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A to Z Maps Online - A database of world, continent, country, and state maps. Included in the 4,000+ maps are: political maps, physical maps, outline maps, population maps, precipitation maps, climate maps, and other thematic maps. New maps are added to the collection every month. The maps are royalty-free and may be used by students, administrators, library members, and businesses for: school reports, business reports, posters, multi-media presentations, and just about any other use imaginable.

Best of History - Best of History Web Sites aims to provide quick, convenient, and reliable access to the best history-oriented resources online in a wide range of categories. BOHWS has been designed to benefit history teachers and their students, but general history enthusiasts will benefit from the site as well. Best of History Web Sites contains links to over 1200 history-related web sites that have been reviewed for quality, accuracy, and usefulness. Included are links to K-12 history lesson plans, teacher guides, activities, games, quizzes, and more.

Biography Resource Center - Essays, articles and web sites provide extensive information on 220,000 noteworthy people from many countries and throughout history, including the present. In addition to searching by name, you can also search by occupation, nationality, ethnicity or time period.

Calisphere - Calisphere is the University of California’s free public gateway to a world of digitized primary sources. Easy to use! Calisphere contains more than 150,000 photographs, documents and works of art.

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers - Chronicling America enhances access to America's historic newspapers. This site allows you to search and view newspaper pages from 1897-1910 and find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Currently newspapers are available from the following areas: California, New York, Virginia, District of Columbia, Florida, Kentucky and Utah. To view a list of available newspapers, please see this page. 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).

Expanded Academic ASAP - Covers every academic concentration - from advertising and microbiology to history and women's studies. Designed for students, faculty and graduate researchers, this offers broad coverage of journals in a wide spectrum of subjects.

History Resource Center: US - History Resource Center: U.S. provides access to over 4,000 historical (primary) documents, articles from more than 30 reference titles, and over 110 full-text journal covering themes, events, individuals and periods in U.S. history from pre-Colonial times to the present.

History Resource Center: World - History Resource Center: World is a comprehensive collection of award-winning reference, full-text articles from leading scholarly publications, an array of primary sources, and images, maps and charts which provide expansive geographic and chronologic research materials for the study of world history. From ancient Europe to Latin America and from the Far East to the Renaissance, world history curricula is supported with over 1,800 primary sources, over 27 reference titles and more than 110 journals.

Social Studies Fact Cards On-Line - Quick information sources on subjects studied in California schools related to California, Missions, United States and World history for grades 4 and up.

Student Resource Center - Contains a selection of primary documents, topical essays and multimedia images designed to complement the curriculum of high school students.

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