Use subject guides to locate websites, web directories, as well as other online information. Included in the subject guides are pertinent databases to find citations, abstracts, and articles in journals, magazines, newspapers, etc.
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Biology & Environmental Studies
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Health & Human Services
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Physical Sciences: Chemistry & Physics
American History in Video provides a large collection of video available online for the study of American history. Includes newsreels, archival footage, public affairs footage, and important documentaries
EBSCOhost Academic Search Elite Provides full text and indexing/abstracts for academic, social sciences, humanities, general science, education and multi-cultural journals. MEDAILLE ONLY FULL TEXT
Gale Virtual Reference Library Includes a number of online encyclopedias and other reference sources in American history, including American Civil War Reference Library, American Revolution Reference Library , History Behind the Headlines: The Origins of Conflicts Worldwide and Major Acts of Congress. MEDAILLE ONLY FULL TEXT
Historical Statistics of the United States is the standard source for the quantitative facts of American history, covering the Colonial times to the present. MEDAILLE ONLY FULL TEXT
In the First Person Index to English language personal narratives, including letters, diaries, memoirs, autobiographies, and oral histories from hundreds of published volumes and those publicly available on the Web and held by repositories and archives around the world.
JSTOR offers a high-quality, interdisciplinary archive to support scholarship and teaching. It includes archives of leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as select monographs and other materials valuable for academic work. The entire corpus is full-text searchable, offers search term highlighting, includes high-quality images, and is interlinked by millions of citations and references. MEDAILLE ONLY FULL TEXT
Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress Consists of approximately 20,000 documents and 61,000 images, including correspondence, drafts of speeches, notes and printed materials.
Africa Web Links: an annotated resource list.
African American Odyssey A virtual exhibit from the Library of Congress on African American history.
Afro-American Almanac A large collection of important African-American documents, including speeches, folk tales, and biographies, historical e-books and documents, links.
American Civil War Reference Library Part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library, covers the events and people of the Civil War Period,and includes numerous primary sources. MEDAILLE ONLY
American Journeys More than 18,000 pages of eyewitness accounts of North American exploration from rare books, original manuscripts and classic travel narratives.
American Memory: Historical Collections for the National Digital Library
Primary source and archival materials relating to U.S. history and culture. Includes manuscript, book and pamphlet collections, prints and photographs, motion pictures and sound recordings.
American Revolution Reference Library Part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library, covers the events and people of the Revolutionary War Period,and includes numerous primary sources. MEDAILLE ONLY
American Women's History: A Research Guide
ARC : Archival Research Catalog The online catalog of the National Archives & Records Administration's nationwide holdings in the Washington, DC area, Regional Archives and Presidential Libraries. See also: Access to Archival Databases (AAD), containing nearly 50 million electronic historic federal records and documents on a wide range of topics.
Behind the Headlines : The origins of conflicts worldwide Part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library,presents in-depth historical background and analysis of current world conflicts. MEDAILLE ONLY
Best of History Websites Annotated links to over 1000 history web sites. Also links to K-12 lesson plans, teacher guides, etc.
Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society Information about museum's collections, exhibits, library and other resources.
Buffalo Full Text A collection of over 100 nineteenth century full text books about Buffalo.
Buffalo History Works Collection of web sites on Buffalo's history and culture.
Cornell University Library New York State Historical Literature
Digital collection of selected historical books, pamphlets and other materials from Cornell Library's collection of New York State Literature.
Digital Collection of Niagara Falls Guidebooks from the 19th Century This digital collection of guidebooks, a project of the Niagara University Library, contains valuable first-person accounts, illustrations, and local history information.
1894 City of Buffalo Atlas Historical atlas of Buffalo, with street name index.
Douglass: Archives of American Public Address Archive of famous American speeches and related documents, searchable by speaker, topic, title of speech or browse chronologically. From Northwestern University Department of Communication Studies.
Famous Trials Accounts of famous trials in U.S. history, such as The Salem Witch Trials, Scopes "Monkey" Trial, The "Scottsboro Boys," My Lai Court Martial, etc. Include biographical sketches, documents, description and analysis and images.
Franklin D. Roosevelt Library and Digital Archives Online
Access to primary source documents, photographs and other research materials from Roosevelt's presidency and the World War II era.
Historical U.S. Census Data browser Historical statistics on the people and economy of the U.S., 1790 - 1970, by states and counties.
History of the City of Buffalo and Erie Country : with illustrations and biographical sketches of some of its prominent men and pioneers. Originally published in 1884; text digitized by Niagara University Library.
Iraq War Debate - 2002/2006
From University of Michigan Documents Center, provides links to international news articles, primary source documents, web sites, etc.
The Living Room Candidate :a history of presidential television campaign commercials, 1952-2004 This online exhibition contains television commercials, from every presidential election from 1952 to 2004. For each election year, there is a selection of commercials that can be viewed in their entirety, an analysis of each major party’s advertising campaign, and a map showing the election results.
Major Acts of Congress Part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library this online illustrated encyclopedia provides information on congressional acts from the beginning of the American republic through recent years. MEDAILLE ONLY
New York Public Library Digital Gallery The searchable database includes digital images from the NYPL's collections, including historical maps, manuscripts, prints and photos.
New York State Archives Links to New York State archive repositories, local history records, ethnic groups histories, oral history collections and other documents.
Picturing the Century: One Hundred Years of Photography from the National Archives An online exhibit of historically significant photographs from both well-known and amateur photographers.
POTUS: Presidents of the United States Links to information about all 42 presidents including background information, election results, cabinet members, biographies, historical documents, audio and video files.
Preservation Coalition of Erie County Information on Buffalo historic landmarks, architecture and history.
Public papers of the Presidents Official series, began in 1957, provides public access to Presidential writings, addresses and public remarks.
Selected Laws and Treaties - Information USA Full text of often referenced U.S. laws, such as the Civil Rights Acts, Americans with Disabilities Act, Freedom of Information Act, etc.
Veteran's History Project Includes audio- and video-taped oral histories, along with documentary materials such as letters, diaries, maps, photographs, and home movies, of America's veterans of World War I, World War II, and the Korean, Vietnam, and Persian Gulf wars.
The Vietnam War Declassification Project Formerly classified documents and photographs on the Vietnam War are now available through the Gerald R. Ford Library. Additional documents can be found by searching the Archival Research Catalog
Contains 5000 hours of taped conversations of U.S. Presidents -- from FDR to Nixon -- including relevant research materials.
Woodward and Bernstein Watergate Papers Woodward and Bernstein's notes from source interviews, drafts of newspaper stories and books, memos, letters, tape recordings, research materials, and other Watergate papers are made available through the University of Texas.
World History Archives