British Library Online Gallery - Maps, views, prints and drawings, early photographs, advertising ephemera, dialect recordings, the whole run of the Victorian 'Penny Illustrated Paper' - you'll find them all among the 90,000 gems collected here.
Center for History and New Media (George Mason University) - CHNM uses digital media and technology to preserve and present history online, transform scholarship across the humanities, and advance historical education and understanding. Sponsors more than two dozen digital history projects and offer free tools and resources for historians.
Chicago History Museum - Cares for, showcases, and interprets millions of authentic pieces of Chicago and U.S. history.
Choices Program, The - A national education program that seeks to engage students at the secondary level in consideration of the historical roots and current realities of the most pressing international concerns of our day.
ChronoZoom - An interactive timeline for all of history. Studies all 13.7 billion years from the Big Bang to the present. ChronoZoom is a step toward enabling users to browse knowledge, rather than searching, by linking relevant online resources to fixed time scales in an organized and logical manner. ChronoZoom is a tool for instructors, students and the general public to discover new knowledge through information organization. Click or scroll to navigate through events and timelines.
Famous Trials - Accounts, maps, photos, transcript excerpts and other materials relating to famous trials, including the Leopold & Loeb Trial, Scopes Monkey Trial, Andersonville Court Martial, Scottsboro Boys Trials, Haymarket Trial, Lincoln Assassination Trials, Manson Trial, My Lai Courts-Martial, Kelly Michaels Trial, the Hauptmann (Lindbergh Kidnapping) Trial, and more.
H-BOT - Automated historical fact finder search engine.
H-Net - Resources in the arts, humanities and social sciences maintained by an international consortium of scholars and teachers.
Handbook of Texas Online - Multidisciplinary encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture sponsored by the Texas State Historical Association and the General Libraries at UT Austin.
History Cooperative - Online history scholarship. Besides full text, the site also contains collateral content, including multimedia elements that could not be reproduced in the print versions of some articles.
History Matters - Designed for high school and college teachers of U.S. history survey courses, this site serves as a gateway to web resources and offers unique teaching materials, first-person primary documents and threaded discussions on teaching U.S. history. A project of the American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning of the City University of New York and the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University.
History of Nursing - Appreciate the historical figures that laid the foundation for modern nursing as we know it over 150 years ago. One hundred annotated links to related museums and libraries, nursing history archives, military nursing history, historic figures in nursing, and general nursing history.
History On-Line (UK) - Over 40,000 records providing details of books and articles, UK university lecturers, UK current and past research, and evaluated links to on-line resources.
History Place - Fact based approach to the presentation of history prepared by writers and historians.
HistoryMakers - Dedicated to preserving African American history as the missing link in American history. Focused on American history, oral history and education in general and more specifically on African American history, education, music, law, the arts, science, technology, media, medicine, entertainment, fashion and beauty, business, the military, politics and sports.
HistoryOrb - Today in history archives containing historical and important events, famous birthdays, weddings, deaths and famous people from 6,000 years of history.
HyperHistory Online - HyperHistory presents 3000 years of world history with a combination of colorful graphics, lifelines, timelines, and maps.
Images from the History of Medicine - Access 60,000 images in the prints and photograph collection of the History of Medicine Division (HMD) of the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM).
Katyn Forest Massacre at the National Archives - Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union each invaded Poland in September of 1939, having divided the country into separate spheres of influence under the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. While the Germans began a massacre of Jews and Poles in western occupied Poland, the Red Army arrested and imprisoned thousands of Polish military officers, policemen, and intelligentsia during their occupation of eastern Poland. Prisoners of war and civilian internees captured by the Soviets were placed in several camps in the western USSR, run by the Soviet People's Commissariat for Internal Affairs, or NKVD, a predecessor organization to the modern FSB-camps including Kozielsk, Ostashkov, and Starobielsk. In April 1943, in the Katyn Forest near Smolensk in the Soviet Union, occupying German troops discovered eight large graves containing the remains of thousands of the Polish Army officers and intellectual leaders who had been interned at the prisoner-of-war camp at Kozielsk. Bodies of the prisoners who had been housed at Ostashkov and Starobielsk were discovered near Piatykhatky and Mednoye, respectively. Collectively, these murders are known as the Katyn Forest Massacre.
People's History Museum - A national centre for the collection, conservation, interpretation and study of material relating to the history of working people in Britain.
Real History Archives - Offers a vast array of documents, articles and links to additional materials to aid serious researchers find the truth about our history. Collections include: Kennedy Assassination, Martin Luther King Assassination; Robert Kennedy Assassination; Malcolm X Assassination; Watergate; Iran-Contra; Inslaw/PROMIS; Alger Hiss; Ethel and Julius Rosenberg; Anastasia; TWA Flight 800; OKC Bombing; KAL Flight 007; Waco; Gulf War Syndrome; CIA, Contras and Crack Cocaine; October Surprise; Freeport McMoRan, Cuba and Indonesia; Jose Basulto, Cuba and Helms-Burton; Chase Bank: "Eliminate the Zapitistas "; and Iraqgate: The Illegal Arming of Iraq.
Rulers - This site contains lists of heads of state and heads of government (and, in certain cases, de facto leaders not occupying either of those formal positions) of all countries and territories, going back to about 1700 in most cases. Also included are the subdivisions of various countries (the links are at the bottom of the respective country entries), as well as a selection of international organizations. Recent foreign ministers of all countries are listed separately.
U.S. History - American history with a focus on Colonial and Revolutionary Philadelphia, Washington, Betsy Ross, Jefferson, Declaration, and more.
U.S. History Scene - Founded in 2011 by historians trained at Harvard University, U.S. History Scene is a multimedia education website composed of historians and educators at over fifty universities dedicated to providing students and teachers with easy access to premier digital resources, live digital curriculum, and cutting-edge history scholarship.
Virtual Exploration Society - Paddle down the Amazon with Percy Fawcett. Drive a dogsled to the North Pole with Peary and Henson. Go to a mysterious isolated island with the Burden Expedition to capture a living dragon. Risk an ancient Egyptian curse with Howard Carter as he opens the Tomb of King Tut.
Wilson Center Digital Archive - International history declassified. Contains once-secret documents from governments all across the globe, uncovering new sources and providing fresh insights into the history of international relations and diplomacy. It collects the research of three Wilson Center projects which focus on the interrelated histories of the Cold War, Korea, and Nuclear Proliferation.
World History Sources - A guide to 200 of the best online primary source archives in world history. Eight genre-based guides written by leading world history scholars on analyzing particular genres of evidence and documentation, namely: music, images; objects; maps; newspapers; travel narratives; official documents; and personal accounts.
KWSnet is an Internet subject directory providing special attention to U.S. national and international news, the arts, computing, culture, environment, law, literature, media, politics, science and technology. Based in San Francisco, California, KWSnet contains over 125,000 annotated links to resources worldwide. Use Search KWSnet, located at the top of each page, to search within this site. Use Ctrl-F (Windows) or ⌘-F (Mac) to search within individual pages.
KWSnet's Zotero Library provides news articles as well as primary and secondary sources and bibliographic information for your research. More information on Zotero, a powerful, easy-to-use research tool, can be found at its site.
KWSnet is completely non-commercial. It has no commercial objective or emphasis. Instead, it is intended for educational purposes, research, and personal use. It is updated regularly.
KWSnet is IPv6 enabled, HTTPS deployed, and fully HTML5 compliant.
KWSnet may be contacted via email with any comments, suggestions or link submissions. KWSnet is designed and maintained, in its entirety, by Kirk W. Smith.