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Databases for Students
Books & Media
Free learning resources for teachers, parents and students from Discovery Education
Great site for students, teachers and parents to find out more about anything they want to know!
Fact Monster Homework Center
Homework, writing and math help; study skills; conversion calculator; periodic table; and more
Access free study guides and textbooks on all school subjects!
Great Websites for Kids
Child-safe websites on school-related topics, recommended by the American Library Association.
Guide to Evaluating Sources
From the University of California Berkeley, learn whether or not a particular source is a good fit for your research project.
Expert-created content and resources for every subject and level. Always free.
Rollicking homework help, teacher resources, and online test prep. Homework help sections written by PhD students from Stanford, Harvard, and Berkeley.
Study guides and discussion forums offered on various academic subjects. Literature section includes brief analyses of characters, themes and plots.
Get knowledge and answers not by searching the web, but by asking Wolfram Alpha to do dynamic computations based on a vast collection of built-in data, algorithms, and methods.
Primary Source Documents
A Chronology of US Historical Documents
Access texts of America's most important historical documents.
Digital History - University of Houston
Find primary resources by historical era or topic area.
Historic American Newspapers
Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1836-1922 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present.
Internet History Sourcebook
Browse this collection of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts presented without advertising by Fordham University for educational use.
Letters from America's Wars
Read and listen to correspondance from over 200 years of American conflicts, ranging from the Revolution to the war in Iraq.
Library of Congress: American Memory Project
Find audio recordings, narratives and images documenting American's personal stories and memories.
Library of Congress: Current and Historical Maps
The focus of this collection is Americana and Cartographic Treasures of the Library of Congress. These images were created from maps and atlases and, in general, are restricted to items that are not covered by copyright protection.
Library of Congress: Primary Documents in American History
Find links to materials digitized from the collections of the Library of Congress that supplement and enhance the study of these crucial documents.
Map of Historical Census Data
Examine state and county census data over time. Click on "Map It!" at the top of data columns to view the data in the form of an interactive map.
National Archives: America's Historical Documents
Access records of the Federal Government, from our most celebrated milestones to little-known surprises.
New York Public Library: Digital Gallery
Access over 800,000 images digitized from the The New York Public Library's vast collections, including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints, photographs and more.
World Digital Library
Find manuscripts, rare books, maps, photographs, and other important cultural documents from all countries and time periods.