A Virtual Library of Useful URLs – 941-999 History & Geography
- 900 History
- 902 Historical chronology, (History – Chronology), (Dates, Historical), (Timeline), (Timelines)
- 909 World history, World politics
- 909.07 Crusades, (Church history – 600-1500, Middle Ages)
- 909.08 Modern history
- 909.09 Medieval civilization, (Medieval history), Middle Ages – History
- 910 Geography, Travel
- 910.3 Gazetteers
- 911 Historical atlases, (Historical maps), (Historical geography – Maps)
- 912 Maps, Atlases
- 912.73 United States – Maps (includes topographic maps)
- 917.1 Canada – Description, National parks and reserves – Canada, (Canada – Travel)
- 917.3 United States – Description, National parks and reserves – United States, (United States – Travel)
- 920 Biography, Celebrities, (Famous people), Millionaires, (Billionaires)
- 920.071 Canada – Biography
- 920.073 United States – Biography
- 929 Genealogy, (Ancestry), (Descent), (Family histories), (Family trees)
- 929.4 Names, Personal names, Pseudonyms, Nicknames, (Baby names), (Proper names), (Christian names), (Family names), (Forenames), (Surnames), (Fictitious names), (Pen names), (Anonyms)
- 929.6 Heraldry, (Coats of Arms), (Coat of Arms)
- 929.9 Flags, National emblems, State emblems
- 930 Ancient history, Ancient civilization
- 930.1 Archeology, Archaeology
- 932 Egypt – Antiquities, (Ancient Egypt), (Egyptology)
- 940.2 Renaissance, (Early modern period)
- 940.3 World War I, 1914-1918
- 940.53 World War II, 1939-1945, Jewish holocaust (1933-1945)
- 941 Great Britain, Great Britain – History, (British history), (British empire), (England – Social life and customs), (United Kingdom), (War memorials – Great Britain)
- 941.081 Great Britain – History – Victoria, 1837-1901, Great Britain – History – 1800-1899 (19th century)
- 941.084 Great Britain – History – 1936-1945
- 941.092 Great Britain – Kings and rulers, (Queens), (Princes and princesses), (Royalty), (Monarchs), (Sovereigns), (Diana, Princess of Wales)
- 950 Asia
- 951 China
- 951.93 North Korea
- 952 Japan
- 958.1 Afghanistan, Islamic fundamentalism – Afghanistan
- 960 Africa
- 965.04 Israel-Arab conflicts, Jewish-Arab relations, (Arab-Israeli conflicts), (Palestinian-Israeli conflicts)
- 966 West Africa – Social life and customs
- 970.004 Indians of North America, (North American Indians), Inuit – Canada
- 971 Canada, Canada – Civilization, Canada – History, (War memorials – Canada)
- 971.004 Indians of North America – Canada, Native peoples – Canada, Métis, (Metis)
- 971.3 Ontario
- 972.9 Caribbean area – Description and travel, Caribbean area – Social life and customs
- 973 United States, United States – History, United States – Politics and government, Americana, United States – Civilization, (American history), (American government), (American politics), (United States – Government)
- 994 Australia
941 Great Britain, Great Britain – History, (British history), (British empire), (England – Social life and customs), (United Kingdom), (War memorials – Great Britain)
Britain A-Z: FAQ – Most Frequently Asked Questions About Britain. Questions are grouped by category (including quarantine, monarchy, facts and figures, working in Britain), Search Britain A-Z index by keyword.
British History Online. Digital library of British historical sources. Site consists of text and information about people, places and businesses from the medieval and early modern period, built by the Institute of Historical Research (University of London) and the History of Parliament Trust.
Collect Britain: Putting History in Place from the British Library. More are being added. Current collections include: Streets of London (1200 maps chart 300 years of the capital’s history), Read all about it! (selected drawings from The Penny Illustrated Paper depicting Victorian life from 1861 to 1913), Sing Along (Victorian popular music – Illustrated sheet music of 188 songs and piano pieces from the heyday of the Music Hall), and other Collections, plus Virtual Exhibitions, such as Literary Landscapes, and Theme Tours.
History from BBC. Search by Topic (Ancient & Archaeology, Church & State, Wars & Conflict, Society & Economy, Science & Discovery, Community, and Culture), by Time (Select a timeline: Britain, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales, or a combined timeline), or by People (Search biographies of historical personalities from A-Z).
Imperial War Museum Collections. Includes: Online Exhibitions, plus brief descriptions of collections housed at the Imperial War Museum in London: Art Collection, Documents, Exhibits and Firearms, Film and Video Archive, Photograph Archive, Printed Books (on the economic, social and cultural aspects of war), Sound Archive, and UK National Inventory of War Memorials.
Life in Elizabethan England: A Compendium of Common Knowledge 1558-1603. Contents: Games, Food, Money, Religion, Language, Weddings, Masters & Servants, Occupations, The Peers, London, Fashion, Children, Household Management, Pastimes, Names, The Queen’s Suitors, Education, Christmas, Heraldry, Maps.
National Archives Learning Curve. Exhibitions (Cold War, Home Front in World War II, Victorian Britain, The Great War, 1914-1918, 20th Century Heroes and Villains, Power, Politics, and Protest in 19th Century Britain), Focus On (quizzes and activities), Snapshots (Tudor and Stuart Britain, 1500-1750, Britain 1750-1900, Britain and the wider world after 1900, Local History Study, Literacy Snapshots), Recommended Sites, plus a Virtual Museum (last 1000 years of British history. includes the most famous documents at the Public Record Office in the Icons galleries).
UK online. The easy way to government info and serivces online. UK online aims to give everyone in the United Kingdom access to the Internet by 2005, with all government departments fully online.
United Kingdom Coats of Arms. Includes most Civic Heraldry in England and Wales – National Arms, Arms of Counties and County Councils, Arms of cities, boroughs, urban districts and towns, as well as Coats of Arms of Scotland, Channel Islands, and Isle of Man, all from International Civic Heraldry.
United Kingdom Gazettes. London, Edinburgh, and Belfast Gazettes are the official newspapers of record in the United Kingdom.
A Vision of Britain through Time. Historical information about Britain. Includes British census data 1801-2001, three complete sets of 1 mile to 1 inch maps of Britain, three 19th century gazetteers and a large on-line collection of British travel writing searchable by placename and clickable maps. Assembled by a team at University of Portsmouth, funded by UK National Lottery.
Yahoo! United Kingdom.941.081 Great Britain – History – Victoria, 1837-1901, Great Britain – History – 1800-1899 (19th century)
The Life & Issue of Queen Victoria and The Victorian Era (1837 – 1901) by Ilana Miller (Adjunct Professor of History), Santa Monica, CA.
Queen Victoria. The Victorian Web – literature, history, & culture in the age of Victoria by Dr. David Cody, Associate Professor of English, Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY.
Queen Victoria’s Empire from PBS. History of a Reign, Her Majesty (Victoria and her family), The Changing Empire (people, places and events, includes a timeline), Secrets of the Empire (interactive game), plus Screensavers and related Resources.
Victoria (1837-1901 AD). Biography, includes a portrait (Pop-up ads), and link to Victoria’s Genealogy: Victoria HANOVER, Queen of England.
Victoria and Albert (V&A) Access to Images. Search over 16,000 works and over 20,000 images from the V&A collections. Database covers a wide range of objects, including ceramics, fashion, furniture, glass, metalwork, paintings, photographs, prints, sculpture, and textiles.
Victoria Station: Your Ultimate Guide to All Things Victorian. Life and times of Queen Victoria, 1819-1901. Includes many photographs. Victorian Architecture, Arts and Literature, Associations, Events, History, Interior Design, Lifestyles, Museums, and Trivia.
941.084 Great Britain – History – 1936-1945
The Churchill Papers. Site contains information about the Churchill Papers, the life of Sir Winston Churchill, and the Internet version of the electronic catalogue of the Churchill Papers.
941.092 Great Britain – Kings and rulers, (Queens), (Princes and princesses), (Royalty), (Monarchs), (Sovereigns), (Diana, Princess of Wales)
The British Monarchy – The Official Web Site. Site map includes: Today’s Royal Family, Her Majesty the Queen: Queen Elizabeth II, HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, HRH The Prince of Wales: Prince Charles, Diana, Princess of Wales, Prince William, Prince Harry, The Monarchy Today, Royal Palaces, Royal Collection, Monarchy through the Ages, Accession, Coronation and Succession, Your Questions Answered. Plus links to Official Website of the Prince of Wales, Royal Residences, No. 10 Downing Street, and others.
Diana: A Celebration. Exhibition celebrating the life and work of Diana, Princess of Wales. Tiara Gallery. Biography: Spencer Women, Childhood, Engagement, Royal Wedding, Her Work, Tribute, Style & Fashion, Condolences. Resources: Charity Work, Title, Edward Spencer (Diana’s father), Charles Spencer (Diana’s brother), Frances Kydd (Diana’s mother), HRH Prince Charles, HRH Prince William, HRH Prince Harry, Westminster Abbey. Plus Links and FAQs.
Monarchies of Europe. Genealogical tables of British Royal Family and other European Royal Families. Site began with Author Allan Raymond’s interest in the inter-marriages between Queen Victoria’s descendants and other European Royal Families.
Special Report: The Monarchy from Guardian Unlimited. The Queen Mother, 1900-2002, Princess Margaret, 1930-2002, The Queen’s Golden Jubilee, 2002, King Edward Renounces the Throne, 1936, The Accession of Queen Victoria, 1837, and other Archived Articles.
Asia Today: Top News Stories, Asia Society: Arts & Culture, Policy & Business, Education, Asia Reference: A-Z, Asia Profiles: Maps and Statistics, Ask Asia: K-12 resource, Asia Links, and more.
Asia Times Online.
PAIR – Portal to Asian Internet Resources. Site provides over 6,000 professionally selected, cataloged and annotated online resources with direct access to online information across Asia in native languages and scripts. A few sites available in English.
Amazing Chinese Accomplishments from University of Victoria, Faculty of Education, for children. Papermaking, Printing, Gunpowder, Compass, The Great Wall.
Asia Observer: China. Contents: Latest news, Web directory (Arts/entertainment, Recreation/sports, Education, Society/culture, Maps …), Facts and background, Politics and society, Human rights, Economy, Academic sources, and more.
Beijing: How to Pronounce. Listen to Beijing: Host City for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad in 2008, Announcement of vote results by Juan Antonio Samaranch, Seventh President of the International Olympic Committee, to hear a proper pronunciation of Beijing, capital city of China. Do not make it sound more foreign or exotic by pronouncing the “j” in Beijing as “z” in “seizure”, that is wrong. The correct pronunciation of Beijing is “Bay-jing” with “j” pronounced as in plain Jane.
China. An annotated collection of links to selected resources on Chinese culture (proverbs, fables, legends, Chinese zodiac, Chinese New Year, holidays, Chinese weddings), art, business, facts, language, Chinese studies (religion, philosophy), health (acupuncture, Chinese chess, game of Go, Chinese food and recipes), travel, and other aspects.
China: Enter the Dragon from Knowledge at Wharton. Contents: With Key Reforms, China’s Capital Markets Will be Ready for Take-off, Intellectual Property Concerns Aren’t Keeping Firms Out of China, In China, a Key Business Rule is to Watch Out for Politics, and other articles.
China History Timeline. Online Exhibition from Smithsonian Institution. This timeline introduces a few facts about Chinese history from the Late Neolithic Period (5000 to 2000 BCE) through the end of the Imperial Age (1911). Select a symbol to learn about a Chinese dynasty.
China: Subject Guide from University of Oregon Libraries – e-China: a database of China studies resources.
China Music, Opera and Pictures. 6000+ China links, all sites in English. May experience stack overflow problem.
China National Tourist Office in Canada – Official Website. Facts About China, General Information, Major Attractions, Travel Tips, Visa Information (Visa Application Form in PDF), Travel Professionals section includes Statistics on China’s Tourism, and Photo Gallery.
ChinaSite.com: The Complete Reference to China and Chinese-Related Web Sites. Over 8500 links. Updated daily.
China the Beautiful: Chinese Art and Literature. Topics covered include: Classical Chinese Art, Calligraphy, History, Literature, Painting, Philosophy, Chinese New Year, Emperor, Listen to Chinese, Novels, Silk Road, View from Space, Beijing Opera, Poetry, Quotations, Moon Festival, Slide Show, Dictionaries, and more.
China West Exchange. A place for Westerners to meet and learn about Chinese, and for Chinese people to meet and learn about Westerners. Includes free, interactive online Cantonese lessons, Mandarin lessons, and Chinese lessons, Chinese characters, plus comments on Chinese culture, a discussion board, and Chinese related links.
Chinese Characters – Pictographs and Chinese Numbers. Page will convert your Arabic numbers into Chinese Pictures, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Pinyin, or Formal Chinese, works for numbers up to 1 billion.
Chinese Culture from Chinatown Online.co.uk – a non-political, non-religious and non-partisan site. Includes:
- Conducting Business in China – Etiquette.
- History of China.
- Chinese Beliefs
- Chinese Legends.
- Chinese Customs, Superstitions and Traditions
- Chinese Festivals.
- Chinese New Year Traditions.
- Chinese Language.
- Chinese Horoscopes.
- Chinese Calendar – Conversion chart: Western year, Chinese year, Chinese Zodiac Sign.
- Chinese Circus.
- Traditional Chinese Medicine.
- Chinese Opera.
- Chinese Music – Hear short sound samples of Chinese music.
- Ethnic Groups in China – Listing of 56 officially recognised ethnic groups in China, A-Z from Achang to Zhuang, each with description and photo.
- Classroom Activities: Make Your Own Chinese New Year Decorations and Make a Chinese Gift Packet – Lucky Red Envelope.
Chinese Culture from Yutopian Online. Consists of 21 main sites: Art, Cooking, Entertainment, Games, Genealogy, Health, History, Literature, Music, News, Religion, Sports, Tea, Travel, Zodiac, and more. Pages provide interesting information plus images on various aspects of Chinese Culture but are tedious to view as they are too wide for the normal screen setting.
Chinese Symbols Vocabulary Collection. Select from A-Z for English words to see translated Chinese characters, pronunciation key in Mandarin.
Country Briefings: China. Contents include: Current article from The Economist print edition, Forecast – Political and economic outlook on China, Factsheet – Basic data on China, Economic Data – 10 economic indicators over 4 years. Downloadable as a spreadsheet, History of China in brief – Extremely brief, 4 paragraphs, plus Political structure, Political forces, Economic structure, City Guide to Shanghai, Backgrounders: China’s Army, and more.
Daily Life in Ancient China. Explores daily life in 4 different Chinese dynasties. A simple, delightful site. Interesting factual information is presented with clarity and a deep understanding of Chinese philosophy and culture. Includes Lessons & Links to Ancient China Sites for Kids.
Mah Jongg – The Chinese Game of Four Winds provides instructions on how to play this game. Check out the Mah Jong Museum for further details on the history and rules about this Ancient Game of the Mandarins. Site also provides numerous majong or mahjong links.
Mandarin 123. Learn to speak Mandarin. Contents: Pronunciation, Vocabulary, Conversation, Reading, Grammar, Character, Fun Stuff, Links. (Slow loading).
Mathematics in China: History.
A Scholar’s Garden. Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, a virtual museum website includes Feng Shui & Garden Design, Daoism, Mountain & Water, Symbolism, Seasons, Ask the Scholar, Who was Dr. Sun Yat-Sen, Activities, Gallery, Festivals, and more. Site is accessible in English, French & Chinese.
Tiananmen Square, 1989: The Declassified History. Includes Selected Documents from the Microfiche Collection: China and the United States: From Hostility to Engagement, 1960-1998.
U.S. Commercial Service: China! has six offices in China – Beijing, Shanghai, Shenyang, Chengdu, Guangzhou and Hong Kong (expanding to include a total of 19 Chinese cities) – offering customized solutions to help U.S. companies enter and expand in the China market. Contents include: Free China market entry strategy consultations, Target trade opportunities with world-class research, Participate in American Pavlions at China’s Best shows, Top 10 Tips for Doing Business in China, Latest News and Events, and more.
Western-Chinese Calendar Converter. Convert between Solar and Lunar Calendars.
Yin Yu Tang: A Chinese Home. Beginning in June 2003, at the Peabody Essex Museum in Massachusetts, you will be able to physically walk through a replica of this magnificent home built by a wealthy merchant over 200 years ago in southeastern China. Explore the house online here.
951.93 North Korea
Asia Observer: North Korea. Contents: Latest news, Web directory (Arts/entertainment, Recreation/sports, Education, Society/culture, Maps …), Facts and background, Politics and society, Human rights, Economy, plus Academic resources from Society of Korean-American Scholars (SKAS) such as the North Korea WWW Virtual Library. Includes also News from North Korea.
Portals to the World: North Korea. Resources selected by Library of Congress Subject Experts. Contents: General Resources, Business, Commerce, Economy, Geography, Government, Politics, Law, Recreation and Travel, Media and Communications, Science and Technology, and Search Engines (including a Korean Search Engine).
Asia Observer: Japan. Contents: Latest news, Web directory (Arts/entertainment, Recreation/sports, Education, Society/culture, Maps …), Facts and background, Politics and society, Human rights, Economy, Academic sources, and more.
Bank of Japan. Includes About Money (Japanese Currency, Bank Notes), Monetary Policy, Currency Museum, and more.
Birth of the Constitution of Japan from the National Diet Library’s Online Exhibition. Contents: Outline, Documents with Commentaries, Main Issues, and Archives.
Cultural Japan from Japan Zone: Japan travel guide, information on Japan and Japanese culture. Contents include: Kabuki, Instruments, Tea Ceremony, Ikebana, Bonsai, Origami, Literature, Festivals, Costume: Kimono, etc. Japan Gallery – 6 albums, 165 images, Modern Japan – Entertainment, Famous People, Japan Inc: Economy, Fortune Global 500, Japanese Companies A-Z, New to Japan – Visas, Accommodation, Welfare, Transport, Money, Etiquette, Language, Alphabets, Kanji, Useful Expressions, Employment, and more.
Explore Japan. From Japan National Tourist Organization. Guide to Japan.
Images from Ancient Japan. Photos taken in Kyoto in 1998 primarily of historic sites relating to the Nara and Heian eras.
Japan. Links from Open Directory Project.
Japan from CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) – The World Factbook.
Japan – Lonely Planet Travel Guide.
Japan – Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan Web Site. Foreign Policy (Archive of Japan’s diplomatic documents), Economic Affairs (Archive of official documents and reports on Japan’s contribution to the world economy), Culture, Visa, and more.
Japan Access. Fact sheets from Embassy of Japan. Topics include: Art, Baseball, Constitution of Japan, Economy, Education, Flora and Fauna, Ikebana, Japanese Language, Kabuki, Martial Arts, Music, Religion, Sumo, Tea Ceremony, Women’s Issues, and many others.
Japan Fact Sheet from JICC – Japan Information and Culture Center, Embassy of Japan, Washington, DC.
Japan Information Network. Links to all aspects of Japanese life.
Japan Resources. Japan related news, books and Web resources from Iaqi.com.
Japan Today. Japan’s largest English news and information portal.
Japanese Language. Contents include: Japanese Dialects, Japanese Dictionaries, Japanese Language Facts, Japanese Forum, Japanese Grammar, History of the Japanese, Japanese language jobs, Language Newsletters, Language Schools, Japanese Literature, Japanese Phrases, Japanese Products, Japanese Sign Language, Japanese Slang, Teaching Japanese (Associations of Japanese teachers), Japanese translation, and Japanese Words.
Japanese Pottery Information Center. Contents include: A to Z Listing of Artists or Potters, A to Z Listing of Pottery Topics, Exhibitions, Galleries, Museums, Antiques, Festivals, plus Styles (over 40 ceramic styles and 200 photos), Timeline, Clays, Glazes, Keshiki (Ceramic Landscapes), Kilns, Techniques, and more.
JGuide – Stanford Guide to Japan Information Resources. JGuide is the WWW Virtual Library for Japan.
JP Net. Japanese Language and Culture Network.
Kids Web Japan. Includes Explore Japan, Culture, Cookbook, Hi-Tech, Say It in Japanese – Free Japanese lessons to learn basic phrases and how to read and write Japanese.
KABUKI: Traditional Theatrical Arts. Background, Repertoire, Aesthetic Elements, Theater and Stage, Actors, and Kabuki in Present-Day Japan.
Kimono Hypertext: History. View copyrighted color photos of traditional Japanese clothing. A Man’s Kimono, A Woman’s Kimono, and A Child’s Kimono.
Kimono, Kimono Fabric & Japanese Clothing. Contents: Beauty of the Japanese kimono, kimono fabric and pattern, types of Japanese clothing, kimono culture, history of the kimono, how to tie an obi sash, how to wear yukata robes, and more.
Prime Minister of Japan and His Cabinet – Official Website. Profile of Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi, List of Koizumi Cabinet Members, Previous Cabinets, List of Previous Prime Ministers, Constitution and Government of Japan, Cabinet System of Japan, Central Government Reform, and more.
Tea. Contents: Tea Mind, Zen Words, and Spiritual Reflections , Poems, Tea Room, A Brief History of Chanoyu (custom of drinking tea – Peace, respect, purity, and tranquility are the four precepts of Chanoyu), Fabrics, Chaji (full tea ceremony) and Yin Yang.
Viewing Japanese Prints. Devoted to the appreciation of three centuries of Japanese printmaking, John Fiorillo’s site presents beautiful illustrations as well as in depth information about selected Japanese artists and their works.
The Virtual Museum of Japanese Arts. Brings all the beauty of Japan’s traditional culture to your screen.
956 Arab countries
Arab Gateway. Arab A-Z. Information about Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, UAE, and Yemen. Arab Art/architecture, Calligraphy, Cinema, Documents (primary-source documents on Arab politics and history), Economy, Food, History, Literature, Maps, Media, Music, Science, Women, and much more.
958.1 Afghanistan, Islamic fundamentalism – Afghanistan
Analysis: Who are the Taleban? (Taliban). News item with photos from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) providing information on the origin of this Islamic fundamentalist group which permits Osama bin Laden to stay in their country, Afghanistan.
Academic Info: Afghanistan Studies. Information on the Islamic State of Afghanistan. Indexes & Directories, Digital Library, News & Media Sources, Taliban, bin Laden, Al-Quida, Women in Afghanistan, Organizations, plus U.S. Department of State: Response to Terrorism.
Afghan Network. All about Afghanistan. Facts, Geography, People, Economy, Industrial Products, Culture, Flags, Maps, Photography, Biographies of Rulers of Afghanistan, Poets and Poetry, Afghan Cooking Channel with recipes, etc.
Africa. Tour 43 African countries, Groove to African music, Take a taste of Africa, and Go on a Virtual Safari. Explore 8 African regions, and much more.
Africa Focus. Sights and sounds of the continent of Africa. Search by collection, subject, country, atlas, keywords, or multiple fields. Over 2500 photographs organized by categories accompanied by local sounds.
African Ceremonies: Photographs of Sacred Rituals in Tribal Cultures. Photo gallery.
Echos of Africa from the BBC. See and hear the musical instruments of different parts of Africa and learn about their influence on European music.
Internet African History Sourcebook. Contents: African History: General, Africa Origins, Human Origins, Egypt, Other Ancient African Societies, Greek and Roman Africa, Africa and Islam, Ethiopia and Christianity, African Societies, Impact of Slavery, European Imperialism, Fight for Independence, Modern Africa, and Further Resources on African History.
K-12 Electronic Guide for African Resources on the Internet. Country-Specific Info (Algeria to Zimbabwe). Multimedia Archives. African American Resources. General Resources for K-12 Education. Black History Month.
National Geographic on Africa. Africa Resources include: Maps, Travel, News, Congo Trek. View the Faces of Traditional Africa (superb photography), African Crafts, Maps, Books, & More, plus Download Desktop Wall Paper. Free 20-page Teachers Guide, Online Lesson Plans, plus National Geographic Web Features. (Pop-up ads).
Yahoo! South Africa. For other African countries select from Yahoo! Africa > Countries & Regions.
965.04 Israel-Arab conflicts, Jewish-Arab relations, (Arab-Israeli conflicts), (Palestinian-Israeli conflicts)
Alternative Resources on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict from International Responsibilities Task Force of the American Library Association’s Social Responsibilities Round Table.
In Depth: Israel and the Palestinians from BBC. Includes Timeline: A History of Conflict from Ancient Times 1250BC-638AD to 2005. Key Maps. Divided peoples: A guide to Israel’s controversial 670km West Bank barrier. Victorious Hamas must tread carefully. And much more.
966 West Africa – Social life and customs
Family Life Among the Ashanti of West Africa by Peter Herndon, from Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute, an educational partnership between Yale University and the New Haven Public Schools.
970.004 Indians of North America, (North American Indians), Inuit – Canada
20th Century Warriors: Native American Participation in the United States Military from Naval Historical Center, Washington, DC. Read about Native Americans’ Contributions In Combat (World War I and World War II). Learn about the famous Navajo code talkers who took part in the war from 1942 to 1945, and transmitted messages in their native language — a code that the Japanese never broke. Site includes the declassified Navajo Code Talkers’ Dictionary.
The History of the Nunavut Inuit. Ancient and Early History, 20th Century, Creation of Nunavut (1960s to 1999), Nunavut Land Claims Agreement, Government of Nunavut, Future Challenges, and Quick Facts on Nunavut.
Indigenous Peoples’ Day & the Pow-wow Highway: A history of the new holiday & the pow-wow tradition.
Inuit and Arctic Peoples. Covers Alaska Arctic Aleut-Inuit-Inuvaliut, and on Greenland Inuit, nations of the circumpolar conference. Includes also material on Nunavut, Canada’s newest territory.
Inuit Circumpolar Conference. The ICC is an international organization representing approximately 150,000 Inuit living in the Arctic regions of Alaska, Canada, Greenland and Chukotka, Russia. Page lists principal goals of the ICC.
Native American History: 6 collections – American Memory from the Library of Congress.
National Museum of the American Indian. From Smithsonian Institute. Dedicated to the preservation, study, and exhibition of the life, languages, literature, history, and arts of Native Americans. Collection encompasses over 800,000 works of aesthetic, religious, and historical significance, as well as articles produced for everyday, utilitarian use. (Pop-up ads).
NativeTech: Native American Technology & Art. Contents include Articles including photos & illustrations, Special Features, and Other Resources.
Religions, Rituals, Myths and Legends. Collection of stories, detailed studies, and articles, some include photographs. Contents include Indian Superstitions and Legends, Ghost Dance, Dakota History and Culture, Myths and Legends of the Sioux, Traditional Healing and Western Medicine, Animal Symbolism in Plains Indian Sun Dance, Sun Dance of the Sioux, and more.
WWW Virtual Library – American Indians. Index of Native American Resources on the Internet.
971 Canada, Canada – Civilization, Canada – History, (War memorials – Canada)
Note: All Canadian Federal sites are bilingual in English and French.
Archives Canada. Gateway to Canada’s Past. Search Archives, Networks to archives across Canada, and Virtual Exhibits created by Canadian archival institutions.
Artefacts Canada. Site provides access to information on millions of museum objects, natural history specimens and artefacts or artifacts from archaeological digs across Canada.
Canada Coats of Arms: National arms, Provincial arms, Regional/County arms, Municipal and county arms, from International Civic Heraldry.
Canada Gazette. Official newspaper of the Government of Canada published since 1841.
Canada in the Making. History of Canada through the words of the men and women who shaped the nation. Themes include Constitutional History and Aboriginals: Treaties and Relations.
Canada – Passport Office. Provides On-line Passport Application Forms as well as useful information on How to Obtain a Canadian Passport, Passport Office Locations, Refugees and Stateless Persons, Lost or Stolen Passports, The History of Passports, and FAQ about Passports.
Canada Site. Gateway site for Canadians (Health, Jobs, Taxes …), Canadian Business, and info for Non-Canadians. Find information you need about Government programs, services, products and new initiatives. Search engine enables you to access over 450 Canadian Government sites. A single toll-free number 1-800-O-CANADA (1-800-622-6232), open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST, answers questions on 1000 Government of Canada programs and services.
CanadaInfo. Excellent resource with over 300 pages of information about Canada – its government, history, facts, people, holidays, security, geography, provinces, symbols, anthems and other patriotic songs, Canadianisms, inventions, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and more.
Canada’s Digital Collections from the Government of Canada. Subject Index. Alphabetical Lising. Success Stories – Volumes 1, 2, 3.
Canadian-based Information Systems. Lists top-level National and Provincial Institutions in Canada in A-Z order.
Canadian Confederation. From National Library of Canada. Site “tells the story of how Canada came to be, from the original four provinces in 1867 to the present. Historical essays showcase documents, articles and photographs of the people, places and events that have shaped our country.” Sections include: Introduction, Towards Confederation, Provinces and Territories, People, Maps 1667-1999, Confederation for Kids, for Teachers, as well as many Images. Read copyright information.
Canadian Digital Collections. Links from Virtual Reference Library.
Canadian Economy Online. Quick glance at the Pulse of the Economy – Current statistics on: Population, Unemployment rate, Inflation rate, Real GDP, Exports, Imports, Exchange rate, Prime interest rate, S&P/TSX Composite Index, and Federal debt. Quick links to Resources about the Economy: Current Economy, Families & Workers, Money, Government & the Economy, International Issues, and About Business.
Canadian Government Information on the Internet (CGII). Contents: Major Sites (Canada Site, Intergovernmental On-Line Information Kiosk, National Library of Canada), Federal, Provincial & Municipal information, Library Catalogues, and Electronic Journals.
Canadian Governors-General Since 1867 from infoplease.
Canadian Heritage. Official Department of Canadian Heritage Web site. Covering Cultural development, Arts and Heritage (includes a virtual tour), Canadian Studies, Sport Canada, Symbols of Canada, Human Rights Program, Official Languages, Youth Participation, Native Citizens Programs, Multiculturalism, Community Partnership, and Path of Heroes.
Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN). Includes many links and resources: Learning with Museums, Great Canadian Guide, Virtual Exhibitions, Artefacts Canada, Reference Tools and Resources, Artists in Canada, Official Directory of Canadian Museums and Related Institutions, and much more.
Canadian Illustrated News – Images in the News – 1869-1883. Illustrations are in black and white, of course. Each illustration is printable and provides detailed information on its Title, Artist, Date, Pagination, Subject, and Record number. Please note: “The illustrations and articles in Canadian Illustrated News reflect the views of the artists, authors and editors of the newspaper and represent the era in which they worked. These views are by no means those of the National Library of Canada.”
Canadian Military History Gateway. Site hosted and maintained by Department of National Defence (DND). Contents include: Online Reference Books (3 vol. Canadian Military Heritage series), Learning Resources, Glossary of Military Terms, Explore the Timeline of Canada’s Military History by century, decade, year or subject in HTML or Flash, and more.
The Canadian Virtual War Memorial. Site contains information about graves and memorials of over 116,000 Canadians and Newfoundlanders who served and gave their lives for their country. Contains digital images of photographs and personal memorabilia. Individual information includes: Service Number, Age, Force, Regiment, Unit, Citation, Additional Information, Honours and Awards, and Burial Information where applicable.
Canadian Wartime Experience: The Documentary Legacy of Canada at War from University of Manitoba Archives and Special Collections. Contents include: Red River Resistance (1869-1870), Boer War (1899-1903), World War I (1914-1918), World War II (1939-1945), Korean War (1950-1953), and Vietnam War (1957-1975).
Canadiana: The Canadian Resource Page. Contents: News and Information, Facts and Figures, Canadian Dollar exchange rates, Telephone lookup, Postal Code lookup, Travel and Tourism, Government of Canada page, Debates of the House of Commons of Canada (Hansard), Canadian government budgets, Canadian Film Festivals, and much more.
CBC Archives: Relive Our History through Radio and Television. Site consists of a selection of radio and television clips from the Archives of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, dating back to the creation of CBC’s predecessor, CN Radio, in 1927 and the birth of CBC Television in 1952. The CBC/Radio-Canada Digital Archive Web site project was founded on three principles – to inform, to enlighten and to educate Canadians about their past.
CIA Factbook – Canada from Central Intelligence Agency: The World Factbook.
Early Canadiana Online (ECO). Digital library providing access to over 937,800 pages of Canada’s printed heritage. Full text online collection of over 3,000 books and pamphlets documenting Canadian history from the first European contact to the late 19th century. Collection is particularly strong in literature, women’s history, native studies travel and exploration, and history of French Canada.
Family Service Canada. Online Resources.
Government of Canada Programs and Services A-Z Index. From Aboriginal Business Canada to Youth Round Table on the Environment.
Historical Statistics of Canada. Sections include: Population and Migration, Vital Statistics and Health, Social Security, Labour Force, Wages and Working Conditions, Gross National Product, Balance of International Payments, Banking and Finance, Price Indexes, etc.
Human Resources Development Canada. Complete, up-to-date, and detailed information on Federal programs and services for children, families, youth, seniors, unemployed, disabled, Aboriginals, and Canadians in the workplace.
Iconvillage.com provides a one-stop place for all communities to have a presence on the World Wide Web. Includes over 2,075,000 indexed web pages. Find a Federal, Provincial, Municipal government site, or a local community. Covers over 4,250 local Canadian Communities Online, e.g. names, addresses, phone numbers of local churches, banks, restaurants, movie theaters, etc.
Images Canada: Picturing Canadian Culture. Gateway to images of Canadian events, people, places and things. See also Listings Canada Photo Gallery. 1,338 Total Photos from across Canada.
K-12 Study Canada! from University of Washington & Western Washington University. Site provides K-12 teachers and students with a wealth of resources for teaching and learning about Canada. Teacher Resources include many Lesson Plans. Student Resources include Atlases and Maps, Fun (Canada’s Flags), Games, Quizzes, and Links.
Library and Archives Canada: Topics . Selected topics include: Aboriginal Peoples, Art and Photography, Biography/People, Exploration and Settlement, Genealogy and Family History, Literature, Music, Newspapers, Politics and Government, Sports, Transportation and Travel, War and Military, and more.
National Archives of Canada: Digital Collections. Explore Canadian memory. Select a theme and begin your online journey. Visit Living Memories for a special collection of Canada’s treasures. Explore Places, People, War, Aboriginal Peoples, Government, Postal Archives.
Oh Canada!. Site provides links to a wide range of topics on Canada, e.g. Constitutional Documents (Canadian Charter of Rights & Freedoms), Canada’s Flag, Maps, Symbols, Canadian Identity, Heritage and People, Aboriginal Canadians, Law, Cities, Provinces & Territories, Immigration and Travel, Federal & Provincial Government, and much more.
On This Day in Canada. Find out what happened on your birthday, or any other day of the year – Today’s Canadian Headline.
Parliament of Canada. Here you can find your Member of Parliament (M.P.) using your postal code. See also Senators in Alphabetical Order, 38th Parliament – Members of the House of Commons, Alphabetical Listing by name, The Canadian Ministry, Parliamentary Secretaries – Current List.
Political Parties. Includes Names and Logos of Political Parties.
Portrait Gallery of Canada. Portraits of people from all walks of life who have contributed to the development of Canada, e.g. Etow Oh Koam (Christianized Nicholas),by Jan Verelst, 1710; Sir John A. Macdonald, artist unknown, ca. 1842; Sir Robert Borden, by Sir William Orpen, 1919; Grey Owl, by Yousuf Karsh, 1936; and others.
Service Canada. 1-800-O-Canada (1-800-622-6232).
- Choose an area of interest: Jobs, Training and Careers, Taxes, Financial Benefits, Identification Cards, Travel, Health, Canada and the World, Consumer Information, Environment and Resources, Public Safety, Culture and Recreation, Economy, or Science and Technology.
- Or select I am: A Parent or Child, A Youth, A Senior, A Newcomer to Canada, A Canadian Living Abroad, An Aboriginal Person, A Person With a Disability, or A Resident of a Rural or Remote Area, and you will be able to access everything you would ever want to know or learn about various topics relating to you.
- You can access On-line Forms and Services to manage your personal information and accounts with Service Canada, e.g. View my Employment Insurance (EI) Information, View my Canada Pension Plan / Old Age Security Information, View my Canada Pension Plan / Old Age Security Tax Information Slips, Change my Address or Direct Deposit Information, Report Using the Employment Insurance Internet Reporting Service.
- Apply for: Disability Benefits, Employment Insurance Benefits, Passport, Pension Benefits, Social Insurance Number, and Canadian Agricultural Skills Service (CASS provides funding and will assist farm families to acquire skills and training).
- Services Where You Live. Find services close to your home. Select a Province or Territory, Search by City or Town, or Search by Postal Code.
- See also: FAQs, A to Z Index of Forms and Services and Site Map.
Teaching & Learning about Canada. Resources for Teachers and Students. Information and links on Canadian Geography, History, Politics, Wildlife, Time Zones, Graphs and Tables, Maps, etc.
Useful Links from Immigration Expert.com.
Virtual Museum of Canada. Contents: VMC Online Virtual Exhibits, Image Gallery featuring Art Deco, Group of Seven, J.W. Morrice, Tom Thomson, and more, Fun & Games – educational challenges for kids.
WWW-VL History: Canadian History. Collection of online resources. Research tools include: Maps, Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, Canadian Libraries, Journals, Publishers and Bookdealers, Biography, Genealogy, Demography, Canadian Universities, Museums, Timelines, plus links to major Canadian History sites arranged by chronology and by topic.
Youthpath.ca. A Canadian site created just for youths. Topics covered: Canada, Government, Tourism, Monuments, Justice and Crime, Citizenship and Immigration, Farming, Fun Facts, National Holidays, Famous Canadians, Transportation, Environment, Military, Jobs, etc.
971.004 Indians of North America – Canada, Native peoples – Canada, Métis, (Metis)
Aboriginal Digital Collections. Wide range of topics and links to Websites, e.g. Aboriginal Arts Gallery Saskatchewan, Iroquois Language and Songs, Manitoba Aboriginal Artist Archive, Ojibway Northern Lights, Yukon Land Claims, and others.
Aboriginal Peoples: Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage. Contents include: Prehistoric Peoples – Beothuks, Mi’kmaq (Micmac), Innu, Inuit, and Métis, Glossary of Terms, Newfoundland and Labrador Place Name Gazetteer with map, plus latitude and longitude of each place name.
Civilization.ca – Native Groups. Canada’s First Nations number just over one million people with 11 distinguishable linguistic families and 7 major culture areas. Map shows location of each Canadian Native Group. Site also provides details on Native Canadian Clothing, Toys, and Musical Instruments, with color photos.
Ethnology: Indigenous Peoples – Canada. Links to Ethnology Web sites on Canada’s Native Peoples, Relations with Government and non-Natives, Political, Economic, and Social activities, Languages, Religion, Traditions, myths and legends, Science and knowledge, Recreation, Technology and material culture, Biography, as well as Particular groups in Eastern, Central, Western, and Northern Canada.
First Peoples from Civilization.ca. A very detailed History of the Native People of Canada, Emergence from the Shadow (photographs), The Haida of the Queen Charlotte Islands (Haida Gwaii), and The Inuit 3D museum.
Unequal Parallel. Let’s Talk Taxes from Canadian Taxpayers Federation. “For more than 130 years, native Canadians have been segregated from Canadian society by the Indian Act. … Clearly, treating one group of Canadians differently is wrong both morally and intellectually.”
Ontario – Online Services for individuals and business. Online access to Province of Ontario Government Forms, Online Vehicle Sticker Renewal, Integrated Address Change, Publications & Laws. Contents: School & Work (Ontario College Application Services, Ontario University Registration, Ontario Student Assistance Program, Student Awards, Provincial and Federal Government Job Information, Apprenticeship Information, Access to Professions and Trades, etc.), Driving (Driver and Vehicle Abstracts, Highway Traffic Act, etc.), Outdoors & Recreation (Reserve a Campsite, Travel Guide Order Form, Register Your Firearms On-Line, etc.), Health & Social Services (Request for Birth Certificates, Application for Marriage or Death Certificate, Power of Attorney Kit), Life Events (Dealing with Separation and Divorce, Spousal Abuse, Getting Married, Ready to Retire, Having a Baby, Looking for a Job, Losing Your Wallet, Moving, Vacationing, What to Do When Someone Dies).
Ontario Members of Provincial Parliament – Ontario MPP addresses, e-mail, fax and telephone numbers, from Ontario Tenant Toronto Tenants. See also: Your Money – Consumer’s Page, Your Utility Costs: Ontario Hydro electricity prices, water and natural gas energy rates.
973 United States, United States – History – Chronology, United States – Politics and government, Americana, United States – Civilization, (American history), (American government), (American politics), (United States – Government), (United States – Time capsule)
50 States. All 50 States and Capitals. Topics covered include state birds, climate, economy, flowers, history, lottery, maps, mottos, museums, national park, nickname, population, symbols, tourism, weather, etc. Flags, songs, fast facts and trivia, newspaper directory, and more.
Alcohol, Temperance & Prohibition – A Brown University Library Digital Collection. Primary source historical documents and other materials from the prohibition era, 1919-1933.
American Civil War Collections at the Electronic Text Center. Primary source material on the American Civil War, including letters, diaries and newspapers. Letter collections include searchable transcriptions as well as digital images of the manuscripts.
American Cultural History: The 19th Century from Kingwood College Library, Texas. Select a decade from 1800 to 1890 to access detailed information on Art & Architecture, Business and the Economy, Books and Literature, Migration & Immigration, Education, News and Events, Music and Theater, Pastimes, Science and Technology, and Social Movements in that decade.
American Cultural History: The Twentieth Century from Kingwood College Library, Texas. For each decade of the 20th century, information is grouped under the following categories: Art & Architecture, Books & Literature, Fads & Fashion, Education, Historic Events & Technology, Music, Persons & Personalities, Theater & Film. Includes interesting photographs, links, Internet Quiz, and Subject Guides.
American Experience – Reconstruction: The Second Civil War from PBS. Contents: Watch the Program (view videos in Quick Time or RealVideo), Forty Acres and a Mule, Plantations in Ruins, Black Legislators, Northerners in the South, Access to Learning, Slave to Sharecropper, The Negro Question, In God We Trust, White Men Unite, State by State, and Teacher’s Guide.
American Memory Photo & Print Collections. Include African American Odyssey, American Indians of the Pacific Northwest, Baseball Cards, 1887-1914, Creative Americans: Portraits of Celebrities by Carl Van Vechten, 1932-1964, Emergence of Advertising in America: 1850-1920, “Votes for Women” Suffrage Pictures, 1850-1920, and others.
American Memory: Today in History. U.S. History and Culture from the Library of Congress. Three searchable options available to view 365 pages in the Archive. Includes photos and links.
The American Revolution from Kidport. Contents include: Timeline of Events (Pre-1775, 1775-1777, 1778-1789), Quest for Independence, Boston Massacre, Gaspee Incident, Boston Tea Party, First Continental Congress, Second Continental Congress, Declaration of Independence, Battles of the Revolution, French Alliance, Articles of Confederation, Treaty of Paris, and Links. See other Social Studies topics.
American Social Hygiene Posters ca. 1910-1970 from the University of Minnesota Libraries. Includes 200 posters used in campaigns against venereal diseases and related social problems in the U.S., mostly during and between World War I and World War II.
An American Time Capsule. The Printed Ephemera Collection at the Library of Congress consists of 28,000 primary source items of key events and eras in American history dating from 17th to 21st century. Collection includes over 7,000 items (images, posters, notices, advertisements, proclamations, propaganda, business cards, etc.) from the 50 States, District of Columbia, and London, England. Topics include: the American Revolution, slavery, western land rush, American Civil War, woman suffrage, Industrial Revolution, etc.
Ben’s Guide to U.S. Government for Kids. Choose a grade range to explore: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. Topics covered for Grades 9-12: Our Nation, Historical Documents, Branches of Government, How Laws Are Made, National versus State Government, Election Process, Citizenship, National High School Debate Topic, Games and Activities, Glossary, and U.S. Government Web Sites for Kids with links to various subject areas.
Best of History Web Sites – U.S. History. Top 5 U.S. History Sites, U.S. History in the Classroom, and U.S. History in the Making. You can also search by Topics: Native American, African American, Women, Government, Immigration, General Resources, or by Periods: Pre-Colonial, Colonial, Independence, Constitution, South & Slavery, Civil War, Gilded Age, Westward Expansion, Early Imperialism, Progressivism, WWI, Roaring ’20s, Great Depression, Civil Rights, Cold War Era, and Post Cold War.
A Biography of America. Excellent resources for K-12. This is a companion Web site to the video series and telecourse offered by Annenberg Foundation and Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB). Site includes 26 educational video programs. Each program features flash or non-flash versions of images, interactive timelines or maps, gallery of images, questions to ponder, key events, transcript, Webography, and other quality resources. Topics include: Rise of Capitalism, Slavery, Civil War, 1920s, FDR and the Depression, World War II, 1950s, 1960s, etc.
Bureau of Land Management Historical Photographs. This BLM database contains more than 3,500 historical digital images documenting the nation’s westward migration, primarily in 12 western states, 1890-1980.
ClickState.com – United States Local Web Directory. Search for business in your community. Select a State, then browse by Cities. Includes latest State News, State Information (includes flag, geography, longitude / latitude, restaurants, real estate), and more.
Core Documents of U.S. Democracy. Cornerstone Documents include: Articles of Confederation, Bill of Rights, Constitution of the United States of America, Declaration of Independence, Emancipation Proclamation, Gettysburg Address, Congressional Bills, Pictorial Directory, Record, Public and Private Laws, United States Code, Presidential Inaugurations, Supreme Court Decisions, American FactFinder, Statistical Abstract of the United States, Economic Indicators, United States Government Manual, and more.
Digital History. Includes Resource Guides by Period & by Topic, Hypertext History: Our Online American History Textbook – An interactive, multimedia history of the United States from the Revolution to the present, Interactive Timelines, Encyclopedia of American History, Biographical Directory of American History, and much more.
The Federal Register (FR). Official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents. It is updated daily by 6 a.m. and is published Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
FirstGov. WWW information portal for the United States Federal Government. Links to Workers.gov and Mapstats.gov, Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Branches of the U.S. Government, as well as State and Local Governments.
GPO Access. A service of the United States Government Printing Office that provides free electronic access to a wealth of important information products produced by the Federal Government.
HistoricalVoices.org. Featured Galleries include: The OYEZ Project – virtual reality tour of U.S. Supreme Court building, Earliest Voices: A Gallery from the Vincent Voice Library – hear actual voices of Thomas Edison, William Taft, Booker T. Washington …, History and Politics Out Loud (HPOL)- a collection of audio materials of significant U.S. historical events and people of the 20th century, and other digital library collections.
History Matters. Developed by American Social History Project, Center for Media & Learning, City University of New York, and the Center for History and New Media, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA. Site is designed for high school and college teachers of U.S. History courses. See WWW.History – an annotated guide to the most useful websites for teaching U.S. history and social studies.
History of the American West, 1860-1920 from American Memory, Library of Congress. Over 30,000 photographs, drawn from the holdings of the Western History and Genealogy Department at Denver Public Library.
History Wired: A Few of Our Favorite Things. From Smithsonian Institution. Map face has 10 categories representing different types of objects in the museum collections. Each “square” on the map face represents an object. Choose a category to view: Accomplishments, Arts & Entertainment, Commerce, Computers, Events, Leisure, Medicine, Military, People, Politics, Science, Tech, Transportation, and Sports.
infoUSA – Information USA. An authoritative resource for foreign audiences seeking information about American society, political processes, official U.S. policies and culture, from U.S. Department of State. Contents: Facts about the USA, Government and Politics, Economy and Trade, Laws and Treaties, Media, Society and Values, Education in the U.S., Science and Technology, Arts and Culture, Geography and Travel.
Life in the USA: The Complete Guide for Immigrants and Americans. Contents include: The American People, American Culture, Public Services, Transportation, Everyday Life in America, Government and Law, Doing Business in the USA, Education in America, Retirement and Aging, Life in the USA Magazine, Great American Places, Land, History and Language, Religion in America, Money and Finance, Living in an American Community, Making a Living in the USA, Immigration and Citizenship, Medical Care, Death in America.
The Nation. Much of the back issues of the magazine (from 1999 to current) can be accessed online.
Office of Community Services (OCS). U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Services for Families include Adoption and Foster Care, Child Abuse & Neglect, Child Care, Child Support, Disabilities, Disaster Assistance, Early Childhood Education, Emergency Preparedness, Family/Domestic Violence, Fatherhoold Initiative, Head Start, Missing Children and Runaways, Native American Tribal, Parenting, Refugees, State Social Service Agencies, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), and more.
Politics Navigator. Guide to political, government, and public opinion sites from New York Times. Free registration to use site. (Pop-up ads).
Pop Culture. Contents: General Pop Culture of the United States, Decades: 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, Movies, Pop Music, Television, Theater, Miscellaneous (Bad Fads Museum, Life Magazine Cover Collection 1936-1972, Origins of American Animation).
Talking History. 1997-2003 radio archives from the University at Albany, State University of New York. Listen to audio documentaries, speeches, debates, oral histories, conference sessions, commentaries, archival tape and interviews, and other aural history resources. Wide variety of topics including: Great Smallpox Epidemic of 1775-1782, Tulsa Riot of 1921, Remembering Kent State, 1970, Why September 11th Happened, and many more.
Today in History from Library of Congress, American Memory. See also Archive of 365 pages of Today in History. Browse archive by specific day or month.
United States Coats of Arms: National arms, Arms and seals of states, Arms of counties (districts), Arms of municipalities, towns and cities, from International Civic Heraldry.
United States history from Lilly Library, Indiana University. Online exhibitions include: Medieval & renaissance manuscripts, Early printing & the church, Voyages & exploration, American History Documents, and more.
USINFO – U.S. Department of State. Includes:
- Topics. Sites featuring materials focusing on U.S. foreign policy, international trade, and a variety of issues and topics of interest worldwide, e.g. International Security, Trade and Economics, Global Issues, Democracy, Human Rights, U.S. History, Geography & Population, U.S. Life & Culture.
- Regions. U.S. policies and issues, topics of regional or local interest, covering Africa, The Americas, East Asia and the Pacific, Europe and Eurasia, Middle East and North Africa, South Asia, U.S. Embassies and Diplomatic Missions.
- Resource Tools. Department of State – Web portal of the U.S. Department of State. Identifying Misinformation – Sheds light on misinformation, disinformation, hoaxes and other false reports about the U.S. government. International Events Calendar. Information USA. A compilation of materials for foreign audiences seeking information about American society, political processes, U.S. historical documents, and culture.
The West: People. Interactive biographical dictionary of the men and women featured in THE WEST (an 8-part documentary series from PBS). Biographies offer details about their lives along with comments on their historical significance. See also Places: Section features archival maps from the 1860’s and 1880’s, Events: Interactive timeline charts significant events from pre-Columbian times to the early 1900’s, plus Lesson Plans and Quizzes.
The White House. Direct links to US Federal government services. White House history, tours, virtual library, and archives. White House for Kids. See also Ask the White House – This online interactive forum, the first of its kind in politics, allows you to interact with Bush administration officials and friends of the White House.
WWW-VL History: United States. Index to major U.S. history sites, maintained at the University of Kansas.
Yahoo! United States.
990 Pacific rim, Islands of the Pacific, (Pacific Ocean Islands)
Pacific Studies WWW Virtual Library. Global resources include: Pacific Studies WWW Monitor (Pacific-focus online resources), Pacific region (catalog of online resources), Pacific Manuscripts Bureau (PAMBU locates and microfilms archives, manuscripts and other unpublished material), as well as Asian Studies WWW Virtual Library.
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Australia Coats of Arms: National arms, Arms of States and possessions, Arms of Cities, Shires and Towns, from International Civic Heraldry.
Australian Bureau of Statistics – Australia’s official statistical organization. Categories include: Statistics, News, Themes (Agriculture, Population, Housing, Demography, Environment, Health, etc.), Census (1996 & 2001), Education, and Recruitment (Salaries & Conditions), etc.
Australia Government. Access to Australian Government Information and Services.
Australian Government, Attorney General’s Department, Gazettes Online. Government Notices, Special Notices, Periodic Notices.
Black ‘n White Online Directory Australia. Lists Australian Business Web sites. Categories from A-Z include: Accommodation, Auto, Banking, Doctors, Education, Employment, Hospital, Shopping, Tourism, Travel, and others.
Guide to Australia. Culture and Entertainment, Geography, Nation Travel and Tourism, Nature, Science and Education, Towns, Trade and Commerce, etc.