Great History Links: Many are helpful in projects, extra credit or just browsing. Check back because I always add new sites as I find them useful.
Scotlandville Magnet High School Website Our school website
Academic Dictionaries and Encyclopedias Host for multiple dictionaries and encyclopedias on numerous subjects. Many are historical but there are also scientific and technical.
Scotlandville Magnet High Links/Next 4 links ( Most of these will require a username & password that you can get from Ms. Clark in the library)
World Book Encyclopedia Articles & encyclopedia entries on a vast number of subjects
Library Search search the school library database
Gale Online Resources Online resources for research & ebooks. Take special notice of Gale World history
Noodle Tools Tools for note-taking, outlining, citation, document archiving, & MLA documentation. Create a username & password for storage and saved work
East Baton Rouge Parish Library Every student should have a library card. Lots of stuff at the library. Movies, music, & even books
Homework Help HomeworkLouisiana offers FREE online tutoring and academic resources from Tutor.com for Louisiana residents from kindergarten students through adult learners. Get help in math, science, social studies or English from a live tutor
Zoho is a presentation website. You can make presentations and email directly to me.
TinyURL Converts long URLs into short ones. Great for presentations and research papers.
Prezi Presentation Maker
Drop Box Online storage. Allows you to save stuff without a flash drive or emailing it to yourself.
One Drive Microsoft online storage. Very useful
Sqworl Stores favorite and bookmarked sites.
Citation Builder site from North Carolina State University that will aid you in building your bibliography in either MLA or Chicago format
KnightCite Citation site by Calvin College
The BBC in the United Kingdom has lots of interesting stories & facts on both British history & World history.
Timelines: Sources from History – Get the whole picture with this fun, interactive timeline that allows exploration of historical items chronologically, from medieval time to present day. Choose from various timeline themes like “everyday life,” “politics, power, and rebellion,” and “literature, music, and entertainment.”
History Matters. Loads of links to all kinds of history.
Macrohistory– Online textbook covering all of world history
15-Minute History– An interesting podcast and blog on history from the University of Texas-Austin
History Orb. Find out what happened on today in history plus the birthdays and death days of historical figures and celebrities,
History on the Net is a free History information website that provides easily accessible information on a range of historical topics. All information pages include interactive consolidation puzzles and quizzes.
Alpha History– Online text book covering the period from the American Revolution to the late 20th Century
History Buff Produced by the Newspaper Collector’s Society of America, this site includes press coverage of notable events in American history. It also showcases a President’s Library and an Historic Voices Library featuring 12 audio recordings.
History Channel Lots of History videos & articles
History Today Magazine– A History magazine based in London, England with lots of interesting articles and history helps
History Extra– The BBC History magazine
History’s Heroes This site contains a huge amount of information about certain people – “heroes” – in history: not just about their lives and achievements, but also about their backgrounds and the times in which they lived. There are also pages with interactive games and quizzes.
The History Learning Site is a British site with articles and information on a wide range of historical topics. There is also an interactive section in which you can submit questions or submit feedback.
Nations Online contains articles, statistics, and history on the continents and nations of the world.
WikiArt is an online, user-editable visual art encyclopedia.
Web Gallery of Art is a virtual museum and searchable database of Western (European) fine arts of the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Realism, and Impressionism periods (1000-1900), currently containing over 38.000 reproductions.
History with Leverett My personal website and blog where I sometimes post interesting articles, reviews, and other insights especially dealing with history.
Geographia contains geographical and historical information about continents, regions, and countries around the world
Backstory with the American History Guys is a public radio program & podcast that brings historical perspective to the events happening around us today.
Ancient History Magazine is focused on the history of ancient civilizations in the Mediterranean, Near East, and Europe. It offers a mix of history, literature, and archaeology, and examines politics, society, religion, economics, and culture throughout the ancient world.
The Internet History Sourcebooks Project by Fordham University is a collection of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts presented cleanly (without advertising or excessive layout) for educational use. The Sourcebooks include: an Ancient History Sourcebook, a Medieval Sourcebook, and a Modern History Sourcebook. This is a valuable resource in locating primary sources for high school and college students.
Cornell University Research Guides Research Guides on many subjects including history & engineering
Cornell University Library Evaluating Web pages Guide to help determine what is useful on the internet
Spartacus Educational has a vast online encyclopedia of world history
The History Place has interesting articles, movie reviews, and homework help.
Horrible Histories are a series of books for middle & high schoolers that present history in fun and entertaining way. The website has information, games, and videos
History on BBC Radio– Radio programs on the BBC for those who really love history.
Wise Old Sayings: Ultimate Guide to History Resources Helpful page with even more links to good history sites
BBC Your Paintings– Online presentations of Paintings found in the British Galleries. Many are of historic events and people.
Italian Renaissance.org Analysis of Italian Renaissance Art
Horrible Histories on the BBC. Horrible history comedy skits presented on the BBC. Many of the skits include people and events covered in World History.
English History is a comprehensive and in-depth guide to Tudor England and the great English poets John Keats and Lord Byron.
History of the Monarchy is a history of the British Monarchy from the official website of the British Monarchy. Contains detailed articles on the history and dynasties of the Monarchy
Henry VIII Tudor King of England
Tudor History contains numerous articles and links about the Tudor Monarchs who ruled England from 1485 to 1603
History Detectives on PBS tackles & investigates some of the great mysteries of history.
The Guttenberg Bible at the British Museum. The Guttenberg Bible was the first book printed on a printing press. On this site you can examine the different pages and parts of the 2 Guttenberg Bibles at the British Museum.
Turning the Pages is an award-winning interactive display system developed by The British Library to increase public access and enjoyment of some of its most valuable treasures. Visitors are able to virtually “turn” the pages of manuscripts in an incredibly realistic way, using touch-screen technology and animation.
The Smithsonian is the website of the Smithsonian Institute the National museum of the US in Washington DC. Contains numerous articles on History, culture, and science.
Renaissance Interactive has a number of good resources on the Renaissance
Project Wittenberg is home to works by and about Martin Luther and other Lutherans. Here you will find all manner of texts from short quotations to commentaries, hymns to statements of faith, theological treatises to biographies, and links to other places where words and images from the history of Lutheranism live.
Christian Classics Ethereal Library- John Calvin Website by Calvin College offers a concise but useful introduction to one of the most important figures of the Reformation, John Calvin as well as translations of Calvin’s writings.
Virtual Museum of New France Canadian Museum of History’s interactive site of the colony of New France & French Canada
Scientific Revolution-Professor Robert A. Hatch of the University of Florida has created a diverse and engaging introduction to the Scientific Revolution. He provides an overview and background to the Scientific Revolution, bibliographic essays, outlines, timelines, a glossary, biographies of major sources, well organized links to primary and secondary sources, manuscript and archive sources, and books on-line.
Exploring the French Revolution This great site is a collaboration of the Center for History and New Media (George Mason University) and the American Social History Project (City University of New York). It serves as a useful and lively introduction to the French Revolution as well as a repository of many key documents from the era.
Napoleon.org is produced by The Foundation Napoleon which has as its mission the encouragement of the study of and in interest in the history of the First and Second Empires. The website is bilingual (French/English), updated daily, and includes: a weekly newsletter, – Essential Napoleon, Fun stuff (Napoleonic postcards, music, recipes, jigsaws, quizzes, wallpaper, screensaver, etc.) A great resource for exploring Napoleon & his heritage.
The Napoleon Series is a useful resource site dedicated to the study of Napoleon Bonaparte.
Britannia is the Internet’s “most comprehensive” treatment of the Times, Places, Events and People of British History. This Britannia site features narrative histories of England, Wales, Scotland and London, timelines, biographies, glossaries, bibliographies, historical documents, and much more. (some content is for subscribers only)
The Victorian Web is directed by George P. Landow, Professor of English and Art History at Brown University. The web is a broad and comprehensive resource for courses in Victorian literature and history.
The British Empire This site analyzes and describes the Empire and includes timelines, maps, photos of colonies, descriptions of battles, and more. Note that it is more of a “personal journey” than a rigorous academic site
The Abolition Project Helpful site looking at the Transatlantic Slave Trade and Thomas Clarkson and his fellow abolitionists who fought for emancipation of enslaved Africans in the British colonies. Also has a number of resources and primary documents.
African American World. Resources on PBS for African American history.
Black Past.org has a wealth of resources on Black history.
Whitney Plantation In 2014, the Whitney Plantation opened its doors to the public for the first time in its 262 year history as the only plantation museum in Louisiana with a focus on slavery. There are some great resources found within their website.
International Slavery Museum Liverpool, England was the departing point for many slave ships and the International Slavery Museum is dedicated to the story of slavery and its worldwide impact. The website hosts a number of resources and articles featuring the story of slavery and effects.
The Abolition Project This site looks at the Transatlantic Slave Trade and Thomas Clarkson and his fellow abolitionists who fought for emancipation of enslaved Africans in the British colonies.
The National Museum of African American History and Culture is a museum within the Smithsonian where all Americans can learn about the richness and diversity of the African American experience. The museum opened in 2016.
The Library of Congress is the nation’s oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts in its collections.
The British Library is one of the world’s largest libraries with an extensive website full of articles
The Story of Africa on the BBC World Service tells the history of the continent from an African perspective.
The National World War One Museum in Kansas City. 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of WW1
World War 1 Encyclopedia by Spartacus Educational has a large resource of material on WW1
First World War One.com is a multimedia history of world war one. 2014-2018 marks the 100th anniversary of WW1
Awesome Stories has a number of accessible high-interest stories
World War 2 Online Encyclopedia Spartacus Educational
Washington Post special report on the Middle East & the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the Middle East. Click on “One Land, Two Peoples” for an interactive guide to the Middle East conflict
The War Movie Buff This is a great site that evaluates war movies from ancient wars to recent wars. It critiques plot, writing and historicity of the movie. Valuable resource when evaluating a war movie
This is the website of the Smithsonian Institution, the world’s largest museum complex and research organization composed of 19 museums, 9 research centers, and the National Zoo
Encyclopedia Britannica’s Guide to Black History This site has 10 sections that contain historical facts, dates, people, and events.
The World Factbook-CIA. provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 266 world entities. Our Reference tab includes: maps of the major world regions, as well as Flags of the World, a Physical Map of the World, a Political Map of the World, and a Standard Time Zones of the World map.
The Lonely Planet is the website to the travel guide The Lonely Planet. It not only contains travel information but also the history, culture and interesting facts of different nations and regions.
Modern History in the Movies Fordham University provides reviews of historical movies on modern history
Reel history(section of the London newspaper The Guardian) has numerous reviews of historical movies.
Reel American History-Lehigh University Reel American History Project by Lehigh University has a number of reviews and pages that present a number of historical films
The History Guide The History Guide has been created for the high school and undergraduate student who is either taking classes in history or who intends to major in history in college
Louisiana Research Collection from Tulane University offers a full range of resources, from books and archives to maps and images. We support almost every area of Louisiana research; special strengths include art, business, Carnival, Civil War, environmental studies, Jewish studies, medicine, politics, social welfare, southern literature, transportation, urban studies, and women’s studies.
Alternative History YouTube Channel Explore the what ifs of History
3 Minute History YouTube Channel Short summaries of important events
Thug Notes YouTube Channel Although these discussions mostly feature literature everyone knows how much I love literature. Plus these are very funny.