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General History Sites 

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Holocaust Sites



History Web Sites:

Directories and MetaSites

Avalon Project at Yale 
Full text documents in law, history and diplomacy. Also includes links to Project Diana, housing archival materials on Human Rights. This is a very useful site.

Carrie: A Full Text Electronic Library
Searchable site of thousands of full-text documents, including works of classic literature, essays and historic documents. Another wonder from the University of Kansas.

Center for History and New Media
"Since 1994 under the founding direction of Roy Rosenzweig, the Center for History and New Media (CHNM) at George Mason University has used digital media and computer technology to democratize history-to incorporate multiple voices, reach diverse audiences, and encourage popular participation in presenting and preserving the past.

CHNM uses digital media and technology to preserve and present history online, transform scholarship across the humanities, and advance historical education and understanding. Each year CHNM's many project websites receive over 20 million visitors, and over a million people rely on its digital tools to teach, learn, and conduct research."

National Endowment for the Humanities site.

EuroDocs: Primary Historical DocumentsFrom Western Europe Selected Transcriptions, Facsimiles and Translations
A major index of primary documents created and maintained by Brigham Young University. Information is organized by location (country index) and period (medieval and renaissance.)

Fordham University - Internet History Sourcebooks Projects
Comprehensive site for modern history with links to ancient and medieval history pages. Thousands of links and lots of scholarly information.

History Guide -
A directory of over 1600 sites. (Europe, America, Asia, Africa, Australia)

Historical Text Archive

Comprehensive directory of historic resources.

Intute Arts & Humanities
The academic search engine created at Oxford University.

In the First Person
In the First Person provides in-depth indexing of more than 2,500 collections of oral history in English from around the world. This database is provided by Alexander Street Press.

Librarians Index to the Internet
Links to sites everywhere provided by the Library of California. Updates weekly.

Library of Congress: Global Gateway
A gateway to collaborative digital collections, as well as collections within the Library of Congress.

Perseus Project
The primary goal of this database of full-text materials "is to bring a wide range of source materials to as large an audience as possible." Created by Tufts University, every possible resources, from Papyri to Renaissance works to Civil War Documents and even an article entitled Disambiguating Geographic Names in a Historical Digital LibraryElectronic is included here.

PBS American History Project Directory
Directory of all American History subject online programs.

WWW VL - History Central Catalog
Amazing compendium of web sites by country for all periods and all areas of the world. Created by the University of Kansas.

General History Sites

A tale of Three Cities
An interactive exploration of three cities : Alexandria, Egypt (1 AD), Cordoba, Spain (1000 ad), New York, USA (2000). Allows participants to contrast, and compare the similarities and differences of these locations and societies.

Cold War International History Site
A scholarly site created by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, these pages provide access to historical records on all sides of the Cold War including archival records from former communist bloc countries

Eye Witness -
First person narratives from all historic periods.

History of Costume
Originially published between 1861- 1880 by Braun & Schneider - c.1861-1880 this online edition of the original book has 500 plates of historical dress from antiquity to the end of the 19th century.

World History Compass
A website with links to world history sites.


Holocaust Sites

Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies
An extraordinary site listing hundreds of web links to sites covering all holocaust and genocide issues. In addition their are documents, narratives and a virtual museum available.

Directory of the Holocaust. Full search database supplying articles, text sources, graphics and images, archival documents and more.

Fordham University - Holocaust Sites
A huge, well-established and scholarly site with links to to sites on the Holocaust and Genocide studies. 

Holocaust Museum Site - Web Links
This page of very useful links is provided by the United States Holocaust Museum in Washington DC. Click on the Museum home page for history information, museum exhibitions and other materials.

The Jewish Virtual Library - Holocaust Studies
This site was created by the American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise, a research and study organization. Extensive links to articles, including chronologies.