Resources for History IAs & EEs
Encyclopedia Britannica School: Link to Advanced level of EB. This site is good for background information and primary sources. (School id: SGSstudent)
London Library: St. George’s subscription to London Library provides access to its 43 electronic databases (academic journals, books, newspapers, indexes, digital collections, and more). Includes JSTOR (see librarian for login details). Use the basic or advanced search to find articles containing key words or phrases. Narrow searches by type, dates, subject, language, etc.
General history websites
World Digital Library: Library of Congress with UNESCO and worldwide libraries, museums, educational institutions. Digitized primary sources from all countries and cultures.
British Library: The Online Gallery of the British Library contains digitized maps, documents, books, and images.
Spartacus Educational: A series of History encyclopedias with narratives, illustrations, and primary sources.
Alpha History: Topic summaries, documents, images, maps, timelines, biographical profiles, historiographical information, and online activities.
Library of Congress Digital Collections: US Library of Congress digital collections- includes books, sound recordings, motion pictures, photographs, maps, and manuscripts. Search by subject.
Wilson Center Digital Archive: 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.
Avalon Project: Digital documents relevant to the fields of Law, History, Economics, Politics, Diplomacy and Government. Browse documents by century, or by subject of collection.
Europeana: Digital collection of art, artefacts, books, videos, and sounds from across Europe.
German National Archives: Digital collection of historical documents, photos, films, maps, posters, and electronic data.
The National Archives: UK’s digital collection of national heritage materials.
US National Archives: US digital collection of government and historical records.
US Historical Documents: US Office of the Historian’s official documentary of major U.S. foreign policy decisions and significant diplomatic activity.
EuroDocs: Links to European primary historical documents that are transcribed, reproduced in facsimile, or translated. Also includes video/sound files, maps, photographs, images, databases, and other documentation.
World War One era websites
BBC WW1: Information on the First World War including interactive guides, a virtual tour of a WWI trench, and an animation of army movements from 1914-1918.
WW1 Collection: A collection of items about the First World War by Adrian Van Klaveren (Controller Great War Centenary BBC).
The Guardian Interactive Documentary: Ten historians from 10 countries give a brief history of the first world war through a global lens. Half-hour film with original news reports, interactive maps and rarely-seen footage.
WW1 Document Archive: Primary and secondary documents from the Great War period (1890-1930) with an international focus.
1914-1918 Online International Encyclopedia of WW1: An English-language virtual reference work on the First World War.
First World War: Summary and overview of the First World War. Contains primary resources, such as newspaper articles, speeches, and official statements.
League of Nations Photo Archive: Photos of Personalities, Assemblies, Councils, Delegations, Commissions, Conferences, the Secretariat, the Permanent Court of International Justice, the Bureau International du Travail, and miscellaneous.
World War Two era websites
BBC Nazi Propaganda: Digitized examples of Nazi propaganda.
German Propaganda Archive: Includes both propaganda itself and material produced for the guidance of propagandists.
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum: Documentation of the Holocaust’s victims, survivors, & rescuers through artifacts, documents, photos, films, books, personal stories, etc.
Yad Vashem Digital Collections: Holocaust remembrance- victims, photos, documents, films, etc.
BBC World War II: Causes, events, and people of World War Two.
D-Day Invasion: Digital images and text.
Hitler Youth: Documentation on Hitler’s Youth program.
Nuremberg Trials Project: Digitized images or full-text versions of the Library’s Nuremberg documents, descriptions of each document, and general information about the trials.
World War II Documents: Yale University’s Avalon Project- WW2 primary sources.