Links to Resources for the Study of . . .
The department of history and political science provides these links for the convenience and utilization of its visitors in accessing internet data pertinent to the academic disciplines and professional careers the department represents. Internet sites have been selected randomly as generally representing various facets of disciplinary or professional concern. Inclusion of a link to a particular site is in no way an endorsement or advocacy of views or positions, objectionable or otherwise, either expressly stated or allegedly held by the linked page's creators and/or sponsors, whether individuals, organizations or institutions, or by the links their pages provide.
|Evaluation and Citation of Internet Resources|
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Evaluation and Citation of Internet Resources
- A Brief Citation Guide for Internet Sources in History and Humanities, by Melvin Page of East Tennessee University.
- Evaluating Internet Resources: A Checklist.
- The following links may also prove helpful.
Resources for the Study of History
- What About History?
- General History
- Ancient History
- Medieval and Renaissance History
- Reformation History
- Modern European History
- Colonial America
- Early Modern United States
- Civil War Period
- Westward Expansion
- Recent United States
- Recent World History
What About History?
- The American Historical Association provides the following helpful essays addressing several interesting questions.
- "Why Study History?"
- "Liberal Learning and the History Major,"
- A group of essays by different individuals addressing the subject "Why Become a Historian?"- - by Robert Blackey, Rodolfo F. Acua, David Brody, Gordon H. Chang, Spencer R. Crew, Natalie Zemon Davis, Robert Gutierrez, Nadine Ishitani Hata, Thomas Cleveland Holt, Patricia Reid, James Riding In, and Isabel Tirado.
- "What can you do with an undergraduate degree in history?"
- "Guidelines For the Preparation of Teachers,"
- "Working Together to Strengthen History Teaching in the Secondary Schools", by Kathleen Anderson Steeves
- The Web site for the National Council for History Education provides many services to historians.
- The University of North Carolina at Wilmington provides this page of Career Services for History Majors.
- Professor Catherine Lavender of the Staten Island College, City University of New York, has written a helpful essay entitled "What Can I Do With A History Major?"
- Beyond Academe: The Internet Gateway to Nonacademic Careers for Historians.
- Tennessee Technological University's Web site for history offers a wide variety of resources.
- World-Wide Web Virtual Library: History. Originally called HNSource, this index of websites with historical content was pioneered and developed by Lynn H. Nelson Professor of Medieval History at the University of Kansas. It was added to the Virtual Library in 1993 and hosted at the University of Kansas until May 2004 when was transferred to the supervision of the Virtual Library in Geneva Switzerland. For other available World-Wide Web Virtural Library subject sections access the WWW-VL Central Catalog.
- H-NET, Humanities & Social Sciences Online is a multi-purpose, multi-disciplinary site of considerable professional interest to historians.
- LTSN Subject Centre for History, Classics and Archaeology. This site at the University of Glasgow is sponsored by the Learning and Teaching Support network.
- Gateway to World History. Haines Brown at Connecticut State University maintains this page. Thanks to Wade Grimes for putting me on the trail of Brown's pages.
- The Internet Public Library History section is based at the University of Michigan.
- The Ancient World Web. This site organizes a variety of information on the ancient world, including history. It is based at the University of Virginia.
- Internet Ancient History Sourcebook. This site collects all types of links to information of academic interest. It resides at the Fordham University and is the brainchild of Paul Halsall.
- Exploring Ancient World Cultures. This is one of the most sophisticated set of tools and resources being developed at any single Web site to deal with world cultures in ancient and medieval times. The ancient Near East, India, Egypt, China, Greece and Rome are major cultural regions. The medieval time frame is divided into Islamic and Medieval European. EAWC resides at the University of Evansville, but many of its editorial board are from other campuses.
- Perseus is another general ancient history and literature site that is widely acclaimed.
- ETANA is the new name for ABZU (formerly hosted by the classics department at the University of Michigan) now provided by the consortium on Electronic Tools and Ancient Near Eastern Archives.
- LacusCurtius: into the Roman world. This is a good place to browse for all sorts of things.
- The Archaeological Resource Guide for Europe is a very large, carefully maintained system with a variety of access options.
- Christian Classics Ethereal Library presents the texts of major Christian authors from the second century on in readable copyable translations. This is a service of Calvin College.
Medieval and Renaissance History
- ORB: (Online Reference Book for Medieval Studies) home page. This is the central ORB index site supervised by Kathryn Talarico and located at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York.
- Internet Medieval Sourcebook. This is part of the ORB (Online Resource Book) located at Fordham University and managed by Paul Halsall.
- Labyrinth . Labyrinth is one of the oldest and most widely cited Medieval Studies Infoservers. It is based at Georgetown University.
- NetSerf, The Internet Connection for Medieval Resources sponsored by the Department of History at the Catholic University of America.
- Medieval Times. This is a collection of links addressing a wide variety of topics involving the medieval period. There is no indication or claim of responsibility or sponsorship of this page other than that of a search engine for locating living individuals across the nation.
- WWW Medieval Resources. This is an archive copy of another widely cited source of information on Medieval times based at Virginia Tech. It was founded by Dan Mosser and maintained through about 2001. It includes information about discussion lists.
- Exploring Ancient World Cultures. See description above in the Ancient History section.
- The Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies: Internet Resources. This resource page at Ohio State contains some unique items.
- The Medieval Review is an e-Journal sponsored by the Medieval Institute at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo.
- As you will notice most of the links above are produced and based at Universities, but universities are not the only people interested in Medieval resources. Bigpoint Inc, one of the largest international corporations producing online games for the internet is also interested. One of Bigpoint Inc. games, Drakensang, deals with Dragon Slaying in the context of Medieval times. Obviously dragons are not a topic limited by reality or historical sources; however, the more players know about the life, society and politics of Medieval times the more exciting and complex the game context will be. Consequently, the Drakensang web site contains a "Resource Guide to Medieval Times" which gathers a number of Medieval Resource web sites to help educate their players.
- Another non-University source of cultural information about the Middle Ages is a group of pages concerned with Medieval foods and diet. These are sponsored by a company providing modern day dietary information. Medieval Foods and Receipes.
- Hans Rollmann's links to Reformation Documents.
- Internet Modern History Sourcebook: Reformation Europe.
- The Center for Reformation and Renaissance Studies offers this list of links relating to Europe 1350 to 1700. This Center is at the University of Toronto.
Modern European History
- The Internet Modern History Sourcebook is a very well crafted index of many modern history subtopics. This is the master index.
- On Line Texts in Western European Literature. This is sponsored by the librarians dealing with western European studies materials. It is resident at the University of Virginia.
- EURODOCS: Western European Primary Historical Documents. Brigham Young University provides the home for this service.
- REES Web: Russian and East European Studies Internet Resources. This is a well organized site at the University of Pittsburg.
- The Russian and East European Network Information Center is located at the University of Texas at Austin.
Colonial American History
Early Modern United States History
- The Internet Modern History Sourcebook: American Independence.
- The Internet Modern History Sourcebook: Early United States.
- This link with its many subsidiary links was called to my attention in 2013 by an emerging Middle School Scholar in Compton, California. A Students Guide to the Missouri Compromise .
Civil War History
Some of these Web pages on the Civil War were recommended to us by SBU alumnus, Wade Grimes.
- Civil War Center at Louisiana State University. It currently boasts over 4500 Civil War links and is actively seeking more.
- The American Civil War Home Page. George H. Hoemann presides over this very impressive set of links at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.
- The Civil War Home Page. This page offers a variety of information both about the Civil War and the ongoing interest in its battlefields, military units, and personalities.
- The Internet Modern History Sourcebook: United States Civil War.
- This link is recommended by Mrs. Annie Blizzard's class at Pinewood Elementary School in New York. Cotton and its role in the Civil War.
The Westward Expansion
Recent United States History
- The Internet Modern History Sourcebook: United States Immigration.
- The Internet Modern History Sourcebook: Maturation of United States Culture.
Recent World History
- The Internet Modern History Sourcebook. The last 28 categories in the IMHS index deal with world history since 1870.
Resources for the Study of Political Science
What About Political Science...?
- The Northwestern University Undergraduate Political Science website offers this page about major and minor undergraduate programs in Political Science.
- Jennifer Batchelder of the University of West Florida has written an essay entitled "Careers for Political Science Majors."
General Political Science
- American Political Science Association (APSA) Homepage
- Supreme Court Decisions. Provided by the Legal Information Institute at Cornell Law School.
- Poly Cy is the name of a very comprehensive site maintained by Robert D. Duvall and the Department of Political Science at West Virginia University.
- Internet Resources for Political Science via U. of North Texas
- GovSpot: A Good clearing house of links to governments at all levels. GovSpot, the government information portal of the Web, combines a high-utility collection of top government and civic resources with insightful, non-partisan editorial in one user-friendly spot.
- This site deals with US elections but resides at the University of Keele in Staffordshire, England.
Resources for Prelaw Studies
- Law School Admissions Council Online
- Law Net
- FindLaw. A legal resource for students, laymen, and professionals.
Resources for Social Science Education
- ERIC Clearing House for Social Studies. Click on Search the Eric Database, Social Studies Links, or other option at the bottom of their home page.
- The regional Consortia for Technology in Education may all be accessed from this site.
- National Standards for various disciplines:
- For social studies in general.
- For historic.
- For geographic
- For civic (i.e., government/society).
- For economic class resources
- Missouri Show-Me Standards.
- The Missouri Council for the Social Studies.
- A download site for the Missouri Social Studies Curriculum Framework.
- PBS Web site for teachers.
- Missouri Bar Association Web site for teachers.
- American Bar Association Division for Public Education provides links on First Ammendment rights, religion and law.
- The National Council on Economic Education Web site.
- National Geographic Web page for teachers.
- Education World's front page on social studies.
- Education World's front page on history.
- The World-Wide Web Virtual Library for the Social Sciences
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