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American History  
American Civil War
The official National Park Service Civil War web site. Offers information on parks, education, battlefield protection, soldiers and sailors.

This resource is a website.

   

HeritageQuest
Combines digital, searchable images of US federal census records with the digitized version of the popular UMIĀ® Genealogy & Local History collection and other valuable content.

This library resource is funded by iConn and the State of Connecticut.  Any valid Connecticut library card number is required for access.
   
History Reference Center
Designed for secondary schools, public libraries, junior/community colleges and undergraduate research, this database features full text for more than 1,990 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books from leading history publishers.
This library resource is funded by iConn and the State of Connecticut.  Any valid Connecticut library card number is required for access.
   
Milestone Documents of American History
A list of 100 milestone documents, compiled by the National Archives and Records Administration, and drawn primarily from its nationwide holdings. The documents chronicle United States history from 1776 to 1965.
This resource is a website.
   
Smithsonian National Museum of American History
Collects, preserves and displays American heritage in the areas of social, political, cultural, scientific and military history.
This resource is a website.
   
U.S. National Archives Exhibit Hall
Allows computer users to access selected items from the National Archives vast historical holdings. The National Archives is the central repository for the permanently valuable records of the United States government.
This resource is a website.
   
Connecticut History  
   
Connecticut History.org
News, photographs, online exhibits, archives and information on events, history and heritage organizations in the state.
This resource is a website.
   
Connecticut Historical Society
A non-profit museum, library and educational center established in 1825.
This resource is a website. 
   
Connecticut History Online
Database of 19th and 20th century photographs, drawings and prints depicting social, business, political, educational, cultural and civic life.
This resource is a website. 
   
Historical Hartford Courant (1764-1987)
Includes full-page coverage of the Hartford Courant and its predecessors from the first issue of the Connecticut Courant in 1764.
This library resource is funded by iConn and the State of Connecticut.  Any valid Connecticut library card number is required for access. 
   

Timelines

 
   
dMarie Time Capsule
Enables users to create printable "Time Capsules" for any date from 1800 to 2001.
This resource is a website. 
   
20th Century Year by Year
Complete time lines of major events in American history as well as world history.
This resource is a website.
   
World History  
   
Best History Sites
Contains annotated links to over 1000 history web sites as well lesson plans, activities and more.
This resource is a website.
   
History Reference Center
Designed for secondary schools, public libraries, junior/community colleges and undergraduate research, this database features full text for more than 1,990 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books from leading history publishers.
This library resource is funded by iConn and the State of Connecticut.  Any valid Connecticut library card number is required for access. 
   
Modern History Sourcebook
This site includes primary history sources, classified by historical period.
This resource is a website.
   
World War Two Resources
Primary source materials on the web. Original documents regarding all aspects of the war.
This resource is a website.

 

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