History and Biography Web Guide


History Sites:

History: Central Catalogue – WWW Virtual Library.  Select a continent, a time, or a topic, and find the history of that place or topic.
History Channel – Click on Topics in the top menu or More Topics in the left menu.
Historynet.com – In the left menu, click on Today in History or on one of the Historynet magazines.  This site has a lot of images, as well as information.
Best of History Websites – Contains over 1000 annotated websites on history; it covers gneral, American, and European history.
Internet History Sourcebooks Project – Covers ancient, medieval, and modern history; also divided into topics such as the history of Africa, east Asia, India, women, science; and Jewish, Islamic, gay/lesbian, and global history.
Portals to the World: Links to Electronic Resources from Around the World – Click on a country, then on a topic, and find many links to sites dealing with that topic. There are also links to firsthand information from the country itself. For example, under Afghanistan, Society, is a link to an Afghan site with Afghan biographies.
Perseus Digital Library – Click on Classics: it contains an overview of Greek and Roman history, all of the literature, and more than 56,000 images. The site also covers the English Renaissance and Shakespeare.

Biography Sites:

Biographies – Internet Public Library.  Scroll down to click on a sub-heading or scroll further to see links to biographies of African Americans in history, Buscabiografias [biographies in Spanish of people all over the world], distinguished women past and present, and many more.
Biography.com (over 25,000 of the greatest lives, past and present) – Type in a name or a keyword, or search by category, such as inventors, infamous people, designers, actors, etc.