In doing research, make the library and the library web page your primary source of information. For books, use the library online catalog and online books. For articles, use online periodical indexes available via EBSCOhost and FirstSearch. While other web pages on the internet may contain valuable information, you need to critically evaluate each source.
For additional biographical print sources, check the Dewey numbers, 920 to 928 in the main library in Uvalde. Print indexes to Current Biography volumes (1940 - present) are available in all 3 libraries and the complete article can be requested from the Uvalde library.
World History and Geography
The American Experience - Companion to the PBS history series, this site includes features on a range of people and events in American history from Hawaii's last queen to Joe DiMaggio, from World War I to Vietnam. Includes information about the Presidents.
Archiving Early America - Contains primary source material from 18th Century America, including maps, newspapers and writings.
Colonial Williamsburg Home Page
Core Documents of U.S. Democracy - This site provides American citizens direct online access to the basic Federal Government documents that define our democratic society, a core group of current and historical Government publications is being made available for free, permanent, public access.
Historical United States Census Data Browser - The data presented here describe the people and the economy of the US for each state and county from 1790 to 1970.
History Buff's Home Page - The site is devoted to newspaper press coverage of events in American history. It includes an extensive, searchable, reference library with the categories Civil War, Baseball, Engravings, Journalism Hoaxes, Old West including Billy the Kid, Jesse James, Crime figures such as Bonnie & Clyde, Lizzie Borden and over a dozen other categories. The Presidential Library includes the inaugural addresses of all U.S. presidents.
The History Place - Timelines to illustrate the sequences of events for the US Civil War and World War II; famous speeches by individuals including Susan B. Anthony, Winston Churchill, and Abraham Lincoln.
IPL POTUS -- Presidents of the United States - Background information, election results, cabinet members, notable events, and some points of interest on each of the presidents.
Making of America - A digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction.
National Archives and Records Administration - The NARA preserves documents relevant to US history and oversees the management of all federal records. Full of historical information.
The National Security Archive Homepage - Serves as a clearinghouse for declassified US documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act.
The National Women's History Project - A good gateway site for U. S. women's history information.
WPA Life Histories - The histories, generally collected during the 1930's, describe the informant's family education, income, occupation, political views, religion and mores, medical needs, diet and miscellaneous observations.
Brazoria County Museum
Cabeza de Vaca
Handbook of Texas - Electronic version of the six-volume 1996 publication--a multidisciplinary encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture.
La Salle Shipwreck Project - The official source of news on the excavation and conservation of the Belle -- one of the earliest and most important shipwrecks ever found in North America.
Lone Star Junction: A Texas Almanac
State of Texas Government - Gateway not only to Texas government and laws, but also to colleges, businesses and tourist information.
The Texas Almanac - provides information about the history, culture, politics, climate, and geography of Texas. Includes articles, tables, maps, and photos. Log in required for off-campus access through the library proxy server.
Texas Bureau of Vital Statistics - Gives instruction on ordering birth, marriage and divorce certificates.
Texas State Historical Association and The Center for Studies in Texas History
Texas Parks and Wildlife
TRAIL - searches and locates information from over 150 Texas state agency web servers.
AsiaSource - A resource of the Asia Society - provides the latest news - a database of Asia experts - maps and statistics of Asian/Pacific countries - holidays - business protocol - government agencies.
Avalon Project at the Yale Law School - An incredible souce for historical documents dating back to the 12th century. Contains major documents relevant to law, history, economics, politics, diplomacy and government.
Center of Military History - Provides original documents, books, pamphlets, and reports published by the Center of Military History. An essential source for official Army information and history.
Coptic Network - Encyclopedia Coptica - The Christian Coptic Orthodox Church Of Egypt with a lot of cultural and historical links for Ancient Egypt
History Guide - subject gateway to scholarly relevant information in Anglo-American history. Located at the Lower Saxony State and University Library, Göttingen (Germany).
Medieval Sourcebook - Devoted to serious discussion and study of the Middle Ages.
Mexico Pre-Columbian Directory - Provides information on the Aztecs, Maya, Mexica, Olmecs, Toltec, Zapotecs and other Pre-European cultures, as well as information on museums, archeology, language and education.
PBS - History Site
PCL Map Collection - Includes more than 2,100 map images. Good world and U. S. coverage.
Tiger Mapping Service - The goal of this service is to provide a public resource for generating high-quality, detailed maps of anywhere in the United States, using public geographic data.
Berkeley Digital Library SunSITE
DRT Library and Archives
National Archives Online Exhibit Hall
Repositories of Primary Sources
Texas State Library and Archives Commission
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