General History

Historical Text Archive 
Links to archives, history departments, www servers, and reviews, this site also provides access to a large number of full-text documents.

Repositories of Primary Sources 
A collection of over 4000 links to websites describing holdings of manuscripts, archives, rare books, photographs, and other primary sources.

Archival Data Online Repository 
A collection of data provided by the University of Wisconsin Data and Program Library Service. A number of the groups contain historical data on topics such as the 18th and 19th century slave trade, the Russian Imperial bureaucracy, from 1762 to 1881, and French provincial intendants, from 1661 to 1790.

The Avalon Project 
A collection of data provided by Yale Law School of primary source material in the field of law, history, economics, politics, diplomacy and government from the 18th Century to the 21st Century.

Gender History and Studies 
This page constructed by Tennessee Technological University links to a number of online resources in women's history and women's studies in general.

History Departments Around the World 
A collection of links to the Web pages of history departments around the world.

International Institute of Social History 
The homepage of one of the world's foremost institutions for social history. Features of this site include a catalog of the Institute's archival collections, digital versions of its exhibitions, a list of its new publications, extensive links to labor and business history sites, and ViVa, a current bibliography of articles on women's history.

Find Historic Women in History


Africa South of the Sahara: Selected Internet Resources

An excellent select list created by Karen Fung for the Electronic Technology Group of the African Studies Association.

University of Pennsylvania African Studies Center 
This site has links to a large number of African Studies electronic resources, including country-specific pages, internet resources, multimedia archives, and news from the African Studies Association.


Asian Studies

Part of the World-Wide Web Virtual Library, this site is affiliated with the Australian National University. It contains over 600 links to electronic resources in Asian studies.

The Wars for Vietnam: 1945 to 1975 
Covers the conflicts in Vietnam from the period of French involvement through the fall of Saigon in 1975. Contains a main overview essay and hypertext links to full-text documents, presidential archives, and other related sites. Also includes a list of additional Vietnam-related links and Vietnam Veteran web sites.

Guide to Japan 
An overview of modern Japan with historical sections. It also contains a guide to travel in Japan.

Teaching Kids About Japan



This site provides a large number of links to Western European historical documents from the Middle Ages to recent times. Mainly primary sources, the documents may be transcribed, reproduced in facsimile, or translated.

History Data Service 
Located at the University of Essex, the History Data Service is Britain's national center for the preservation and supply of historical data held in computer-readable form. Data covering all historical periods is acquired from a wide range of sources and made available to researchers via an on-line catalog, which can be accessed through this site.


The Witchcraft Bibliography Project 
A bibliography of witchcraft in Early Modern Europe and America, mainly of materials published since 1950. In addition, there are links to other witchcraft web sites.

Located at the University of Pittsburgh, REESWeb is a comprehensive index of electronic resources in Russian and East European Studies. Among its many offerings are national homepages, archives of information, and Web servers in the former Soviet Union.


Ancient and Medieval Europe

Electronic Resources for Classicists: The Second Generation 
A very extensive, well-annotated list of a great variety of resources maintained by the University of California, Irvine.

The Labyrinth 
Sponsored by Georgetown University, this site contains full text documents (often in the original language), bibliographies, teaching resources, information about professional organizations, and a wide variety of links.

The Medieval Review 
Provides reviews of current work in all areas of medieval studies and a searchable archive of past reviews.

Latin America


This Web site links to the H-Latam electronic discussion group on Latin American history. Access is also provided to academic announcements, book reviews, and course materials.

The University of Texas Latin America Network Information Center page contains a large number of links to Web sites covering different aspects of Latin America.

HLAS Online 
The Web version of the Handbook of Latin American Studies contains annotated citations of books and articles from the humanities and social sciences disciplines.

Middle East


The University of Texas Middle East Network Information Center page contains a large number of links to Web sites covering different aspects of the Middle East.

Middle East Studies 
A good collection of links maintained by Columbia University Library and part of the World-Wide Web Virtual Library.

Ancient History

Exploring Ancient World Cultures

The University of Evansville has a complete overview of ancient world cultures: Mesopotamia, Egypt, India, China, Rome, Greece, and Islam are some of the topics. An exploration of culture, its meaning, and its transmission provides a grounding in the discovery of world civilizations.

Alexander the Great 
A fine collection of myths, anecdotes, and historical facts on one of the first great empire builders. Includes an interactive map of his journey across the Near and Middle East.

A FAQ of Assyria and Babylon discusses the mythology and history of Mesopotamina and two of its most important civilizations.

United States and Canada

United States History Sites

American and British History Resources on the Internet 
One of the most extensive and well-organized general sites for American and British history. Includes access to a large variety of general and thematic sites, historical documents and electronic texts, bibliographies, archival collections, electronic journals, historical associations, and history listservs. A good place to start when looking for historical sites on the Internet.

American Memory Project: Library of Congress 
A collection of primary source documents and archives from the Library of Congress pertaining to American history and culture. Includes African-American pamphlets, Civil War photographs, a collection of women's suffrage documents. Users can search the collections by key word or terms. Consists of printed text, collections of photographs, and some scanned manuscripts.

Furman University Nineteenth Century Documents Project 
Offers transcriptions of important primary texts from 19th century American history. Includes a large number of newspaper editorials about important issues of the period.

American Civil War Homepage 
An excellent site, large and well-organized. Offers access to letters, diaries, and other documents; graphic images; battle histories; combat rosters; state and local studies.The U.S. Civil War Center also provides links to a wide variety of sites, including books and magazines; unit histories; battlefields, cemeteries and parks; maps; and Civil War-era newspapers.

Civil War Resources on the Internet 
Arranged chronologically from the period leading up to the Civil War through Reconstruction (1830-1890).

Valley of the Shadow: Living the Civil War in Virginia and Pennsylvania 
Traces two communities, one Southern and one Northern, through the American Civil War. A hypermedia archive of relevant newspapers, letters and diaries, photographs and maps, church records, military records, and population and agricultural censuses.

Academic Info: African American History 
An extensive annotated directory of internet resources on African-American history. Includes links to general guides and directories; digital archives and collections; museums and libraries; and special topics (slavery, the Civil Rights Movement, etc.)

African-American History and Studies 
Provides links to a wide variety of African-American history sites, professional associations, archives, and research centers, and special contemporary issues relating to African-Americans.

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project 
The web site of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project, located at Stanford University. Includes links to articles, and full-text documents and speeches by King.

American Women's History: A Research Guide 
Provides extensive citations to print, electronic, and primary source materials related to American women's history. There is a topical subject index, regional sources arranged by state, and the guide to finding primary sources includes links to digital collections.

Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1830-1930 
Organized around various collections of primary documents that deal with specific reform issues and movements involving American women between 1830 and 1930.


Other Specialized Sites

Afro-American Sources in Virginia. A Guide to Manuscripts

American Historical Association

Index of Native American Resources on the Internet

National Archives and Records Administration

Organization of American Historians

Presidential Addresses: Inaugural, State of the Union, Farewell Addresses


Canadian Sites

Canadian Studies: A Guide to the Sources 
A general guide to sources on Canadian Studies, including history, politics, and relations with the United States.