Resources for History & Social Sciences


American Government

Historical and contemporary resources on the United States’ government and political system; it includes primary source documents, pivotal court cases, historical events, biographies, visual timelines, photos, audio clips, and maps.

American History Online

Spans more than 500 years of political, military, social, and cultural history, highlighting the important people and events of the American experience. It includes more than 2,400 primary source documents.

U.S. History in Context

Provides a complete overview of U.S. history through primary and secondary history sources, full-text periodicals, reference works, and scholarly analysis from the arrival of Vikings in North America to Vietnam, Watergate and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Modern Genocide

A comprehensive virtual textbook covering ten genocides, including Armenia, East Timor, Bosnia, Guatemala, Darfur, Cambodia, Herero, the Holocaust, Kurd, and Rwanda.  300 primary sources illustrate the process and outcome of genocide, supplying memoirs, narratives, and domestic and international legal documents, as well as first-hand accounts.  Also includes more than 1,200 reference items that cover important individuals, events, organizations, and places related to genocide, plus feature stories and essays that discuss topics integral to the subject of genocide.

Modern Genocide

World Geography

Focuses on the geographic, political, social, economic, and cultural forces and includes country overviews, maps, flags, video clips, statistics, photos, biographies, and speeches.

World History in Context

Reaches back nearly 5,000 years to chronicle the rise and fall of cultures and societies across all continents and eras.

World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras

Covers early human history around the globe—from prehistoric times to the beginnings of the Renaissance.

World History: The Modern Era

Covers history from the Renaissance to the present and includes documents, biographies, images, maps, visual timelines, and audio clips.

DISCovering Collection

Provides thousands of overview essays, critical analyses, biographies, timelines and multimedia elements within the five core subject areas of history, literature, biography, science and social studies.