The suggested databases are available linked from here and from the Electronic Resources section of the library home page. Print resources are available in the PHC on-campus collection or by mail to distance learning members of the PHC community. You may check out the location and availability of an item in the on-campus collection through the online catalog, Voyager, accessed here and through the library home page.
Professional library assistance is available on campus, by phone at 540-441-8400, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
American Memory from the Library of Congress
Growing collection of full-text documents, photographs, movies and sound recordings as cataloged by the Library of Congress. Includes materials from the Continental Congress, the papers of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln,19th century books and periodicals, and September 11th materials, among others.
American Studies @ The University of Virginia
Collection of topical maps that address territorial expansion, sectional conflict, slavery, and other topics. Also includes important literary and historical texts (many with hypertext links) such as Jefferson's Notes on the State of Virginia, the Lewis and Clark Journals and Parkman's Oregon Trail.
American Women Through Time
By annotated timeline, this links to significant texts, portraits, lectures, biographies, and more on the lifestyles and rights of women in America from pre-history through the present.
Avalon Project at Yale Law School
Hundreds of original documents drawn from U.S. political legal and diplomatic history, with hypertext links to definitions and related texts.
Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers
“This site allows you to search and read newspaper pages from 1900-1910 and find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP)."
"Using new technologies to enhance teaching and research" The site uses audio and video in the Multimedia section to educate and explore American History. The site also has primary source documents and modules for teachers to use in the classroom.
Documenting the American South
Documenting the American South (DAS) is a collection of sources on Southern history, literature and culture from the colonial period through the first decades of the 20th century.
Gilder Lehrman Center
For the study of slavery, resistance, and abolition.
OSSHE Historical and Cultural Atlas Resources
Series of maps that trace American history through such themes as territorial expansion and slavery. Many require the Shockwave plug-in for interactivity.
Search the catalog using the following Library of Congress subject headings:
Adams, John, 1735-1826
Civil Rights--United States
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826
Korean War, 1950-1953
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919
United States--Foreign Relations
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
United States--History--Colonial Period, ca. 1600-1775
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Washington, George, 1732-1799
World War, 1914-1918
World War, 1939-1945
Turabian is the approved citation format for this course. Information on proper Turabian citation is available in the PHC collection and online at OWL (Online Writing Lab) developed by Purdue University.
Created: Gladden, 2008. Revised and updated: Dr. Robert Spinney/Thornhill, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016.