PPLS Databases:


Facts On File History Online – Offers biography, timelines, primary sources, images, video, maps and charts for American, Ancient and Medieval history.

Handbook of Texas Online – Explore Texas with articles on people, places, and events.

Journey Back in Time – Online Internet access to thousands of historical newspaper articles, documents, and writings of America’s past. Original and authentic primary resource study and research.

Proquest History Study Center – Offers invaluable historical reference material that covers 14 centuries of history, from ancient to modern, old world to new world

Salem History – A robust online database that includes the complete content of printed reference sets:  Milestone Documents – A new, primary source series; The Decades – Salem’s critically acclaimed American history series; Great Lives from History – The definitive, worldwide biographical resource

World Book Encyclopedia Online


America’s West – Development & History – Annotated links to informational and commercial sites. Good information on Westward expansion, Native Americans, and life in the West.

American Memory from the Library of Congress – Collections of historical document and photos.

Buffalo Soldiers – Information about the Buffalo Soldiers on the western frontier.

First Moon Landing – Read the story of the first Moon landing, with photos and sound recordings.

History-It’s Happening! – A free resource from Ebsco designed for Middle and High school students, to accompany the study of North American.  Also gives links to articles in the Ebsco databases (available through Plano) with more information.

History of the USA – Learn about the history of the USA at this great site from the American Library of Congress in Washington, DC. Click on “Jump Back in Time” for an interactive timeline, meet some amazing Americans or click on “Explore the States” for quick histories of each of the US states.

NationMaster -A central source of data from the CIA World Factbook, United Nations, World Health Organizations, World Bank, World Resources, Institute, UNESCO, UNICEF, and OECD.

Rulers – Historical lists of heads of states, and heads of countries of all currently existing countries and territories. Retrospective to approximately 1900.

World History: Hyper History – Timelines with hyperlinks to brief bios, events and maps

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