This page contains links to primary resources online that would be great resources for student projects. Primary sources are original records created at the time historical events occurred or well after events in the form of memoirs and oral histories.

Using Primary Resources on the Web - http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/rusa/sections/history/resources/pubs/usingprimarysources/index.cfm


100 Milestone Documents on American History - http://www.ourdocuments.gov/index.php?flash=true

American Memory Project - http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/index.html

Avalon Project at Yale University - http://avalon.law.yale.edu/default.asp

EuroDocs - http://eudocs.lib.byu.edu/index.php/Main_Page
Documents on European History

Galaxy of Images - http://www.sil.si.edu/imagegalaxy/
Thousands of images and plates from the Smithsonian.

History Matters - http://historymatters.gmu.edu/
This feature contains primary documents in text, image, and audio about the experiences of ordinary Americans throughout U.S. history.

Images Canada - http://www.imagescanada.ca/

Making of American - http://quod.lib.umich.edu/m/moagrp/
A digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction.

National Archive Digital Vaults - http://www.digitalvaults.org/

National Geonet Name Server - https://www1.nga.mil/Pages/Default.aspx
Information on every named place on Earth

New York Public Library Digital Collection - http://www.nypl.org/digital/

Open Congress - http://www.opencongress.org/
Track bills and laws as the come to be.

Picture Australia - http://www.pictureaustralia.org/

Project Dianna - http://avalon.law.yale.edu/subject_menus/diana.asp
Human Right Documents from Yale University

Silk Road Database - http://www.library.yale.edu/librarynews/2010/07/yale_silk_road_database.html
Yale University

Vincent van Gogh's Letters and Art Work - http://www.vangoghletters.org
Economist Article - http://www.economist.com/books/displaystory.cfm?story_id=14743354

U.S. Exploring Expedition - http://www.sil.si.edu/DigitalCollections/usexex/
Sea of Glory Webcast - http://www.sil.si.edu/webcast_Philbrick.html

U.S. Supreme Court Opinions - http://www.supremecourtus.gov/