Professional and Educational Resources

American Historical Association
‏The American Historical Association (AHA) is the largest professional organization in the United States devoted to the study and promotion of history and historical thinking. Only the AHA brings together historians from all specializations and professions, embracing their breadth, variety, and ever-changing activity.

Organization of American Historians
H-Net Humanities and Social Sciences Online
National Endowment for the Humanities
American Association for State and Local History
American Alliance of Museums
National Council for History Education

History Departments Around the World
Searchable online database of history departments. Useful for students interested in pursuing graduate studies.

Resources for History Graduate Students and Early Career Professionals

General Resources

Modern History Sourcebook
Collection of primary documents and readings from all periods of history.  Links to Medieval, Ancient and Byzantine Sourcebooks.
Library of Congress
Searchable catalogue of the Library of Congress plus other research tools and historical imagery.
Map Machine
National Geographic Society page containing a wide variety on-line and printable maps. Includes historical and blank maps.

American History

National Archives and Records Administration
Information on the holdings and activities of the NARA. Includes prototype online database of written and visual materials.
Smithsonian Institution
Links to museums and research centers of the Smithsonian including the National Museum of American History.
History Matters
This site serves as a gateway to Web resources and offers useful materials for teaching U.S. history.
Famous Trials
Doug Linder of the University of Missouri-Kansas City Law School maintains this page on primarily American trials, with links on world trials, constitutional issues, and more.


The Perseus Digital Library
An evolving digital library of sources, including Greek and Roman classics, papyri, English Renaissance and other collections, located in the Department of Classics, Tufts University.
Combined Caesarea Expeditions
Archeological Expeditions at Caesarea Maritima, Israel

European History

Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: Exploring the French Revolution
Lynn Hunt of UCLA and Jack Censer of George Mason University are the principle authors and editors of this site, itself a collaboration of the Center for History and New Media (George Mason University) and the American Social History Project (City University of New York).
Extensive site devoted to the history of Marxism. Contains links, full texts of Marxist writers, and reference aids.
The Victorian Web
Web site at Brown University dedicated to literature, history, and culture in the age of Queen Victoria.
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Online exhibitions as well as information regarding the collection and activities of the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies.

Medieval History

The Internet Medieval Sourcebook
The Labyrinth: Resources for Medieval Studies
The Society for Military History
Arma: The Association for Renaissance Martial Arts
History of the Crusades
Journal of Medieval History

History of Medicine

The Asclepion
History and imagery of ancient medicine with links to other online sites relating to the ancient world.
History of Race in Science
Bibliographies and other useful information pertaining to historical and contemporary problems of race, science, and medicine.
National Library of Medicine
Home Page of the History of Medicine Division at the National Library of Medicine. Contains rich collection of images as well as useful information and links for researchers.
National Reference Center on Bioethics Literature
Includes annotated bibliographies on eugenics, euthanasia, and the human genome project, as well as links to other sites concerned with bioethics.

African History

Africa News from African Newspapers
Library of African Cinema (California Newsreel)
Africa Geography Quizzes
Web Resources for African Countries (University of Pennsylvania)
Online Multimedia Resources for African Languages (University of Pennsylvania)
16th – 20th Century Maps of Africa (Northwestern University)
Winterton Collection of East African Photographs: 1860-1960

Latin American History

LANIC: Latin American Network Information Center
CIA World Factbook – Mexico
New York Times topics – Mexico
Latin American Studies Association (LASA)
Portal de Archivos Españoles – Catalogue of Spanish Archival holdings