Research Center: History and Geography
African-American History Online
American History Online
American Indian History Online
Offers access to 5000 years of culture, history and leaders for 240 Native American groups. Information includes biographies, historical documents, photographs and illustrations, maps, a timeline, and hyperlinks to tribes and culture areas. Available from Facts on File.
American Women's History Online
A unique database of biographies, maps, graphs, tables, documents, charts, images, historical documents, and web links, created and compiled by experts in the field of American women's history. Available from Facts on File.
Ancient and Medieval History Online
World News Digest
Facts.com brings together complete content from the Facts On File World News Digest and a live newsfeed from ReutersŪ to answer questions about events, people, issues, facts, and figures from 1940 to the present. Facts On File World News Digest @ FACTS.com also delivers maps, photographs, historic documents, and special overviews of key issues, newsmakers, and events since 1940.
Modern World History Online
World Geography and Culture Online
Sections included are history, arts and culture, race and society, and biographical profiles. There is also a timeline of African American history from the 1400s on with links to further PBS readings and programs, a page for children, African American history teaching modules, and pro and con opinions on social issues. Searchable.
How do historians piece together history? Here is a site that shows you how to piece together the past from the fragments that have survived.
Ben's Guide to U.S. Government
Created by the Government Printing Office, this site provides an excellent introduction to how the government works. It covers the U.S. Constitution, how laws are made, the branches of government, and citizenship.
The World Factbook
The Factbook is updated annually, and provides a wealth of factual data on countries worldwide. Many maps are also included.
Places in the News
"Responding in a timely fashion to current events, the Library of Congress Geography and Map Division presents up-to-date maps that locate areas relating to situations covered by news organizations." Featured places change with current events. Includes links to additional information. From the American Memory Project of the Library of Congress.