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History & Political Science: Selected Websites

General guide for the Department of History and Political Science at SBU

Web Resources

This Day in History—Type in your date for events divided into more than a dozen topics with brief articles from this History Channel web site.

Today in History –Search a particular date in the History Archive of the Library of Congress American Memory web site.

Anyday Page –Find out births and deaths, religious holidays, historical events, religious history, and soldiers missing in action on your selected date.

Timelines of History –Choose a date for a detailed list of historical events. – Famous birthdays, miscellaneous history, and music history are listed here.

Infoplease Daily Almanac – Use the “Today’s Birthdays” or “This Day in History” features to research a date.

Brainy History – Search for events in history as well as notable birthdays and deaths.


American Memory: Historical Collections for the National Digital Library. "American Memory is a gateway to rich primary source materials relating to the history and culture of the United States. The site offers more than 7 million digital items from more than 100 historical collections."

Best of History Web Sites

HyperHistory Online

Internet History Sourcebooks Project

Student's Guide to the Study of History

World History Center at Northeastern University

Timelines: Sources from History


Compilation of Presidential Documents


Interactive Map of the London Blitz, WWII


The Duke Collection of American Indian Oral History


The Archaeology Channel

more web sites

CLIO Notes

CLIO Notes are brief overviews of historical events. Click on the link below, then at the top of the screen click the button "CLIO Notes". This will bring up an index to the topics


Organizations of experts, policy makers, and researchers.

General Directory
Scholarly Societies Project from the University of Waterloo Library

American Historical Association

Historical Association

National Council for History Education

Organization of American Historians

Society for History Education

World History Association