History

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History (general)

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Academic Info (Resource Directory)
A directory of useful links and resources sorted by specific subject areas. Most links include both printed reference works and electronic resources.

Archive of Women's Political Communication (Document Archive)
An online archives of women's political communication including present and past speeches of women political leaders.

Avalon Project (Document Archive)
Digital documents relevant to the fields of Law, History, Economics, Politics, Diplomacy and Government.

Digital Book Index
Links to thousands of full-text digital books from commercial and non-commercial publishers, universities, and various private sites. Most of these books, texts, and documents are free.

Directory of Open Access Journals
Full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals, covering all subjects and many languages.

Hathi Trust Digital Library
Digitized book and journal content including both in copyright and public domain materials digitized by Google, the Internet Archive, and Microsoft, as well as various public libraries.

Internet History Sourcebooks (Document Archive)
A collection of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts.

Open Library
An open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published.

Perseus Digital Library
An online library that covers the history, literature and culture of the Greco-Roman world.

Project Gutenberg (Document Archive)
Thousands of public domain ebooks (copyright free).   

Woman Suffrage Resources (Resource Directory)
The collected speeches of Abigail Scottt Duniway (1834-1915)

American History

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American Memory at Library of Congress
Written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document and chronicle historical events, people, places, and ideas of the Unites States of America.

Best of History Websites (Resource Directory)
Annotated links to over 1200 history web sites as well as links to hundreds of quality K-12 history lesson plans, history teacher guides, history activities, history games, history quizzes, and more,

Columbia Anthology (Journal)
Articles from COLUMBIA magazine focused on Washington history.

Common-Place (Journal)
Text and articles with discussions and insightful analysis of early American history (before 1900).

Digital Book Index
Links to thousands of full-text digital books from commercial and non-commercial publishers, universities, and various private sites. Most of these books, texts, and documents are free.

Du Bois Central (Document Archive)
An online repository of primary materials for the study of African American history and culture. Digitized papers of W.E.B. Du Bois including correspondence, essays, lectures, and notes.

Electronic Texts in American Studies (Document Archive)
PDF electronic texts of documents, primary texts, and literature associated with the history and culture of the United States.

Harvard Web Collections
Web-accessible resources on a wide variety of topics available from Harvard University, including historical texts and pictures.

Hathi Trust Digital Library
Digitized book and journal content including both in copyright and public domain materials digitized by Google, the Internet Archive, and Microsoft, as well as various public libraries.

Making of America (Document Archive)
Primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. Especially strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology.

Open Library
An open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published.

Repositories of Primary Sources
A listing of over 5000 websites describing holdings of manuscripts, archives, rare books, historical photographs, and other primary sources for the research scholar.

UMDL Text Collections (Document Archives)
Electronic books and journals provided by the University of Michigan Digital Library Production Service. (wide variety of topics)

U Penn Online Books Page
A listing of free books, definitive collections, and serials.

Yale University Library
Results from over 500,000 images in selected Library Digital Collections.

19th Century Schoolbooks (Document Archive)
Full-Text Collection contains 141 schoolbooks from the Nietz Old Textbook Collection and two works by Dr. John Nietz which survey historic American schoolbooks in the context of the history of education.

Canadian History

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Early Canadiana Online
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Athabasca University Digitization Portal
Digital information resources for teaching, learning and research.

Atlantic Canada Portal (Document Archive)
A virtual archive of primary source material relating to the Atlantic Provinces. Each collection features digitized documents and images, accompanied by learning activities and commentary.

Canadian Letters (Document Archive)
A permanent online archive which preserves Canada's wartime correspondence, photographs, and other personal materials, from the battlefront and from the homefront.

Library and Archives Canada - Historical Booklets
Access to full text documents on the history of Canada.

Library and Archives Canada - Ethnic Groups Booklets
Access to full text documents on various ethinc groups living in Canada.

Digital Book Index
Links to thousands of full-text digital books from commercial and non-commercial publishers, universities, and various private sites. Most of these books, texts, and documents are free.

Hathi Trust Digital Library
Digitized book and journal content including both in copyright and public domain materials digitized by Google, the Internet Archive, and Microsoft, as well as various public libraries.

Open Library
An open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published.

Our Roots (Document Archive - Local Histories)
A collection of Canadian local histories in French and English.

Peel's Prairie Provinces (Document Archive)
An online bibliography of books, pamphlets, and other materials related to the settlement and development of the Prairies, as well as a searchable full-text collection of many of these items. (both text and images)

Repositories of Primary Sources
A listing of over 5000 websites describing holdings of manuscripts, archives, rare books, historical photographs, and other primary sources for the research scholar.

Socialist History Project (Document Archive)
Writings on the experiences, ideas, analyses and insights of a century of socialism in Canada and Qu├ębec.

Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
Digital access to a number of digital collections separated by topic.

UBC Library Digital Collections
Locally-created digital collections developed and maintained by the University of British Columbia Library.

Working Histories (Resource Directory)
A portal for labour and working-class history resources in Canada. The site also includes links to selected international labour history resources.

Native Studies

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First Nations Collection at Southern Oregon University (Document Archive)
Documents, books, and articles relating to the indigenous peoples of Southern Oregon including the Coos, Hupa, Karuk, Klamath, Modoc, Takelma, Shasta, Siuslaw, Cow Creek Band of Umpqua, Yahooskin, and Yurok nations.

Galileo Education Network - Aboriginal Resources
Documents, books, and articles available to read online (full text).

Hathi Trust Digital Library
Digitized book and journal content including both in copyright and public domain materials digitized by Google, the Internet Archive, and Microsoft, as well as various public libraries.

Indigenous Studies Portal
Electronic resources (books, articles, theses, documents, photographs, archival resources, maps, etc.) compiled for Indigenous Studies by the University of Saskatchewan.

Northern Review (Journal)
A multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed discussion of human experience in the Circumpolar North. Ranging from issues of social policy and northern politics to questions of Indigenous cultures in transition and the historical experience of newcomers.

Open Library
An open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published.

History of Christianity

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Book of Abraham Project (Document Archive - Mormonism)
Documents about The Church of Latter Day Saints: history, important people, publications etc.

Canadian Journal of Pentecostal-Charismatic Christianity
Articles that locate Pentecostal-Charismatic Christianity in a number of contexts including Canadian religious history, North American Pentecostalism, and global society.

Christian Classics Ethereal Library (Document Archive)
A digital library of hundreds of classic Christian books. (html and pdf)

Digital Book Index
Links to thousands of full-text digital books from commercial and non-commercial publishers, universities, and various private sites. Most of these books, texts, and documents are free.

Directory of Open Access Journals
Full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals, covering all subjects and many languages.

French and Spanish Missions in NA (Maps and Documents)
An online interactive book including maps, historical overview, the bibliography, and web links.

Hathi Trust Digital Library
Digitized book and journal content including both in copyright and public domain materials digitized by Google, the Internet Archive, and Microsoft, as well as various public libraries.

Internet History Sourcebooks (Document Archive)
A collection of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts.

Journal of Southern Religion
A free scholarly journal devoted to the study of religion in the American South.

Open Library
An open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published.

Post-Reformation Digital Library (Document Archive)
A database of digital books relating to the development of theology and philosophy during the Reformation and Post-Reformation/Early Modern Era (late 15th-18th c.). Some Late medieval and patristic works are also included.

Project Gutenberg (Document Archive)
Thousands of public domain ebooks (copyright free).

Project Wittenberg (Document Archive)
Texts (from short quotations to commentaries, hymns to statements of faith, theological treatises to biographies, and links) by and about Martin Luther and other Lutherans.

History of Islam

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Al-Quantara (note: page may load in Spanish. Look for ENGLISH link on centre right of page.)
Journal published twice a year, devoted to the study of classical Islamic civilization up to the 17th century, with special emphasis on Western Islam.

Hathi Trust Digital Library
Digitized book and journal content including both in copyright and public domain materials digitized by Google, the Internet Archive, and Microsoft, as well as various public libraries.

Internet History Sourcebooks (Document Archive)
A collection of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts.

Open Library
An open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published.

History of Science and Technology

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Scientia Canadensis: Canadian Journal of the History of Science, Technology and Medecine
Born in 1976 as a newsletter for researchers, this publication has been a scholarly journal since 1981, it includes: specialised articles written by experts; brief notes about current research; critical book reviews about published books; and a bibliography of current publications.

World History of Science Online
A free resource for scholars worldwide. It is meant to give scholars basic information about current activities in the field of history of science and technology.

Directory of Open Access Journals
Full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals, covering all subjects and many languages.

Hathi Trust Digital Library
Digitized book and journal content including both in copyright and public domain materials digitized by Google, the Internet Archive, and Microsoft, as well as various public libraries.