The following are useful sources for social studies classes.


Geography – Non-Fiction Section 900-919

World History -Non Fiction Section 930-999

U.S. History – Non-Fiction Section 973-974

Comparative Religions – Non-Fiction Section 200-299


Grolier Online – Basic, easy to read information on a variety of topics

Britannica Online – A bit higher level, but an excellent resource to finding information

 Articles – Passwords avaialable in library

     American History

     US History in Context

     US History Collection

     JSTOR *password available in library

     World History

     World History in Context

     World History Collection

Other Topics

     Opposing Viewpoints in Context  (password required)

     Global Issues in Context




Best of History

A web portal that suggests the best websites for historical information and background.

Internet Modern History Sourcebook

Created by Fordham University, this collection of primary documents provides insight into key moments in history.

CIA World Factbook

Contains background information, culture, and statistics for every nation of the world.

Country Studies

A great resource from the Library of Congress that presents a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world.

Country Profiles

Full profiles provide an instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries and territories, and background on key institutions. They also include audio and video clips from BBC archives. Select a country, territory or international organisation from the menus below.

Revolutionary War Resources

Looking for some background on the war that made our country? Check out these great websites.

Google Earth

An amazing interactive atlas with thousands of relevant articles and pictures to enhance learning about areas of our planet.

Historic Newspapers

Primary sources! Click here for access to the Boston Globe and the New York Times.  Click “Advanced” on the top of the page and “History” on the right hand pane on the next page.