Library Study Guide: History



Geography – Non-Fiction Section  900-919

World History -Non Fiction Section  930-999

U.S. History – Non-Fiction Section  973-974

Comparative Religions – Non-Fiction Section  200-299


Articles Passwords available in library

American History

   US History in Context

World History

     World History Reference from Ebsco  Scroll down the page to find History Reference Center


Country Reports



Websites you can trust


+General Historical Information

Best of History – A web portal that suggests the best websites for historical information and background.

Go Social Studies Go – History written for students by teachers.

Google Earth – An amazing interactive atlas with thousands of relevant articles and pictures to enhance learning about areas of our planet.

CIA World Factbook -Contains background information, culture, and statistics for every nation of the world.

+Primary Sources

BK Library Primary Source Page

Chronicling America digitized newspapers from 1832 – 1922 from around America

Newspapers by State – a listing from Penn State of digitized newspapers by state

PrimaryAccess -Free online tools to create projects using primary sources

+US History

71 Digital Portals to State History – Links to state and historical society archives.
American History of TimeAmerica’s Story – from Library of Congress
Authentic History – artifacts from popular American culture
Digital History – primary sources
Faces of America – story of immigration from PBS
Finding your Roots – from PBS
Looking for Lincoln – from WNET
National Museum of American History -at the Smithsonian
Photogrammer – 170,000 Depression Era images from Library of Congress and Yale University
Picturing America Videos

American Archive of Public Broadcasting – TV and radio broadcasts


Old Maps Online
National Map
State and County QuickFacts – from the US Census Bureau
Weather Maps
Idaho Maps
Warner Map Collection – 16th, 17th & 18th Century Cartography
World Mapper 

+World History

Country Studies –  A great resource from the Library of Congress. – use TOPIC tab to find specific event
Wide Angle- window into Global History – videos from WNET
World Digital Library

+US Constitution

United States Constitution at
Explore the Constitution at
The US Constitution Explained at
Interactive Constitution at National Constitution Center

+Civil War

Civil War at
Civil War at PBS
Civil War Home Page
Civil War Timeline
Civil War Soldiers & Sailors – a database of those who fought
Civil War: 150 Years from the National Park Service

+World War II

1940 US Census
A More Perfect Union – Japanese Interment from the Smithsonian
Children of the Camps – Japanese Internment from PBS
Library of Congress: WWII Resources
National Archives – Japanese Interment resources
National WWII Museum
Powers of Persuasion: Poster Art from WWII
Rutgers Oral History Archives of World War II
The War – the story of World War II from the personal accounts of those who lived it.
Women and the Homefront During World War II
World War II: Documents