History & Geography

A to Z the USA

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African-American History Online

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American History Online

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American Indian History Online

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American Women’s History Online

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Ancient and Medieval History Online

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Biography in Context

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Black Culture & History Guide

Electronic Resources Available Through DBRL

  • African-American History Online
    Provides expansive and in-depth information on the people, events, and topics important to the study of African-American history.
  • Biography Resource Center
    Do a name search to find biographical information on a huge range of people or browse categories such as African Americans.
  • Heritage Quest
    Search the US census 1790-1940, selected Revolutionary War records, a variety of local and family histories plus articles of interest to genealogy researchers.
  • NewsBank
    Special reports on the U.S. Presidency, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and celebrating Black History Month.
  • SIRS
    Leading Issues section includes information on civil rights and racial profiling.

Local Events & Exhibits

Local Newspaper Articles

Local Landmarks

Genealogy

History – Local Resources

History – State Resources

History – National Resources

Issues and Controversies in American History

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Modern World History Online

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