General Australia 20th Century
Medicine, Science and Technology Britain & Ireland 19th Century
Images and Maps Europe 18th Century
Libraries and Archives Middle East Early Modern
  North America Medieval
  Latin America  


  • AHDS History The Arts and Humanities Data Service and collects, preserves, and promotes the use of digital resources, which result from or support historical research, learning and teaching.
  • Best of History Web Sites Annotated links to over 1000 history websites.
  • Center for History and New Media Hosted by George Mason University, the Center for History and New Media (CHNM) combines electronic multimedia, digital archives, and new technologies with historical scholarship.
  • Historical Text Archive Articles, books and links to other resources.
  • History Guide A gateway to scholarly history websites.
  • HyperHistory 3,000 years of world history including graphics, lifelines, timelines, and maps.
  • International Institute of Social History One of the world's largest documentary and research institutions in the field of social history in general and the history of the labour movement in particular. The website includes several databases and digital collections.
  • ViVa A Bibliography of Women's History in Historical and Women's Studies Journals.
  • Voice of the Shuttle: History Page Provides a structured and briefly annotated guide to online resources in humanities.
  • World History at KMLA Outlines of world history.
  • WWW-Virtual Library: The History Index Links to a vast array of historical resources. Categories include Research: Methods and Materials, Eras and Epochs, Historical Topics, By Countries and Regions.


Britain and Ireland   


  • Eurodocs Selected Transcriptions, Facsimiles and Translations.
  • Munich Digitisation Centre The Digital Library Department from the Bavarian State Library, which includes digitised journals and primary source documents including the Monumenta Germaniae Historica (MGH).
  • REESWeb World Wide Web virtual library for Russian & East European studies.
  • Tennessee Bob's Famous French Links History of France & the Francophone world.

Middle East

North America   

Latin America   

20th Century   

19th Century   

  • NINES 19th Century Scholarship Online, "a scholarly organization devoted to forging links between the material archive of the 19th Century and the digital research environment of the twenty-first."
  • Victoria Research Web VRW is dedicated to the scholarly study of 19th Century Britain.
  • The Victorian Web A searchable guide to various categories in Victorian studies (including political and social history, science, technology, religion, gender matters)

18th Century   

Early Modern   


Medicine, Science and Technology   

  • Aldo Leopold Archives The Leopold Collection houses the raw materials that document not only Leopold's rise to prominence but the history of conservation and the emergence of the field of ecology from the early 1900s until his death in 1948.
  • The Chymistry of Isaac Newton A scholarly online edition of Newton's work on alchemy.
  • The Complete Works of Charles Darwin All of Darwin's published works, including books, contributions to periodicals, and letters published in his lifetime or by his family
  • Darwin Correspondence Project Darwin's correspondence provides us with an invaluable source of information, not only about his own intellectual development and social network, but about Victorian science and society in general. They provide a remarkably complete picture of the development of his thinking, throwing light on his early formative years and the years of the voyage of the Beagle, on the period which led up to the publication of The Origin of Species and the subsequent heated debates.
  • ECHO Exploring and Collecting History Online A directory to 5,000+ websites concerning the history of science, technology, and industry.
  • Einstein Archives Online Manuscripts and a database of Einsteins writings.
  • Eugenics Archive Image archive on the American eugenics movement.
  • From Gutenberg to the Internet Information technology from printing to the Internet.
  • The Galileo Project The life and work of Galileo Galilei. Text and images about his family, his contemporaries and the science of his time. The site also features Dava Sobel’s English translations of all 124 surviving letters from Galileo’s daughter Maria Celeste.
  • Internet History of Science Sourcebook Online historical texts and links to related websites.
  • Linus Pauling and the Race for DNA The discovery of the double helix structure of DNA from the perspective of Linus Pauling.
  • Linus Pauling and the International Peace Movement
  • Statisticians in History Biographies on some of the most accomplished statisticians in history, and papers they wrote.

Images and maps   

  • Images from the History of Medicine Provides access to nearly 60,000 images in the prints and photograph collection of the U.S. National Library of Medicine, illustrating the social and historical aspects of medicine.
  • Manuscripts & Pictorial Collections of the Alexander Turnbull Library.
  • Maps, Historical Websites featuring historical maps.
  • Matapihi Matapihi is a search engine to find pictures, sounds, objects, movies and texts from libraries, museums and galleries around New Zealand.
  • Picturing U.S. History An interactive resource for teaching with visual evidence. Includes an annotated guide to some of the most useful visual resources available online.

Libraries and Archives   

International Libraries & Archives

  • ArchiveGrid
    A directory of thousands of libraries, museums, and archives.


  • Archives of Australia
    National archive, with focus on records created since the formation of the Commonwealth of Australia in 1901. Also some 19th Century records relating to functions transferred by the colonies to the Commonwealth government, including shipping and post offices.

United Kingdom

  • A2A Access to Archives
    Catalogues describing archives held throughout England and dating from the 10th Century to the present day.
  • Archives Hub
    A gateway to descriptions of archives in UK universities and colleges.

United States

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Last updated: 7 November, 2014