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HISTORY: Open Access Resources

Selected resources in this guide support general teaching and research on the subject of history at Alabama State University. Resources are available at the Levi Watkins Learning Center in various collections and formats

Open Access Websites

These open access resources are also available on Databases by Subject - History / Government / Political Science:

Blogs and Useful Websites

These are additional free resources related to History with links to other websites and resources:

69 History Websites for Research: Best Sites for Students (Custom Writing) - List of websites with sections on periods, countries, and subjects.

African American Odyssey (Library of Congress)

Best of History Resources (EduTeach via University of Memphis) 

Foreign Relations of the United States (University of Wisconsin - Madison) - Published by the U.S. Department of State. Covers 1861-1960 so far. The official documentary historical record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions and significant diplomatic activity.

Historical Statistics of the United States, Colonial Times to 1970 (Dept. of Census) 

History Guide - Primary sources, American history, Western civilization, resources for teachers

HistoryWorld - Interactive narratives and timelines for countries, events, and periods.

NARA: National Archives and Record Administration

Resources (Corcoran Department of History, University of Virginia) -  Links to the American Historical Association pages regarding resource and career opportunities. 

What Are Historical Sources? (History on the Net)

World History Encyclopedia (World History Publishing) -  General overviews along with timelines, maps, weights, and primary sources.


History Image


Suggestions for additional e-resources can be sent to Neil Foulger ( or via the Materials Request Form.

Please provide as much information (especially if it is freely accessible) including the URL and a brief description. 

Thank you!

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