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Interactive History Websites
Check out these fun, interactive websites designed to make learning about History fun.
Google Arts & Culture: Projects
Arts & Culture projects from around the world
Interactive site where you can search for theatrical films by geographical location, history or science subject, historical era, and film type.
Preparing for the Oath
Study guide for the Civics portion of the U.S. naturalization test.
A Google-like maps tool from Stanford University that lets you map the fastest and cheapest methods of travel (by donkey is one option) in the ancient Roman world.
Collection of traditional and new stories representing the 21 most commonly spoken languages by children across the UK. These stories can be read, listened to and downloaded in English and their original language.
Oreo the History
Advertising campaign by Oreo cookies that uses Oreos to illustrate 17 important moments in history.
Old Maps Online
Type in a location and it will search through collections of historical maps throughout the world to show a variety of them for that area
Our Mother Tongues
Supports and preserves Native American languages. Includes a “language map,” videos and more. One of its very neat features is that it allows you choose a virtual audio postcard with a Native American greeting that you can send to someone.
Flight to Freedom
Online game about the Underground Railroad where you choose your own adventure. Part of Mission US, which is funded by the Corporation For Public Broadcasting and the National Endowment For The Humanities. Requires registration.
What Was There
Search for any place in the world and it shows images of “what was there” a long time ago using a Google Maps street view.
Lessons on American Presidents
Multiple interactive exercises on every President.
Search CBC Catalog for Books
Use Story Library's online catalog to find books.
- Keyword - broadest type of search. Type in the keywords that broadly describe your topic linked with the AND connector. For example: missionaries and india.
- Title - search for a specific book by title. Change the box label from "keyword" to "title" and type in the first few words of the book title. For example: atomic frontier days
- Author - search for books written by a specific author. Change the box label from "keyword" to "author" and type in the last name followed by the first name of the author. For example: giebel christoph
Library Resources/Tools: Catalog & Databases
Search for books and other tangible media in the library's online catalog.
Search for journal articles, video and audio clips, etc. in the library's databases.
For a listing of the best Social Studies websites, including the National Archives, the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian Institution, check out this comprehensive list: 101 Great Site for Social Studies.
Academic Search Elite (Ebsco)
Covers virtually every area of academic study and offers full text for more than 6,000 scholarly journals.
African American Heritage (ProQuest)*
Access to essential historical records for African Americans.
ATLA Historical Monographs Collection: Series 1 (Ebsco)
American Theological Library Association (ATLA) Historical Monographs Collection: Series 1 & 2 provides religious and theological literature from the late 13th century to 1922. Series 1 includes monographs prior to the 1893 World Parliament of Religions. This resource is vital for scholars seeking to understand religious thought and practice, particularly in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Topics covered include church life, demographics, doctrinal disputes, higher criticism, Judeo-Christian religions, Non-Western religions, and social movements.
ATLA Historical Monographs Collection: Series 2 (Ebsco)
American Theological Library Association (ATLA) Historical Monographs Collection: Series 1 & 2 provides religious and theological literature from the late 13th century to 1922. Series 2 covers 1893 through 1922. This resource is vital for scholars seeking to understand religious thought and practice, particularly in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Topics covered include church life, demographics, doctrinal disputes, higher criticism, Judeo-Christian religions, Non-Western religions, and social movements.
Ebsco eBook Academic Collection
EBooks covering a variety of subjects including architecture, computer science, education, health & medicine, mathematics, psychology, religion, and the social sciences.
History Study Center
History Study Center is an online resource providing a vast collection of digitized primary and secondary sources for the study of history, suitable for a wide range of users, from high school students looking for quick and reliable facts on a historical topic, to researchers examining hard-to-find primary source texts.
ProQuest Central (ProQuest)*
Searches over 30 ProQuest databases from one search portal.
Research Companion (ProQuest)*
Research aide with learning modules and guides.
World Book Student*
Part of the World Book family of products
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