History & Political Sciences

Online Resources

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  • Museum of the World - An interactive experience through time, continents, and cultures, featuring some of the most fascinating objects in human history.  --Description from website.

  • World Digital Library - A project of the U.S. Library of Congress with timelines, interactive maps, historical documents, and photos of cultural artifacts.



  • AMDOCS: Documents for the Study of American History Features documents related to American history from the 15th century until the present time. Contains letters, manuscripts, speeches, constitutions, songs, proclamations, treaties, State of the Union addresses, and other documents. --Description from the Library of Congress.

  • Digital History -  A website created by the University of Houston with content (newspaper articles, journals, and more) relating to American History.

  • National Archives -  The National Archives and Records Administration is an independent agency of the United States government charged with the preservation and documentation of government and historical records. It is also tasked with increasing public access to those documents which make up the National Archive. --Description from Wikipedia.

  • U.S. History -  Gale [Database] provides contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events, and topics in U.S. history.  --Description adapted from Gale.com.


  • American Presidents: Life Portraits - The Peabody Award‑winning series profiling the men who have served as chief executive of the United States. --Description from website.

  • Follow the Money -  A website compiled by the nonpartisan, nonprofit National Institute on Money in Politics (NIMP) promoting an accountable democracy of comprehensive campaign-donor, lobbyist, and other information from government agencies nationwide.  --Description adapted from FollowTheMoney.org

  • Maplight: Revealing Money's Influence on Politics -  A nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that reveals the influence of money in politics, informs and empowers voters, and advances reforms that promote a more responsive democracy.  --Description from Maplight.org.

  • State Legislative Websites Directory - Compiled by the National Conferences of State Legislatures (NCSL), this website provides links to all U.S. states with information regarding their bills and statutes.


Print Resources

The titles listed below are available through the New Tech Media Center, ZBTHS IMC, or the Zion-Benton Public Library (location provided).  Check them out!