Online Reference and Research Sources

American History investigates the people, events, and stories of our nation’s evolution.  

Bancroft Library Catalog - You can find ebooks and print books here. Don't forget biographies as well as subjects relevant to your topic.

Encyclopedia Britannica High School Edition - In addition to encyclopedia articles on your topic, you can also search for journal articles, web sites, primary sources, multimedia, and eBooks.

Gale Virtual Reference Library - American History is one of many subjects covered in this large collection of eBooks.

Primary Documents and Images

Avalon Project (Yale Law School) - The Avalon Project, from Yale University’s School of Law, contains digital documents related to the fields of U. S. History and Government.

Digital Collections from the Library of Congress - includes primary documents, images of artifacts, photos, recordings and much more.

Digital History - Spend a little time learning to navigate this site and it could prove helpful.  Click on ‘Credits’ at the bottom of the home page to read about the people who have created the site and the type of material and subjects contained here.

Image Quest 

Internet Modern History Sourcebook

National Museum of American History

New York Public Library Digital Gallery - 800,000 images...Use Browse > Subjects

Presidential Libraries

Our Documents

United States National Archives


Research Tools

Upper School Library eResources

NoodleTools - You will need to use NoodleTools to create citations, bibliography, note cards, and outline for your paper. If you need help, please ask a librarian or teacher.

MLA Formatting Guide (Purdue OWL)

Avoiding Plagiarism - Use this tool to ensure that your writing has not been copied from an online source.