Boston Public Library
History
Electronic Resources


Internet sites
Library catalogs
Specialized reference departments
Library electronic resources and databases
Additional Internet pathfinders

Internet sites
  • Massachusetts - A Review of the History, Government, and Symbols of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
  • United States - An overview of the history and geography of the United States, a site developed by the U.S. Department of State.
  • 50State.com - facts and information about the 50 U.S. states and our commonwealths and territories.
  • Country Studies from the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress, covers 92 countries, describing and anlyzing political, economic, historical, social, cultural, and other factors. Search by a particular country or browse the country list.
  • History Channel - enter a date and see what happened that day in history, or search for other topics.

    Library catalogs
    In the Library's catalogs, search for, and reserve, materials on this subject.


    Specialized reference departments
    Some of the Library's specialized reference departments for this subject are:
    Social Sciences Reference
    Government Information
    Microtext
         The Library also provides reference over the telephone 617-536-5400 and electronically.

    Additional Internet links/pathfinders for this subject:
  • Librarian's Index to the Internet - Click on the heading "History"
  • Internet Public Library- Chose a history category.
  • About.com - In search box, type "History"
  • Refdesk.com - History


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