History Resources

These recommended resources can help you expand your knowledge of history in a variety of contexts.

African Studies Internet Resources

Best Semester Program (Council of Christian Colleges and Universities)

Best Semester offers various semester abroad programs, including American Studies Programs, Los Angeles Film Studies Center, Summer Institute of Journalism, etc.

The Conference on Faith and History

The Conference on Faith & History is a community of scholars exploring the relationship between Christian faith and history which welcome members from a variety of Christian traditions around the world.

East West Church & Ministry Report

The East West Church & Ministry Report serves as a clearinghouse for information relevant to the status of Christianity and Western ministry in the former Soviet Union and Central and Eastern Europe.

EDSITEment: History

EDSITEment is a National Endowment for the Humanities-sponsored list of web sites for students and teachers, K-12 and beyond.  

Illinois History and Government

The Wheaton College History Department, in collaboration with the English Department, provides  Illinois History and Government to help elementary and secondary education candidates prepare for the Illinois Teacher Certification Test, and to provide teaching resources for professional elementary and secondary teachers who are engaged in teaching about Illinois history and government.

Internet Mission Photography Archives

The Internet Mission Photography Archives contain images from Protestant and Catholic missionary collections in Britain, Norway, Germany, and the U.S.

Latin American Network Information Center

Maintained by the University of Texas, LANIC is a great jumping off place for all sorts of information on Latin America.  

Making of America

Making of America (MoA) is a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. Approximately 8,500 books and 50,000 journal articles in the areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology, which you can search by subject.

Urban Legends
One of several online resources tracking the urban legends circulating in society (you know, those stories you can't help passing along; there's no proof they're true, but they're too good to not keep telling). Barbara Mikkelson does a great job hosting the site, seasoning each page with her penchant for puns. It's a good reference tool for everyone to know about and utilize. Website >> 

Sources and General Resources on Latin America
Maintained by Oberlin College Professor Steve Volk. Website >>

Southern History
Provides primary resources for the study of Southern history, literature, and culture. Website >>

The Russian & East European Studies Virtual Library has links to many online resources concerning all manner of relevant topics in this area. It's worth some browsing time for those who want to know more about Russia, Slavdom, and East European cultures. Website >>

Primary Sources for Material Worldwide
A listing at the University of Idaho of more than 4,800 websites that are repositories for primary source material around the world. Website >>

Voice of the Shuttle
Large website with links to all types of historical resources. Maintained by University of California, Santa Barbara. Website >>