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Websites (free, public sites)
The following web resources were selected by librarians:
American Memory (Library of Congress)
American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. It is a digital record of American history and creativity. These materials, from the collections of the Library of Congress and other institutions, chronicle historical events, people, places, and ideas that continue to shape America, serving the public as a resource for education and lifelong learning.
American Oriental Society
Devoted to the promotion of basic research in the languages and literatures of Asia
Through this website, you will be able to read and search through thousands of records from George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison and see firsthand the growth of democracy and the birth of the Republic.
H-Net: Humanities & Social Sciences Online
An international interdisciplinary organization of scholars and teachers, offering peer reviewed essays, multimedia materials, and discussions, plus funding opportunities. Hosted by the History Department at Michigan State University.
The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago
The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago is an interdisciplinary research center whose goal is to integrate archaeological, textual, and art historical data to understand the development and functioning of the ancient civilizations of the Near East from the earliest Holocene through the Medieval period.
Using Primary Sources on the Web
Students and researchers now have greater access to primary source materials for historical research than ever before. The traditional use of sources available in print and microfilm continues to be the foundation for research, but in some cases documents, letters, maps, photographs of ancient artifacts and other primary material are available online in different formats from free websites or subscription services on the internet. How to find, how to evaluate, how to cite.
Wisconsin Historical Society Family History Search
Find Your Ancestors by Searching Our Family History Resources
Search over 3,000,000 records including: birth, death and marriage record indexes; newspaper clippings; photographs and other visual materials; and property records from National Register and State Register of Historic Places and the Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory (AHI).