Social Studies

U.S. History and Resources Presented by the Library of Congress, is the official website for U.S. federal legislative information.

Historical African American Newspapers Available Online A guide to African American Newspapers available online from James A. Cannavino Library at Marist College. 

The Oyez Project From Chicago-Kent College of Law, an unofficial online multimedia archive of the Supreme Court of the United States, notably, audio of oral arguments.

The Presidents of the United States Background information, election results, cabinet members, notable events, and some points of interest on each of the presidents up through President Obama, but no longer updated. Links to biographies, historical documents, audio and video files, and other presidential sites. (From the Internet Public Library)

Presidential Libraries and Museums  has information about the early lives, careers, and post-presidency of the 13 presidents listed below who also have Presidential Libraries. (Produced by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA))

The Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum

The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum
The Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum
The Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum
The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
The Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library and Museum
The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum
The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
The William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum
The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum
The Obama Presidential Library Commonly Requested U.S. Laws and Regulation Learn about some of the best-known U.S. laws and regulations.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Naturalization Civics Test Prepare for the naturalization interview and test. Use the Interactive Practice Exercises online.

U.S. States Geography Practice- Clickable map quizzes free from Lizard Point Consulting. Test your knowledge of the U.S. States.

Primary sources:

Docs TEACH   3,000 primary-source materials in a variety of media from the National Archives.

Calisphere California History Calisphere Themed Collections that explore California’s role in national and world history (From the University of California) 

Digital Public Library Primary Source Sets Collections of US History primary sources searchable by subject or time period. (From the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA))

World History and Resources

BBC History From Henry VIII to Winston Churchill, find out about Britain's history with BBC programmes, timelines and games.

CIA World Factbook The Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, energy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.

Best of History Web Sites -- Categorized links to hundreds of evaluated sites

The History Guide, Resources for Historians- Western Civilizations

History Net -- From Weider History Group

The History News Network  -- Articles by historians on both the left and the right who provide historical perspective on current events. HNN is a nonprofit publication run by George Mason University, is updated daily, and averages roughly 1.5 million hits a month.

Periodical Historical Atlas of Europe -- Covering every 100 years from AD 1 to AD 1700

The Story of Africa -- Rich, detailed site, from the BBC

United Nations The United Nations is an intergovernmental organization to promote international co-operation.