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History Web Links
Useful websites compiled by Belvedere-Tiburon librarians.
A vast online collection of primary source documents and photographs relating to American history, maintained by the Library of Congress.
Includes an archive of more than 5000 audio and video recordings of famous speeches.
A rich collection of resources on such topics as daily life in ancient Egypt, mummification, and the pharaohs. Maintained by the British Museum.
The Ancient World Web
An annotated collection of links to sites related to ancient history.
Anne T. Kent California History Room
California and Marin County history archive located in the Marin Civic Center; site includes photo albums and a collection of oral histories.
in Context (In-Library use only)
Biography in Context (Access from home or work; Belvedere & Tiburon residents only)
Comprehensive database of biographical information on more than 380,000 people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas. It combines more than 450,000 biographies from respected Gale Group sources such as Contemporary Authors, Encyclopedia of World Biography, and Newsmakers, with full-text articles from nearly 300 periodicals.
Biography Reference Center (Requires MARINet library card & PIN.)
EBSCO's comprehensive collection of more than 461,000 full-text biographies, including the complete full-text run of Biography Today and Biography, as well as thousands of narrative biographies that are not available in other databases.
A searchable database of over 25,000 famous people, past and present. Maintained by the Biography Channel and A&E.
Chronology of U.S. Historical Documents
Primary source documents in American history, organized chronologically and dating from the pre-colonial era to the present.
Distinguished Women of Past and Present
Web links to hundreds of biographies of famous female politicians, scientists, artists, etc.
Hundreds of digitized maps from the Perry-Castañeda Library
Map Collection at the University of Texas.
The History Channel
Includes a classroom area, this day in history, and a history quiz.
The History Net
Articles from Primedia history magazines like Civil War Times and British Heritage, plus links to About.com history-related sites.
History Resources from PBS
A large collection of links to Web sites developed by PBS to support history related programs on topics ranging from Ansel Adams to Nazi Gold.
History Sourcebooks Project
Collections of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts presented without advertising or excessive layout.
A collection of history timelines; navigation can be confusing until you get the hang of it.
National Museum of American History
Virtual exhibitions from the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History in Washington D.C.
Presidents of the United States
Biographical resource maintained by the Internet Public Library.