Social Studies / History

  • Ad Access

    According to the Web site, this resource includes “Over 7000 U.S. and Canadian Advertisements covering five product categories—Beauty and Hygiene, Radio, Television, Transportation, and World War II Propaganda—dated between 1911 and  1955.”

    American Fact Finder

    Database that includes census and demographic information on the United

    States population.

    American Slave Narratives

    Includes narratives that derive from interviews with former slaves.

    Bureau of Justice Statistics Includes data on crime and the operations of the justice system.
    Documenting the American South

    According to the Web site, this resource “provides access to digitized primary materials that offer Southern perspectives on American history and culture.”

    Ellis Island Includes information, documents and photos related to immigration and the history of Ellis Island.
    Emergence of Advertising in America: 1850-1920

    This resource includes, according to the Web site, “over 3000 advertising items and publications dating from 1850 to 1920, illustrating the rise of consumer culture and the birth of a professionalized advertising industry in the United States”.

    Library of Congress

    Includes multiple collections of newspaper, audio, video, print, and image resources related to American history, politics, and culture.

    100 Milestone Documents A collection of 100 historical milestone documents that, according to the Web site, “chronicle United States history from 1776 to 1965”
    MO Digital History

    Provides access to images related to Missouri’s past.

    This Nation

    According to the Web site, this resource is a “repository of basic information, resources and historical documents related to American government and politics in the United States of America.”

    National Archives

    Includes documents and images related to American political and cultural history, American government, genealogy, ethnic heritage, the arts, and technology.


    Includes articles, videos, games, photographs, and online exhibits related to news and the media.

    Presidential Speech Archive Database of print, audio, and video files of speeches from United States presidents throughout history.

    Includes digitized photos and documents that correspond to the Smithsonian museum collections related to history, science, the arts, technology, and culture.