American History

Cold War

Virtual Library European University Institute in Italy

This database covers many of the topics. It provides information separated into decades.

Best of History Websites

Best of History Websites aims to provide quick, convenient, and reliable access to the best history-oriented resources online in a wide range of categories and has been designed to benefit history teachers and their students; however, general history ent

U.S. Department of Defense

Carnegie Melon University

The history of the Cold War is documented in numerous archives (including web based sources), and there are also many other sites worth seeing.


The Washington Post

Lists and gives details of the reforms that occurred because of Watergate.

Gerald Ford Library Museum

Comprehensive site on the Watergate Files

The Library of Congress

This is a Library of Congress website that provides political cartoons drawn by Herb Block. This particular URL provides political cartoons of Watergate and Nixon. Each of the cartoons come with a brief explanation and may be printed.


Library of Congress Memory Collection

National Park Service

U.S. Department of the Interior — Search Civil War

The Civil War Home Page

One of the largest and most comprehensive collections of Civil War related material available on the Internet.


Civil Rights Resources


Public Broadcasting Service

(Battlefields of Vietnam)

Vietnam’s T.V. History

Vassar University

The Wars of Vietnam: 1945-1975


National WWII Museum

Prohibition (PBS)

They Made America (PBS)

Civil War at the Smithsonian

The Price of Freedom: Americans at War (Smithsonian Institute)

The 1922 Triangle Factory Fire (Cornell University)

The 9/11 Digital Archive (Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media)

Exploring American History

Colonial Life

U.S. Immigration Timeline and Ellis Island

History Engine

In this tool for collaborative education and research, students can learn history by researching, writing, publishing, and creating a collection of historical articles in U.S. history.

Internet Ancient History Sourcebook

The Internet Ancient History Sourcebook is a great place to study human origins, with full text and search on topics including Mesopotamia, Rome, the Hellenistic world, Late Antiquity, and Christian origins.

Digital History

University of Houston’s Digital History database offers a wealth of links to textbook, primary sources, and educational materials in digital history. The database has multimedia, an interactive timeline, active learning, and resources for teachers.

Internet Modern History Sourcebook

Use the Internet Modern History Sourcebook to find thousands of sources in modern history. Browse and search to find full texts, multimedia, and more.


Gain access to historical military records through Fold3, the web’s premier collection of original military records and memorials.

David Rumsey Historical Map Collection

Use the LUNA Browser to check out David Rumsey’s Map Collection with more than 30,000 images, searchable by keyword.

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

Features more than 60,000 unique historical documents in the Gilder Lehrman Collection.