A Virtual Library of Useful URLs – 920-940 History & Geography
- 900 History
- 902 Historical chronology, (History – Chronology), (Dates, Historical), (Timeline), (Timelines)
- 909 World history, World politics
- 909.07 Crusades, (Church history – 600-1500, Middle Ages)
- 909.08 Modern history
- 909.09 Medieval civilization, (Medieval history), Middle Ages – History
- 910 Geography, Travel
- 910.3 Gazetteers
- 911 Historical atlases, (Historical maps), (Historical geography – Maps)
- 912 Maps, Atlases
- 912.73 United States – Maps (includes topographic maps)
- 917.1 Canada – Description, National parks and reserves – Canada, (Canada – Travel)
- 917.3 United States – Description, National parks and reserves – United States, (United States – Travel)
- 920 Biography, Celebrities, (Famous people), Millionaires, (Billionaires)
- 920.071 Canada – Biography
- 920.073 United States – Biography
- 929 Genealogy, (Ancestry), (Descent), (Family histories), (Family trees)
- 929.4 Names, Personal names, Pseudonyms, Nicknames, (Baby names), (Proper names), (Christian names), (Family names), (Forenames), (Surnames), (Fictitious names), (Pen names), (Anonyms)
- 929.6 Heraldry, (Coats of Arms), (Coat of Arms)
- 929.9 Flags, National emblems, State emblems
- 930 Ancient history, Ancient civilization
- 930.1 Archeology, Archaeology
- 932 Egypt – Antiquities, (Ancient Egypt), (Egyptology)
- 940.2 Renaissance, (Early modern period)
- 940.3 World War I, 1914-1918
- 940.53 World War II, 1939-1945, Jewish holocaust (1933-1945)
- 941 Great Britain, Great Britain – History, (British history), (British empire), (England – Social life and customs), (United Kingdom), (War memorials – Great Britain)
- 941.081 Great Britain – History – Victoria, 1837-1901, Great Britain – History – 1800-1899 (19th century)
- 941.084 Great Britain – History – 1936-1945
- 941.092 Great Britain – Kings and rulers, (Queens), (Princes and princesses), (Royalty), (Monarchs), (Sovereigns), (Diana, Princess of Wales)
- 950 Asia
- 951 China
- 951.93 North Korea
- 952 Japan
- 958.1 Afghanistan, Islamic fundamentalism – Afghanistan
- 960 Africa
- 965.04 Israel-Arab conflicts, Jewish-Arab relations, (Arab-Israeli conflicts), (Palestinian-Israeli conflicts)
- 966 West Africa – Social life and customs
- 970.004 Indians of North America, (North American Indians), Inuit – Canada
- 971 Canada, Canada – Civilization, Canada – History, (War memorials – Canada)
- 971.004 Indians of North America – Canada, Native peoples – Canada, Métis, (Metis)
- 971.3 Ontario
- 972.9 Caribbean area – Description and travel, Caribbean area – Social life and customs
- 973 United States, United States – History, United States – Politics and government, Americana, United States – Civilization, (American history), (American government), (American politics), (United States – Government)
- 994 Australia
920 Biography, Celebrities, (Famous people), Millionaires, (Billionaires)
100 Top Celebrities from Forbes.com. Sort list of celebrities by Rank, Name, Pay, Web Hits, Press, or TV. Includes Highest Paid Athletes. The World’s Billionaires. Homes of the Billionaires. Why the Rich Live Longer. What Kills Billionaires. 400 Richest Americans. The World’s Richest People. The Highest-Paid CEOs.
4000 Years of Women in Science. Sections include: Introduction, Biographies, References, and Photographs.
Allrefer.com – People. Categories of biographies: Science and Technology, Medicine, Social Sciences and the Law, Literature and the Arts, Philosophy and Religion, Sports and Games, and History.
Answers.com. The movers, the shakers, the candlestick makers; paupers and princes; saints and sinners; the famous, and, yes, the infamous, from Adam to Zoroaster – all the names in the news, past and present, are here for you.
BBC Four – Audio Interviews. Audio clips, biographical profiles, and photos of “cultural greats” of the 20th century. Select a person by name or by category: Actors, Architects, Broadcasters, Cartoonists, Composers, Dancers, Filmmakers, Musicians, Painters, Philosophers, Photographers, Playwrights, Poets, Political Activists, Religious Thinkers, Scientists, Sculptors, Sports Personalities, Writers. Listen to voices of Maya Angelou, Margaret Atwood, Enid Blyton, Agatha Christie, Dalai Lama, Salvador Dalí, Walter de la Mare, Mohandas Gandhi, John Gielgud, Graham Greene, Joseph Heller, Alfred Hitchcock, Bob Marley, Ogden Nash, Rudolph Nureyev, Michael Ondaatje, Pele (Edson Arantes Nasiemento), Rodgers and Hammerstein, Salman Rushdie, Charles Schulz, George Bernard Shaw, Steven Spielberg, Margaret Thatcher, Dylan Thomas, Desmond Tutu, Andy Warhol, Evelyn Waugh, Elie Wiesel, Virginia Woolf, William Butler Yeats, and many others.
Biographical Dictionary Searchable database of over 27,000 notable people who have shaped our world. Brief bios.
Biography – Who’s Who. From My Facts Page, refdesk.com. Links to major biographical sites.
Biography.com TV program and magazine. Easily searchable database of over 20,000 personalities. Short biographical information on each, many with list of works and related links.
CNN 25 – Top 25 Fascinating People in the last quarter of a century, posted May 2, 2005:
1) Ronald Reagan
2) Pope John Paul II Photos
3) Ayatollah Khomeini
4) George W. Bush
5) Deng Xiaoping Portrait
6) Bill Clinton
7) Osama bin Laden
8) Mikhail Gorbachev
9) Nelson Mandela
10) Yasser Arafat
11) Bill Gates
12) Margaret Thacher
13) Saddam Hussein – See also Saddam Hussein Sourcebook
14) Sam Walton
15) Ariel Sharon
16) Steve Jobs Photo
17) Newt Gingrich Portrait
18) Lech Walesa
19) Mother Teresa
20) Alan Greenspan
21) Michael Jordan
22) Princess Diana
23) Rev. Billy Graham
24) Oprah Winfrey
25) Steven Spielberg
Dead or Alive? Site tracks whether famous people are still alive or whether they have passed away. Searchable by keyword. Provides Dead or Alive info, Field: Entertainment, Journalism, Music, Politics, Science, Sports, Theater, etc., Brief Bio Info, Date of Birth, Current Age (if alive), Date of Death, Age at Death, as well as Cause of Death.
Find a Grave. Site enables you to find graves of thousands of famous people worldwide. Searchable by Name, Location, Claim to Fame, and Date. Includes Search 7.2 million grave records in the United States, Cemetery Search by Name of Cemetery and State, Surname Index and more.
The Last Link on the Left: Final Credits. Reflecting lives that have contributed to modern culture. Site hails from Edmonton, AB. Contents are worldwide in scope. Final Credits are attributed not only to Canadians but to selected individuals worldwide, e.g. Pope John Paul II, Prince Rainier of Monaco, Al Wasserman (Documentary filmmaker) Bob Hunter (Co-founder of Greenpeace). See Name Index and Really Detailed Site Map.
Lives, the Biography Resource. Guide to posthumous (people who have died) biography sites on the Web. Links to thousands of biographies, autobiographies, memoirs, diaries, letters, narratives, oral histories and more.
My Hero – Directory of Heroes. Brief biographies with photos and illustrations.
NNDB: Tracking the Entire World. “NNDB is an intelligence aggregator that tracks the activities of people we have determined to be noteworthy, both living and dead.” Search A-Z of 14,500 profiles. Brief Biographies: Name, Occupation, Born, Died, Summary. Excellent portraits.
Reference Shelf – Biographical Information Links to biographical sites. Include American Presidents, Biographical Dictionary of Science, Technology & Medicine, Kings and Queens of Europe, Nobel Prize Archive, Pulitzer Prizes, Distinguished Women of Past and Present, Native American Authors, etc.
Who2? Find Famous People Fast! Browse by Name: A-Z profiles of 2000 famous people.
Who’s Alive and Who’s Dead. Site lists some famous people who are alive and some who are dead, including cast list of popular TV shows or rock groups. Not all famous movie stars of old are included, e.g. James Dean, Marilyn Monroe, and John Wayne are not listed. Provides Name, More Info (where available), Date of Birth, Status (dead or alive), Date of Death (if applicable), and Age (current age or age at death). Categories include: Actors and Actresses, Musical Performers, Political Figures, Athletes and Sports Figures, All Other Categories, Recent Deaths, Today’s Birthdays, and more.
920.071 Canada – Biography
100 Canadian Originals from Canadian Encyclopedia. Biographies of famous Canadians, some with photos.
Canadian Biographies. Links to: Canadian Celebrities Site, Canadian Portraits, Canadians.ca – the ABC of Famous Canadians, Made in Canada, Memorable Canadians, Visionaries: Canadian Triumphs, Wayfarers: Canadian Achievers, and Well Known People Who Happen to be Canadian.
Canadian Celebrities Site – A-Z Index. Browse Biographies by profession: Actors / Comedians, Actresses / Comediennes, Musicians, Sport Figures, and Other Professions.
Canadian Confederation – People. Search biographies by Name, by Province or Territory. See also a short list of important Confederation figures at Confederation for Kids – People. Includes Teacher resources.
Canadian Personalities. Some famous and some not so famous Canadians who have made a significant difference to the Canadian way of life. List in A-Z order.
Canadians.ca. Selected biographies of people who have made important contributions to the world of cinema, television, music, science, politics, literature and sports.
CBC Archives: Topics: People. Include video clips. Rick Hansen: Man In Motion, Barbara Frum: Pioneering Broadcaster, Oscar Peterson: A Jazz Giant, Marc Garneau: Canadian Space Pioneer, Glenn Gould: Variations on an Artist, Ben Johnson and Drugs in Canadian Sport, Marshall McLuhan, the Man and his Message, Maurice ‘Rocket’ Richard, Dr. Henry Morgentaler: Fighting Canada’s Abortion Laws, Margaret Laurence: Canada’s Divine Writer, Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope, Trudeaumania: A Swinger for Prime Minister, Gordon Lightfoot: Canada’s Folk Laureate, David Suzuki: Scientist, Activist, Broadcaster, The Wrongful Conviction of David Milgaard, and others.
Celebrating Women’s Achievements. Themes include: Sport, Activism, Book Trade, Politics, Librarianship and Bibliography, Society, Music, and Literature. Biographies of Canadian women who have made outstanding contributions are included. Each woman’s life and achievements are described.
Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online. Biographies of Canadians who died a long time ago, e.g. between the years 1000 and 1920. Biographies will be added from Volume 15 (last or most current volume) which includes individuals whose date of death or last activity occurred between the years 1921 and 1930.
Famous Canadians Theme Page. Provides links to Canadian Air Aces and Heroes, Canadian Celebrities, Canadian Poets, Great Canadian Scientists, Distinguished Women of Past and Present, Canadian Music Encyclopedia, Canadian Authors, Canadian Prime Ministers, etc.
Memorable Canadians. Search in Name Index, Endeavour Index, Subject Index, Resource Index, or List of Resources.
Real Stories: A Past in Miniatures. Exhibitions of watercolour on ivory, paper, or with human hair on fabric miniatures. All with brief biographies or descriptions. Choose from big wigs, gracious ladies, first contacts, colonial conflict, adventurers, or little ones. Some come with activities, movies, sounds, details of items in the vault, and external links.
920.073 United States – Biography
The American Presidency. Profiles: Brief biographies of U.S. Presidents, Vice Presidents, First Ladies, and Candidates. Site also includes Presidential Facts – statistics on each president’s life history and members of their cabinet, Media: Video, Audio, Portraits, Historical Web Links, and Quizzes.
Biographical Directory of American History from Digital History. Biographies A-Z with links to related topics.
I Hear America Singing. Biographies of key composers, poets and writers, artists, and artistic and cultural movements that define the American song saga, e.g. Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Collins Foster, The Alcotts, Elizabeth Barrett & Robert Browning, Emily Dickinson, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Mark Twain, Tennessee Williams, Norman Rockwell, Harlem Renaissance and The Shakers.
Life Stories of Civil War Heroes. Biographies include Philip Kearny, Joshua L. Chamberlain, Robert Gould Shaw, and Clara Barton.
Presidents. Index on the Presidents of the United States. Contains information and documents of speeches, writings, biographies and other information related to the person or the office held. Includes links to other U.S. presidency sites.
Presidents of the United States. Biographies of all U.S. Presidents, from George Washington (1789-1797) to George W. Bush (2001- ).
loc.gov. Scroll down to view All the biographies and portals to the Vice Presidents of the United States.
929 Genealogy, (Ancestry), (Descent), (Family histories), (Family trees)
Access Genealogy. A Free Genealogy Resource.
AllVitalRecords.com. Search Over 2,218,675,309 Names for Genealogy, Birth Records, Census Records, Marriage Records, and Death Records.
Ancestor Guide. Genealogy and Surname Search.
Ancestor Hunt. Free genealogy search engines.
Ancestor Search. Genealogy Search Portal. Includes a database of last name meanings and surname origins.
AncentralFindings.com. A free genealogy lookup site.
Ancestry.com. Search 2,500 databases starting with the Complete Database Listing A-Z, or use the following databases: AIS Census Indexes, Ancestry World Tree, Ancestry’s Advanced Search, War Research Database, Military Databases, Newspaper Obituaries, Slave Narratives, Social Security Death Index with over 63,500,000 records, U.S. Telephone and Address Vital and Church Records, cemetery records in both U.S. and Canada, and more. Free Family Tree Software – Must register with Ancestry.com to download AncestryFamilyTree.
Awesome Genealogy. Life in the Past Lane. Census Images, Passenger Lists, Cemeteries, U.S.A. Search, New England, World Search, Military Search, Naturalizations, Church Records, Palatines, Moravians.
Burkes Peerage and Gentry. The authentic guide to the UK and Ireland’s titled and untitled families. Run a quick search of the database.
Canadian Genealogy and History Links. Links to numerous National sites including: Archives, Libraries, Museums, Birth, Marriage, Death, Cemetery, Obituary, Emigration, Explorers, Passenger Lists, Surnames, and others.
The Canadian Genealogy Centre provides electronic access to genealogical resources of Canada, offers genealogical content, services, advice, and research tools.
Cemetery Junction Directory. Links to Online Directories: United States Cemeteries, Family Cemeteries, Australian Cemeteries, U.S. Obituary Sources, and U.S. Obituary Citations.
CensusDiggins.com. Free Census Records and Genealogy Databases: Marriage Records, Civil War Records, Civil War Prisons, Orphan Records, Vital Records, Genealogy Search Engines.
Census Finder: Canada Census Records Online. Genealogy Sources include: United Kingdom Census Records of Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Britain, England.
Colonial Ancestors. Genealogy records and information about ancestors in the 13 original colonies in the United States.
Cyndi’s List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet. A categorized & cross-referenced index to genealogical resources on the Web. Over 241,750 links.
Darci’s Place of Origins Genealogy Site. Topics covered: Ancestor Surnames – Regions of New York, Surname “Related” Web Pages, and Genealogy WebSites – New York Resources.
Family Tree Searcher: Genealogy – Ancestry. Enter your ancestors just once to search family trees at multiple genealogy sites.
Free Genealogy Form Downloads or Print from Your Computer.
GeneaLinks. Marriage records database, surname registry queries, and links to genealogy and history sites.
Genealogy. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). 1. Research Facilities – List of places across U.S. with genealogical microfilm holdings. 2. Online Info – Genealogical Data and Research Guides include: African-American Research, Aliens, Census Records 1790 on, Court Records, Federal Employees, Immigration and Naturalization Records, and Military Records. Online Info. 3. Policy Issues Affecting Genealogists. 4. Publications. 5. Genealogy Workshops and Courses. 6. Genealogical Resources on the WWW.
Genealogy: Advice for Effective Searches. Answer a series of simple questions and get free, customized advice on the most effective next steps for searching your ancestors.
Genealogy and Family History from Library and Archives Canada. Genealogical Sources in Canada including Aboriginal Ancestry, Acadian sources, Records of Birth, marriage, death, divorce and adoption records, Census, Citizenship (naturalization), Employment, Immigration, Land, LI-RA-MA (Russian Consular records), Loyalist sources, Métis, Military, Newspapers and Obituaries, North West Mounted Police (R.C.M.P.), School, and Wills and estate records.
Genealogy.com. Leading resource for family history. Includes directory of over 86,000 genealogy Web sites around the world. Search by People’s last names A to Z by Places or Geographical areas worldwide. Learn about genealogy, Genealogy toolbox, How-To and Help. Add a forum, post queries to get help or help others on the Web via GenForum a conglomeration of over 8200 message boards or forums.
Genealogy Gateway to the Web from GenGateway.com. Genealogy, Family Tree, and Surname Resources.
Genealogy Links and Surname Search Engines. Search Engines and Sites A-Z, Mega-Meta-Search Engines, Directories, USA – International – World Search Engines, Parallel Search Engines, and Unusual Search Engines.
GenealogyLinks.net. Over 30,000 Genealogy Links. Genealogy for UK, Ireland, USA, Europe, Australia.
GeneaSearch. Genealogy Resources, Free Lookups, Military Rosters, States Genealogy, Genealogy Databases, Lost Female Ancestors, Genealogy Newsletters, and more.
GenWed.com: Genealogy Marriage Records Resource Online. Search United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and Native American Marriage Records. Includes Census Search, Free Tools, and Genealogy News.
Heritage and Genealogy Home Page at D’Addezio.com. Online directories and ethnic speciality sites.
Italian Genealogy? Start Here! German Genealogy? Start Here! Greek Genealogy? Start Here! Irish Genealogy? Start Here! ShadCat’s Free Genealogy Listings Society Hill Directory – Links to United States Historical & Genealogical Societies, Canadian Historical & Genealogical Societies, Australian Historical & Genealogical Societies, and others. Obituary Depot – Online Directories: United States Obituaries (Newspaper listing plus additional state resources), Canadian Obituaries, Australian Obituaries. Articles on Genealogy.
Maximilian Genealogy. One of the Top UK Genealogy Websites.
The Olive Tree Genealogy. Free searchable databases for ships’ passenger lists, military records, Native American Genealogy, Palatines, Huguenots, Mennonites, USA Genealogy, Canadian Genealogy and more.
RootsWeb.com. Type in your genealogy searches using popular indexes such as World Connect with over 187 million names in family trees, Roots Web Surname List with almost one million surname entries, Records from Federal and State Resources, plus User Contributed Records. See also Registry of Web Sites at RootsWeb which includes Surname Web Sites.
Surname Finder. Free Genealogy Surname Search provides easy access to free and commercial resources for 1,742,743 surnames.
UK Surnames. A genealogy research and exchange site for United Kingdom Family History research.
United States Vital Records Information. Includes Social Security Death Index & Ancestor Search where you can search for ancestors by Surname, Locality, Keywords. You can also Order Birth and Death records online via Vitalchek.
Western States Marriage Record Index. Virtually all of the pre-1900 marriages are included in the index for Arizona, Idaho and Nevada. As of 7 April 2005, this file contains over 360,705 marriage records with new entries continually being added.
929.4 Names, Personal names, Pseudonyms, Nicknames, (Baby names), (Proper names), (Christian names), (Family names), (Forenames), (Surnames), (Fictitious names), (Pen names), (Anonyms)
|The Baby Name Wizard:|
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|50,001 Best Baby Names||Beyond Jennifer & Jason,|
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a.k.a. (also known as). As of 22 April 2005, site lists 11,550 entries (4,155 ‘real’ + 7,395 ‘pseudo’) of author pseudonyms, aliases, nicknames, working names, legalized names, pen names, noms des plumes, maiden names… etc. Site includes valuable links to online sources consulted, plus list of authors with 10 – 150 pseudonyms.
Baby Name Network. Browse by Alphabetical Listing: Boys Baby Names, Girls Baby Names. Browse by Origin of Name. Search for Meanings.
Baby Names – Quick Name Search, Advanced Name Search, or Search Baby Names A-Z, from Parenthood.com.
Baby Names Guide from KeepKidsHealthy.
FreeSurnameSearch.com. World Wide Directory of Free Genealogy Databases and Record Transcriptions.
Surname Finder. Genealogy Surnames Search Directory.
Surname Genealogy Search from SurnameWeb. Search for your surname genealogy or browse surname from A-Z.
929.6 Heraldry, (Coats of Arms), (Coat of Arms)
|The Oxford Guide|
|Coat of Arms||Basic Heraldry|
Coats of Arms from Ireland and Around the World by Eddie Geoghegan. Over 2000 free coat of arms and family crest in GIF format. Includes previously featured Coats of Arms and Family Histories, Links to the Internet Heraldry Store, Gallery page with high quality samples, Articles relating to Heraldry in Ireland, Heraldic Symbols and Convention (rules and terms of Heraldry), Irish language old and new (Gaelic), plus related links.
Heraldry on the Internet. Coats of Arms, Family Crests. Site is designed to help you conduct heraldry research online. Includes many heraldry links, e.g. Symbolisms of Heraldry, International Illustrated Glossary, Pimbley’s Dictionary of Heraldry, Heraldic Clip Art, Free Coats of Arms with over 1,200 free coats of arms for surnames worldwide.
International Civic Arms. Largest website on civic heraldry covering coats of arms of numerous countries, states, provinces, towns, villages, etc. by Ralf Hartemink, PhD, MSc., Wageningen University, with support from Bank Nederlandse Gemeenten/Bank of the Dutch Municipalities, Den Haag, The Netherlands.
929.9 Flags, National emblems, State emblems
Flags. Links to flags of U.S.A., Canada, and the World.
Flags of All Countries. Choose a country from A-Z. Some have links to CIA World Factbook.
World Flag Database. Includes complete list of all the countries, territories, and sub-national regions. Provides basic info on each country e.g. its formal name, capital city, area, population, currency, languages, and religions. Flags include the national and state flags, ensigns, and sub-national flags. Old flags are also shown where countries have changed their flags in recent years.
930 Ancient history, Ancient civilization
Voice of the Shuttle. Introduction to ancient cultures of Near East, India, Egypt, China, Greece, Rome, Islam, and Europe. Includes an index of internet sites: chronology, essay index, image index, internet site index, and electronic text index. Link to Argos, see below. EAWC Internet Index is an associate site of the Argos Project.
Internet Ancient History Sourcebook. A massive site. Topics include: 1. Human Origins, 2. Ancient Near East: Mesopotamia, Egypt, Persia, Israel, 3. Greek Civilizations: Greece, The Hellenistic World, and 4. Rome: Late Antiquity, Christian Origins.
The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World 1,
The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World 2, Listed Chronologically,
The Seven Wonders of the World 3,
The Ancient Wonders of the World 4,
Seven Wonders of the Ancient World 5 CNN Destinations – Scroll down to click on name of wonder.
The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World 6 from ThinkQuest,
Map to Seven Wonders of the Ancient World;
The Seven Wonders of the Medieval Mind.
930.1 Archeology, Archaeology
Archaeology from CyberPursuits. Contents include: Archaeology Guides and Directories, Archaeology sites grouped by Regions, by Topics, by Programs including Archaeology Museums and Libraries, plus other Resources.
932 Egypt – Antiquities, (Ancient Egypt), (Egyptology)
Ancient Egypt. A Computers in the Elementary Classroom course project by students at University of Richmond, VA. Contents: Basics, Daily Life, Hieroglyphs, Pharaohs, Pyramids, Religion, and The Sphinx.
Ancient Egypt from British Museum. Egyptian Life, Geography, Gods & Goddesses, Mummification, Pharaoh, Pyramids, Temples, Time, Trades, Writing (includes Rosetta Stone).
Ancient Egyptfrom History Link 101. Art, Biographies, Daily Life, Maps, Pictures, and Research on Ancient Egypt.
Ancient Egyptian Virtual Temple by Christina Paul. Contents: History of Ancient Egypt, Religion & Beliefs, Culture & Daily Life, Mummies & Mummification, Festival Calendar of the Ancient Egyptians, Links & Resources, Art, Pyramids, Music & Dance, Wine & Winemaking, Hieroglyphs, English Egyptologist Sir Alan Gardiner’s Sign List, Ancient Egyptian Medicine, Priests & Physicians, Ancient Egypt Herbal Medicine, Temple Gardens, Healing Sanctuary, Sekhmet ~ The Eye of Ra, Hundred Names of Sekhmet, and more to be added.
Color Tour of Egypt from University of Memphis, Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology. Take a tour of over a dozen different ancient Egyptian sites along the Nile River.
Egypt: Secrets of an Ancient World from National Geographic. Photos, diagrams, news stories, Interactive multimedia features include: At the Tomb of Tutankhamun, Mysteries of Egypt Movie Preview – An Imax Film, How to Make a Mummy, plus fun sites for Kids, and Lesson Plans for Teachers.
Egypt WWW Index. Egyptology Links.
Egyptians – History. A fantastic site from BBC. Contents include: Ancient Egypt Timeline, Voices from Ancient Egypt, Building the Great Pyramid, The Decipherment of Hieroglyphs, The Story of the Nile, Ancient Egyptian Magic, Private Lives of the Pyramid Builders, Ramesses the Great, Mummy’s Ruin? Health Hazards and Cures, Multimedia Zone includes Gallery of Egypt’s Top Ten Sites, Treasures of Tutankhamun Gallery, and much more.
Egyptology Resources – Resources for Ancient Egypt from University of Cambridge.
Egypt’s Golden Empire from PBS. Pharaohs, Contents: Women in Power, Timeline, Egyptian Experience (Interactive map, Life as an Egyptian, Hieroglyphic Translator), Life as a Pharaoh, a Priest, a Soldier, a Woman, and a Worker, plus Educational Resources. See also Pyramids: The Inside Story.
Eternal Egypt. A virtual museum without walls created by IBM and the Egyptian Government. Here you can experience Egypt as it once was. 5000 years of art, architecture, music and writing. Map, timeline, topics, multimedia, sites and museums, glossary, or explore Eternal Egypt by browsing the types of artifacts, characters, and places. Accessible in English, French, and Arabic.
Mark Millmore’s Ancient Egypt. Pyramids & Temples, Rebuilding Temples, Kings & Queens, Hieroglyphs, Egyptian Numbers, Ancient Egyptian Screen Savers & Desktop Backgrounds, Send an Ancient Egyptian eCard, and more.
Mr. Dowling’s Ancient Egypt Page. Gift of the Nile, Land of the Dead, Pharaoh, Rosetta Stone, and Cleopatra. Includes lesson plans with Study Guide, Homework Assignments, Test, and Interactive Quiz on Ancient Egypt.
OsirisNet.net. Site devoted to Tombs and Mastabas of Ancient Egypt. Images and information on Tombs of the Pharaohs, Queens and Princes, Tombs of the Noblemen, Tombs of the Craftsmen at Deir el Medineh, Tombs of the time of the “heretic” Akhenaten, Tombs of the Middle Kingdom in Asswan, and Mastabas: the tombs of the Old Kingdom.
The Quest for Immortality: Treasures of Ancient Egypt from National Gallery of Art (NGA). Virtual Tour – A full-scale reproduction of the tomb of Thutmose III, Streaming Slideshows – Examine details of selected objects while listening to informative narratives from the experts, View selected objects from the exhibition, Streaming Video – View the exhibition film The Quest for Immortality in Ancient Egypt (10 min.), plus other resources, e.g. Map of Ancient Egypt.
Tour of Egypt. Photos by Kenneth J. Stein.
Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs – King Tut Exhibition. Website by National Geographic. View Gallery with music accompaniment, or click on thumbnails of Treasures in the Gallery to view larger photos. Site includes Educational Materials on King Tut Exhibition: Egyptian Religion, Valley of the Kings, Who Was Tut?, Discovery of Tutankhamun’s Tomb, The Curse of King Tut, Timeline, Factsheet in PDF, and Selected Bibliography.
940.2 Renaissance, (Early modern period)
Backgrounds to the Italian Renaissance from Washington State University. Topics include: Urbanization in Italy, Social Class, Slavery, Government, Firenze, Treaty of Lodi, The French Invasions, The Papal States. Includes a Renaissance Atlas to Early Modern Italian States & Cities. See also The Idea of the Renaissance, Humanism, Renaissance Neo-Platonism, Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527), and more.
The Renaissance Connection. An interactive educational web site from the Allentown Art Museum. Travel 500 years into the past to discover many Renaissance innovations. Art Explorer, Innovations 1400-2020, Patron of the Arts, The Artist’s Life, Lessons Plans for middle school grades.
940.3 World War I, 1914-1918
An Archival Looks at World War I from Queens University. Contents include: Canadian Homefront, WWI Warfare, Women in the War, Technology of War, plus Ideas for secondary school teachers to effectively use the materials presented here.
Encyclopaedia of the First World War. Great reference material with numerous links and photos. Contents: Chronology, Outbreak of War, Allied Armed Forces, Central Powers, Important Battles, Technology, Political Leaders, British Home Front, Military Leaders, Trench War, The Soldiers, Major Offensives, War at Sea ,War in the Air, War Artists, War Literature, War Heroes, Women at War, Organisations, Strategies & Tactics, Weapons & Machines, Inventors and the War, Theatres of War, and War Statistics.
First World War.com: The War to End All Wars. Excellent site. The purpose of this website is to provide an overview of the First World War. Contents: How It Began, The Battles, Who’s Who, Summary Timeline, Encyclopedia, On This Day, Propaganda Posters, Vintage Audio (includes such famous tunes as It’s a Long Way to Tipperary), Photos and Footage, Weapons of War, The War in the Air, Prose and Poetry, Memoirs and Diaries, Primary Documents, Featured Articles, Battlefield Tours, and War on the Web.
The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century. From Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). Includes comprehensive interviews with world-renowned historians and an interactive
The World War I Document Archive. This archive of primary documents from World War I has been assembled by volunteers of the World War I Military History List.
940.53 World War II, 1939-1945, Jewish holocaust (1933-1945)
Art and War: Australia, Britain and Canada in the Second World War consists of 96 works of art from the collections of the Canadian War Museum, the Australian War Memorial, and the British Imperial War Museum. Common ground is the impact the war had on individual lives. Themes covered: Work, Service, Casualties, Captivity, Home, and Leisure.
The Atomic Bomb and the End of World War II: A Collection of Primary Sources from National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 162, edited by William Burr.
The Auschwitz Album: The Story of a Transport from Holocaust Survivors’ Network. Historic Holocaust photographs with commentary by Oliver Lustig, born Nov. 4, 1926, a Birkenau-Auschwitz and Dachau Holocaust Survivor. Text in English and Romanian.
An Auschwitz Alphabet. Alphabet represents Jonathan Blumen’s selection of the most significant facets of life and death in Auschwitz. In 26 “slices”, he has attempted to illustrate the entire human landscape of the camp: Who killed and who died? How did people survive? What happened to the language they spoke? What rules governed the perpetrators and their victims? Where was God?
Democracy at War: Canadian Newspapers and the Second World War. Collection of over 144,000 newspaper articles, manually clipped, stamped with the date, and arranged by subject, includes news stories and editorials from newspapers, documenting every aspect of the war. See also newspaper articles on The Holocaust.
Documents from the Holocaust from Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, University of Minnesota. Medical Form, Judaica-Holocaust Immigration Passport/J-book, Jewish Badges, Holocaust German WWII workcamp workbook, Hungarian Holocaust Document 1944, Immigration Certificate, and other original documents.
The Holocaust: A Learning Site for Students from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Organized by theme, this site uses text, historical photographs, maps, images of artifacts, and audio clips to provide an overview of the Holocaust. Includes a printable teacher’s guide: Teaching about the Holocaust in PDF, 133 pages.
The Holocaust Exhibition. Links from Imperial War Museum. Include: Austrian Holocaust Memorial Service; Anne Frank Educational Trust, London; BBC History Online – The Holocaust; Beth Hatefutsoth, Tel Aviv; Ghetto Fighters House, Israel; Manchester Jewish Museum; Museum of Jewish Heritage, New York; Nizkor Project; United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington; Yad Vashem, Israel; and others.
Simon Wiesenthal Center – Multimedia Learning Center. A comprehensive resource on the Holocaust and World War II, with over 3,000 text files, and tens of thousands of photos. Includes glossary, timeline, bibliographies, 36 questionys and answers about the Holocaust, and curricular resources for teachers.
Voices of the Holocaust. A documentary project by Illinois Institute of Technology. Provides primary source material. Listen to voices of the Holocaust survivors in 70 of the original 109 interviews conducted in 1946 and transcribed into English by Dr. David Boder. You can hear the actual voices of the survivors, and at the same time, see the English transcript for every sound uttered (minimize your audio screen to display the transcript). Survivors interviewed included both men and women from all walks of life.
The World at War, History of WW 1939-1945 – A Military Historical Website. Includes WWII Pages: Archives and Documents, Biography of Adolf Hitler, Biography of Chiang Kai-Shek, and of The Red Baron: Rittmeister Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen plus details by years 1889-1932- 1932-1939, 1939 to 1945.
World War II Links on the Internet. Categories: General, A-bomb, Aviation, Battles by Date, Books & Articles, CD-ROMs, Countries, Documents, Espionage, Holocaust, Homefront, Library of Congress, Maps, Maritime, Mass Media, Museums & Exhibits, National Archives, Personal Accounts & POW, Propaganda, Special Subjects, Technology, U.S. Government, U.S. Military & Units, and What’s New in links.
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World War II Poster Collection. The Government Publications Department at Northwestern University Library has a comprehensive collection of over 300 posters issued by U.S. Federal agencies from the onset of war through 1945. Search All Posters by Date, by Title, or by Topic. See also Rosie the Riveter in World War Two.
World War II Timeline. Select timeline By Date, By Topic, Links, Pictures, Maps, Documents, or Bibliography.