map of the U.S., plus several others from various government departments.Why All World Maps Are Wrong (video)This video shows how mapping a sphere onto a flat surface always produces distortions of one kind or another no matter which projection is used.WorldAtlas.comMaps and facts about the places of the world. Includes current times, map clip art, distances, and more.World Population: An Interactive ExperienceTimeline from 1 A.D. projecting to 2050 A.D., showing human population around the globe.

Statistics - General and World

ChartsBin
ChartsBin is a web-based data visualization tool that will allow everyone to quickly and easily create rich interactive visualizations with their own data. Deals with maps and statistics.
Earth: A Graphic Look at the State of the World
Via maps and graphs, this site shows and compares information on such topics as global ecology, human conditions, energy supply, food production, pollution, warfare, and wealth.
Earth Clock
Estimates of current world statistics, including population, births, deaths, incidence of various diseases, global temperature, and other information.
Economy.com
Economy.com® provides real-time coverage of the global economy, including in-depth analysis of more than 300 economic indicators events, topics and long term trends, plus forecasts by Mark Zandi and the Moody’s Analytics team.
Gapminder
Gapminder is an independent Swedish foundation with no political, religious or economic affiliations. Gapminder is a fact tank, not a think tank. Gapminder fights devastating misconceptions about global development…. [and] promotes a fact-based worldview everyone can understand.
Google Public Data Explorer
Students, journalists, policy makers and everyone else can play with the tool to create visualizations of public data, link to them, or embed them in their own webpages. Embedded charts and links can update automatically so you’re always sharing the latest available data.
InfoPlease: World Statistics
Infoplease has compiled some useful statistics to help you out. Here you will find population, social, economic, health and political data on every country in the world.
Internet World Stats
Internet World Stats is an International website that features up to date world Internet Usage, Population Statistics, Social Media Stats and Internet Market Research Data, for over 243 individual countries and world regions.
NationMaster
NationMaster is where stats come alive! We are a massive central data source and a handy way to graphically compare nations.
Population Pyramid.net
Shows interactive population pyramids of the world from 1950 to 2100, based on U.N. statistical data. These pyramids show the life expectancy for males and females in the selected year, and can be narrowed by region or country.
The UC Atlas of Global Inequality
The Atlas of Global Inequality explores some aspects of inequality using online, downloadable maps and graphics. All these materials can be used freely providing they are attributed to the UC Atlas of Global Inequality.
World Bank Open Data
Free and open access to global development data
World Development Indicators
World Development Indicators – Tables
Annual Reports from the World Bank containing statistics for countries around the world. Use the tables or go to the main page for archives or downloadable files in Excel format.
Worldometers
Worldometers shows estimated current numbers based on statistics and projections from the most reputable official organizations.

Statistics - United States

Bureau of Justice – Statistics
Crime, law enforcement, and courts statistics from the U.S. Department of Justice
Bureau of Transportation Statistics
All sorts of information and statistics about transportation in the U.S., by car, train, plane, boat, and other means.
FBI: Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program
We regularly publish or contribute to a series of statistical crime reports and publications, detailing specific offenses and outlining trends that can help you better understand crime threats both nationally and locally.
Federal Agency Statistics Reports
From the U.S. Census Bureau.
Measure of America
Measure of America provides easy-to-use yet methodologically sound tools for understanding the distribution of well-being and opportunity in America …. Includes Interactive Maps.
National Historical Geographic Information System
This site provides easy access to summary tables and time series of population, housing, agriculture, and economic data, along with GIS-compatible boundary files, for years from 1790 through the present and for all levels of U.S. census geography, including states, counties, tracts, and blocks.
Statistical Abstracts Series
Collection of the long-running annual “Statistical Abstract of the United States” from the 1870s through 2012, when the title ceased publication.
Today in History
A feature from the Library of Congress.
USA.gov: U.S. Data and Statistics
Find data about the U.S., such as maps and population, demographic, and economic data.
U.S. Census Bureau
People, business, geography… all sorts of facts and figures from the U.S. Census Bureau. Pages include:

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