Use this guide to help you locate both primary and secondary sources on colonial America.
Last Updated: Sep 18, 2017
Source: Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission
A great site for information on U.S. history.
- National Humanities Center
The "Settlement Resource Menu" on this site provides information on the various European settlements in North America.
- Library of Congress
is a great source to find historical documents, photos, art, maps, audio and video, artifacts and other items. The American Memory section organizes items based on topics, time periods and places of American history. The World Digital Library, a cooperative project with UNESCO, includes rare documents from around the world.
has a wide range of resources for students from its various programs. The most useful is likely the companion Web sites for the American Experience documentary series examining important events and people in American history. Each site includes resources such as descriptions of the events, biographies of key figures, primary source documents, interactive maps and transcripts of the film. Also visit the American Masters series for biographies of historical figures.
In West Essex, we use Noodletools as a tool to create parenthetical citations and a List of Works Cited.
Charter of Virginia, Library of Congress
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Map of Roanoke Colony, Library of Congress