Recommended Websites--History


Academic Web Links - Useful for Library Research

  • The CSLA History Department Home Page is a good place to learn about the CSLA History faculty, undergraduate and graduate programs, and related organizations. These pages also provide links to History related sites.

General Internet Resources | Primary Sources | Libraries / Archives / Repositories | Institutions | Listservs and Discussion Groups | Career Options

General Internet Resources

  • History Matters a highly regarded gateway to web resources as well as a repository of unique teaching materials, first-person primary documents, and guides to analyzing historical evidence for students and teachers of American history.

  • Best of History Web Sites provides categorized links to over 800 history-related web sites that have been reviewed for quality, accuracy and usefulness. Sites with engaging content and useful multimedia technologies are most likely to be included. General resources and research-oriented sites included. There are also links to information about Teaching with Technology.

  • Digital History provides learning and teaching resources from online textbook, primary sources, ethnic voices to special topics and reference materials on all periods of United States History.

  • History - Internet Public Library provides links to useful historical resources including directories and timelines. There are separate pages covering erasregions and topics.  
  • History Ready Reference Guide - Internet Public Library provides links to history resources covering Africa, Asia, Australia, Caribbean, Europe, Middle East, North America, South America, and South Pacific. Access by region. 
  • H-Net is an international interdisciplinary organization of scholars and teachers dedicated to developing the enormous educational potential of the Internet and the World Wide Web. The edited lists and web sites publish peer reviewed essays, multimedia materials, and discussion for colleagues and the interested public.
  • HyperHistory Online   presents 3000 years of world history with a combination of colorful graphics, lifelines, timelines, and maps.

  • Internet History Sourcebooks are collections of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts for educational use. Great place for primary sources from ancient times to topics such as gay and lesbian history.

  • Project Gutenberg
    The Project contains free eBooks or etexts. There are more than 10.000 eBooks in the present collection. Most of these eBooks are older literary works that are in the public domain in the United States. All may be freely downloaded and read, and redistributed for non-commercial use.

  • WebChron: The Web Chronology Project is ongoing project contains a series of linked chronologies that depict world, regional, and cross-cultural history. There is a major World History Chronology, and Regional Chronologies that range from Africa South of the Sahara to India and South Asia to North America. Cross-Cultural Chronologies include Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, Western Civilization, and Technology.

  • World History Sources reflects three approaches central to current world history scholarship: an emphasis on comparative issues rather than civilizations in isolation; a focus on contacts among different societies and the economic, social, and cultural consequences of those contacts; and an attentiveness to “global” forces that transcend individual societies or even societies in mutual contact—forces such as technology diffusion, migration, disease transmission, extension and realignments of trade routes, or missionary outreach.


  • The American Historical Association is a nonprofit membership organization founded in 1884 and incorporated by Congress in 1889 for the promotion of historical studies, the collection and preservation of historical documents and artifacts, and the dissemination of historical research. Its web site provides information on teaching history, publications among other useful information.
  • History Departments Around the World is a searchable database linking to roughly 1,200 history departments around the world.

  • Listservs and Discussion Groups

  • H-Net Discussion Networks provide a list of listservs related to history research, teaching, and discussion.

    Career Options

  • What Can I Do with My Major is provided by the University of Tennessee. It outlines of common career areas, employers, and strategies designed to maximize career opportunities. Choose LINKS to find a list of websites that provide additional information.