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"Links to Sources” is designed to help teachers and students make sense of the vast amount of source material available over the Internet, and effectively bring these resources their work as historians. It provides easy access to analytic tools, instructional strategies, and links to source materials.

To World History To US History

General Sources

Contemporary Political Cartoons Collection

Map Collection of the Library of Congress  

National Geographic Map Machine  |  National Geographic Lessons 

US Census Bureau

Hanover Historical Texts Project - Primary documents from around the world dating from ancient to modern times.

Texts - Primary source documents and transcripts from the Magna Carta to Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'I have a dream' speech

The Avalon Project at the Yale Law School - Documents in law, history and diplomacy

Eyewitness Accounts - Eyewitness accounts of historical events

NY Times Guide to researching your family tree

ABYZ News Links - contains links to more than 16,600 newspapers and other news sources from around the world

Newseum: interactive museum of the news

Repositories of Primary Sources - A listing of over 4000 websites describing holdings of manuscripts, archives, rare books, historical photographs, and other primary sources for the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Near East.

American Memory Collection Finder A Guided to the Library of Congress Collections: Search by subject and time period.

HistoryWired: A few of our favorite things is a virtual tour of selected objects from the vast collections of the National Museum of American History. It's start page has an innovative interface that provides access to 450 items in the virtual exhibition.


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