General -- History | Primary Documents Collections | Meta-Lists | European History | United States History | African-American History | Latin American History | The Middle East | Asian History
|General -- History
- Brief Citation Guide for Internet Sources in History and the Humanities
- Solid effort by Melvin Page to address the issues raised by citing Internet Resources in research essays. Page's suggestions will get you started on the right track but please make sure you consult your instructor regarding specific formats.
- History Departments Around the World
- Gargantuan list of Departments of History. (Center for History and New Media)
- Reading, Writing and Researching for History
- Excellent online guide that concentrates upon the mechanics of writing and researching in history. (Patrick Rael, Bowdoin)
- Why Study History?
- Excellent essay by William McNeill, Robert A. Millikan Distinguished Service Professor of History at the University of Chicago.
- Why Study History?
- Peter Stearns' provocative essay on the scope and nature of the historian's craft.
|Primary Documents Collections
- American Memory
- Historical Collections for the National Digital Library at the Library of Congress. Photographs, prints, documents, films, maps and sound recordings.
- The Avalon Project
- Excellent collection of digital documents including links to supporting documents, relevant to the fields of Law, History, Economics, Politics, Diplomacy and Government. (Yale Law School)
- Documenting the American South
- Outstanding digitized collection detailing the Southern experience in 19th century America from the viewpoint of Southerners. (UNC-Chapel Hill)
- Outstanding collection of links to Western European historical documents. (Richard Hacken)
- Internet Ancient History Sourcebook
- The third in a series of absolutely wonderful primary resources dedicated to history students engaged in the study of western civilization, pre-history through late antiquity. (Paul Halsall)
- Internet Medieval Sourcebook
- A truly outstanding collection of primary sources in medieval history as well as links to Internet resources. (Paul Halsall)
- Internet Modern History Sourcebook
- Excellent collection of primary sources intended to serve the needs of teachers and students in college European or western civilization history course. (Paul Halsall)
- Making of America
- MOA is a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. (Michigan)
- Texts and Documents
- Excellent collection of primary texts for students and faculty for use in classes. (Hanover College)
- Extensive and well-conceived guide to Internet resources for the study of the Ancient Near East. (Oriental Institute Research Archives, Chicago)
- American and British History Resources
- Searchable list of the scholarly resources specific to American and British history. (Rutgers)
- Ancient World Web Meta-List
- Annotated meta list of resources dedicated to the ancient world. Excellent. (Julia Hayden)
- Index of Resources for Historians
- Gargantuan list of resources. This page consists of a single file in excess of 265kb containing more than 2500 links. It is best to download and view the file offline -- excellent for creating your own links to important resources. (Kansas)
- LacusCurtius: into the Roman World
- An excellent primary directory of nearly 2000 resources dedicated to the study of Roman history. (Bill Thayer, UKansas)
- Voice of the Shuttle - History
- Alan Liu's outstanding meta-list of links to history resources.
- Ad Hoc
- Excellent faculty-library initiative to support and coordinate those resources for teaching and research relating to the history of Christianity (Yale Divinity School)
- British Empire and Commonwealth Museum
- Shockwave-enhanced site that provides a "national forum for preserving, exploring and studying Britain's cultural heritage associated with the former Empire and today's Commonwealth."
- British History, 1700-1920
- The Spartacus Internet Encyclopedia of British history is a wonderful collection of more than 1000 entries covering the history of Britain as seen through the eyes of people from all levels of society. An excellent resource. (John Simkin, editor)
- Diotima: Women & Gender in the Ancient World
- Outstanding interdisciplinary resource for anyone interested in patterns of gender around the ancient Mediterranean and as a forum for collaboration among instructors. (Ross Scaife and Suzanne Bonefas)
- Duke Papyrus Archives
- The Archive provides electronic access to texts and images of more than 1300 papyri from ancient Egypt. (Duke)
- Eighteenth Century Resources
- Comprehensive collection of resources on literature, history, art, music, religion, economics and philosophy in the eighteenth century, defined as the period falling in between Milton and Keats. (Jack Lynch)
- Exploring Ancient World Cultures
- An online course supplement for students and teachers of the ancient and medieval world. Outstanding. (Evansville)
- The Galileo Project
- Hypertext source of information on the life and work of Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) and the science of his time. (Rice)
- The Labyrinth: Resources for Medieval Studies
- Comprehensive guide to electronic resources in medieval studies. (Georgetown)
- ORB: The Online Reference Book for Medieval Studies
- ORB is a cooperative effort of scholars to establish an online textbook source for medieval studies. (Rhodes College)
- Perseus Project: An Evolving Digital Library
- Phenomenal digital library of resources for the study of the ancient world, specifically Archaic and Classical Greece. (Tufts)
- Photos of the Great War
- Excellent World War I image archive containing nearly 2000 images. (Kansas)
- Trenches on the Web
- An excellent starting point for an understanding of the Great War, 1914-1918.
- Worlds of Late Antiquity
- A collection of materials relating to the culture of the Mediterranean world in late antiquity, c.200-700 C.E. (James J. O'Donnell)
|United States History
- American Studies Web
- A comprehensive and fully searchable guide to online American Study resources. Highly recommended.
- The United States Civil War Center
- A well-organized collection of all public and private data to promote the interdisciplinary study of the Civil War. (LSU)
- A Hypertext on American History
- A project in collective authoring, this hypertext covers the period from the colonial period through modern times.
- The 1920s
- Well prepared presentation specific to American cultural history in the 1920s. (Kevin Rayburn)
- Tales of the Early Republic
- An organized collection of essays, original sources, and reference material about the Early American Republic. (Hal Morris)
- World's Columbian Exhibition
- Everything you need to know about the last 19th century World's Fair. Outstanding example of what the WWW can become.
- The African-American Journey
- Well-conceived, interactive journey through African-American history. (PBS)
- The African-American Mosaic
- The Mosaic is the first Library of Congress resource guide to the institution's African-American collections. Covering the nearly 500 years of the black experience in the Western hemisphere, the Mosaic surveys the full range size, and variety of the Library's collections, including books, periodicals, prints, photographs, music, film, and recorded sound.
- Gateway to African-American History
- The Gateway to African American History, has been established to assist its international audience in acquiring information on the rich and varied contributions of African-Americans to the culture and history of the United States and the world. (US Department of State, International Information Programs)
|Latin American History
- Latin American Studies
- Definitive collection of Latin American resources at the Institute of Latin American Studies. (UTexas-Austin)
- Research Sites for Latin American History
- More than 100 links on modern Latin American History brought to you by Richard Slatta of NC State.
- Resources for Latin American Studies
- Extensive list of resources vital to the study of Latin American history and culture. (UConn)
|The Middle East
- Center for Middle Eastern Studies
- The CMES was founded in 1954 for the purpose of furthering the study of the Middle East at Harvard University. This mandate has included a primary emphasis on the centuries since the rise of Islam and a concern with the wider Islamic world as well.
- Center for Middle Eastern Studies
- Excellent collection of resources and links to the Middle East. (UTexas-Austin)
- Middle East Studies Resources
- An on-going compilation of electronic bibliographic resources and research materials on the Middle East and North Africa (in the broadest sense) available on the Internet. (Middle East Studies Department, Columbia University Libraries)
- Academic Information: China Studies
- Solid collection of annotated resources for Chinese history. (Mike Madin)
- Asian Studies WWW Virtual Library
- A global collaborative project which provides access in bibliographic and in hypertext terms to networked scholarly documents, resources and information systems concerned with or relevant to Asian Studies. (Dr. T Matthew Ciolek)
- The Asian Studies Network Information Center is part of the Department of Asian Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.
|General -- Political Science
| General -- Political Science | Elections -- Voter Registration | International Politics |
| National Government | Political Science Organizations | Political Theory |
| State Government | US Political Parties |
|General -- Political Science
- National Political Index
- The National Political Index is a web site which provides an index of substantive political information for voters, political activists, political consultants, lobbyists, politicians, academicians, and media editors with a wide range of products, information, services, simulations, games, and polling in an interactive communications environment.
- Political Resources on the Net
- Listings of political sites available on the Internet sorted by country, with links to Parties, Organizations, Governments, Media and more from all around the world.
- Poly-Cy: Internet Resources for Political Science
- Comprehensive site intended to provide a set of links useful for navigating the World Wide Web in the areas of Political Science, International Affairs, Public Policy, and Public Affairs. (Bob Duval, West Virginia University)
- Research Resources for the Social Sciences
- Searchable list of links for all social sciences, from McGraw-Hill.
- The Ultimate Political Science Links Page
- The name says it all! Since 1995, the Ultimate Political Science Links Page has provided the web with a frequently up-dated, selective but encompassing, easy-on-the-browser page with links to everything political scientists need. (P. S. Ruckman, Rock Valley College)
|Elections -- Voter Registration
- History of American Presidential Elections
- Popular and electoral results of every Presidential election since 1789, with state by state results.
- Open Secrets
- Center for Responsive Politics, your online source for money in politics data.
- Project Vote Smart
- A national library of factual information on 13,000 candidates for public office from President of the United States down to state legislature are covered in five basic areas: backgrounds, issue positions, voting records, campaign finances, performance evaluations made by over 100 to liberal to conservative special interest groups.
- Rock the Vote
- Rock the Vote is dedicated to protecting freedom of expression and helping young people realize and utilize their power to create change in the civic and political lives of their communities.
|International and Comparative Politics
- Elections Around the World
- Results of current elections and parliamentary compositions for every country in the world.
- The European Union
- The European Union's mission is to organize relations between the 15 member states and between their peoples in a coherent manner and on the basis of solidarity. The EU today is preparing for its fifth enlargement, this time towards Eastern and Southern Europe.
- International Monetary Fund
- The IMF is an international organization of 182 member countries, established in 1946 to promote international monetary cooperation, exchange stability, and orderly exchange arrangements; to foster economic growth and high levels of employment; and to provide temporary financial assistance to countries under adequate safeguards to help ease balance of payments adjustment.
- National Election Studies
- The mission of the NES is to produce high quality data on voting, public opinion, and political participation that serve the research needs of social scientists, teachers, students, and policy makers concerned with the theoretical and empirical foundations of mass politics in a democratic society.
- The United Nations
- The UN is central to global efforts to solve problems which challenge humanity. Cooperating in this effort are more than 30 affiliated organizations, known together as the UN system. The UN and its family of organizations work to promote respect for human rights, protect the environment, fight disease, foster development and reduce poverty.
- World Bank
- Founded in 1944, the WBG consists of five closely associated institutions: the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD); International Development Association (IDA), International Finance Corporation (IFC); Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA); and the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). James D. Wolfensohn is the President of the five institutions.
- World Trade Organization
- The WTO is the only global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations. At its heart are the WTO agreements, negotiated and signed by the bulk of the worlds trading nations and ratified in their parliaments. The goal is to help producers of goods and services, exporters, and importers conduct their business.
- United Nations Association of the United States of America
- The United Nations Association of the United States of America is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to building understanding of and support for the ideals and vital work of the United Nations among American people.
- The White House
- The official site of the White House
- The Supreme Court of the United States
- Includes docket, calendar, schedule, rules and a brief list of resources.
- THOMAS: The United States Congress on the Internet
- Legislation, Congressional Record and Committee Information from the Library of Congress. An outstanding resource for information of all kinds.
- United States House of Representatives
- Schedules, information about the legislative process, employment opportunity, roll call votes, and more.
- United States Senate
- Senators, committees, legislative activities, roll call votes as well as the ability to contact your state senator.
|Political Science Organizations
- American Political Science Association
- The American Political Science Association is the major professional society for people who study politics, government and public policies in the U.S. and around the world.
- International Studies Association
- The International Studies Association (ISA) was founded in 1959 to promote research and education in international affairs.
International Society of Political Psychology
ISPP is an interdisciplinary organization representing all fields of inquiry concerned with exploring the relationships between
political and psychological processes
- International Political Science Association
- IPSA was founded in 1949 under UNESCO sponsorship. Since then, national political science associations have constituted its core.
- Southern Political Science Association
- From the Department of Political Science at the University of Mississippi.
- Political Philosophy on the Net
- A well-conceived and "reasoned index" for the political problems of philosophy organized in such a way that philosophers' political answers appear linked as closely as possible to their speculative questions.
- Political Philosophy Resources
- Extensive list of resources from the Department of Political Science at Louisiana State University.
- Political Thought
- Solid collection of links and resources covering a broad range of political theory and political thought. (John Coakley, International Political Science Association)
| State Government
- Governor's Office of the State of North Carolina
- Meet the Governor, news and initiatives and accomplishments.
- North Carolina General Assembly
- Legislative Commissions, Committees and Studies; members of the House and Senate and the North Carolina Statues.
|United States Political Parties
- Democratic National Committee
- The Democratic National Committee (founded 1848), plans the Party's quadrennial presidential nominating convention; promotes the election of Party candidates with both technical and financial support; and works with national, state, and local party organizations, elected officials, candidates, and constituencies to respond to the needs and views of the Democratic electorate and the nation.
- Green Party
- Inspired by the success of the German Green Party, a group of American activists came together in 1984 to form our predecessor, the Green Committees of Correspondence (GCoCs) network. Growing rapidly, the GCoCs soon encompassed scores of locals across the country, and evolved in many diverse directions.
- Libertarian Party
- America's third largest political party, the Libertarian Party was created in December of 1971 by people who realized that the politicians had strayed from America's original libertarian foundation, with disastrous results.
- Republican National Committee
- The Republican National Committee was founded in the 1850s by anti-slavery activists and individuals who believed that government should grant western lands to settlers free of charge. The RNC promotes the election of Party candidates and coordinates the activities of the Republican Party at all levels.