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Internet History Sourcebooks Project
A combination of historical texts in the public domain and texts for which copy permission has been granted, this site includes three major sourcebooks for ancient, medieval, and modern history. There are also a number of subsidiary sourcebooks on specific topics, e.g., African, Jewish, women's history.

Best of History Web Sites
Contains links to over 800 history-related web sites that have been reviewed for quality, accuracy, and usefulness. Although designed for teachers and students, the site is suitable for anyone with an interest in history. Includes links to general resources and research-oriented sites, as well as sites with engaging educational content and stimulating and useful multimedia technologies.

Center for the Study of History and Memory
This Indiana University research center's website offers an online guide to oral history interviewing techniques, sample permission forms, and a selected list of resources in oral history and memory studies.

History.com
Presented by television's History Channel, this website offers information in a wide variety of formats. You can use "This Day in History" to find out what happened on today's date or any other date, such as your birthday.

US History
Digital History of the US
This comprehensive site includes a full-text history textbook, numerous essays and biographies, over 400 hundred primary sources, an interactive timeline, glossaries, maps, images, and more.

The Charters of Freedom
From the National Archives and Records Administration, high-resolution images and transcriptions of the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, and the Bill of Rights, with commentary on the creation of these documents and their historical impact.

American Memory from the Library of Congress
Provides access to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience, from the collections of the Library of Congress and other institutions.

National Museum of American History
This division of the Smithsonian Institution's website offers high-quality online exhibitions, information about collections, activities for kids, and tools for educators.

Connecticut History Collection Online
From Quinnipiac University, a collection of digitized books relevant to the history of our state.

Orange 150: Sesquicentennial 1822-1972
A digital presentation of the book created to commemorate the Orange Sesquicentennial in 1972.

World History

Ancient Egypt
At this site from the British Museum, learn about Egyptian life, geography, gods and goddesses, mummification, Pharoahs, pyramids, temples, timekeeping, trades and writing. Each section has a story to read, information to explore, and a challenge to complete.

Encyclopedia of Roman Emperors
This site contains an index of all the emperors who ruled during the empire's 1500 years, a number of biographical essays on the individual emperors, and family trees ("stemmata") of important imperial dynasties. There is also historical information about the Roman empire, including descriptions and maps of significant battles in the empire's history, and maps of the empire at different periods.

Holocaust
Museum of Tolerance Online
Provides extensive information about the Holocaust including full-text articles and books, photo and map collections, bibliographies, a timeline, and a glossary.

A Teacher's Guide to the Holocaust
Includes original content, as well as links to the best Holocaust resources on the Web. It includes a timeline for years from 1918 to the present; a section that covers the roles of the participants--victims, perpetuators, bystanders, resistors, rescuers, liberators, and survivors; and an area covering music, art, and literature of the Holocaust.
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