Dallas Morning News Historical Archive
A Plano Public Library System database that makes available historic issues of the Dallas Morning News from 1885 – 1977.
Texas Reference Center: EBSCOhost
From the EBSCOHost databases, search a collection of journals, books, and primary source documents related to Texas and Texas history. The Database includes the Texas Declaration of Independence and The Annexation of Texas.
World History Collection: EBSCOhost Plano Public Library System database that provides online access to full-text articles from a variety of magazines and journals all on the subject of world history.
Facts On File
A Plano Public Library System databases that features information on American history, African American history, American Women’s history, and American Indian history.
Fold3 (formerly footnote.com – Log in through EBSCOhost)
A Plano Public Library System database of primary historical documents and photographs including military, census, and vital records.
Journey Back In Time
A Plano Public Library System database that provides online access to primary source documents such as newspaper articles, historical documents, photographs, rare books, videos and much more.
Proquest Historical Newspapers- New York Times
A Plano Public Library System databases that makes available issues of The New York Times from 1851-2005.
A Plano Public Library System database that covers topics of world history including people, events, and primary source documents. Requires a Plano Public Library System library card.
World Book Online
Full access to the World Book Encyclopedia online. Service provided by the Plano Public Library System.
From the Library of Congress, this website offers access to historical documents, photos, maps, recordings, and much more.
From the Library of Congress, this website is offers a place to begin research into American women’s history, includes resources such as books, maps, manuscripts, photographs, and more.
African American Odyssey
From the African American collection of the Library of Congress, this site features information on African American history from the beginnings of slavery through the civil rights movement.
National First Ladies’ Library
The official website for the National First Ladies’ Library, this site features biographical information on all of the First Ladies of the United States.
United States National Archives website, features information on historical federal documents, military records, family history information, and much more.
Native American Sites
Directory of Native American websites, including specific Native American nations, cultural information, languages, organizations, and other information.
Ancient and Classical Cultures
From Multnomah County Library, a guide to websites that cover a broad scope of ancient history including Africa, Asia, Mesopotamia, Mesoamerica, North America and much more.
Encyclopedia of mythology, religion, and folklore. Information covers Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe, Americas, and Oceania.
Digital Library from Tufts University that focuses on Greco-Roman history.
De Re Militari
De Re Militari website, a scholarly society that studies Medieval warfare, covers a broad range of topics in Medieval military history. The site also includes online access to the Journal of Medieval Military History.
Internet Medieval Sourcebook
A guide to websites about Medieval history including the Roman church, the crusades, Celtic and European cultures, Islam, Byzantium, and much more.
From Georgetown University, a guide to websites dealing with topics in Medieval history including architecture, archaeology, art, church history, education, law, medicine, philosophy, and much more.
Civil War Home Page
Website that has comprehensive information about the Civil War in the United States. Includes coverage on battles, letters, diaries, soldiers, military leaders, slavery, photographs, and much more.
Military Battles and Campaigns
From the Geography and Maps division of the Library of Congress, this site features historical maps of military campaigns including the Revolutionary War, Civil War, and more.
Comprehensive site that covers American military history including the Revolutionary War, Spanish American War, War of 1812, Civil War, World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, Gulf War, Iraq War, and more.
Second World War
A comprehensive site about World War II. Coverage includes background of the war, military and political leaders, countries, weapons, major battles and conflicts, time-line of events, and more.
Virtual Wall Vietnam Veterans Memorial
A site dedicated to the 58,261 women and men who are named on Vietnam Memorial Wall. The site lists each veteran and is links to memorial pages about them.
War Times Journal
An online journal that covers a broad range of topics in military history and science.
Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers
From the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities, this website offers digital access to historical newspapers from 1880-1922 and information about American newspapers from 1690 to the present.
A Chronology of United States Historical Documents
From the University of Oklahoma College of Law. This site provides primary source documents from before 1400 to the present and also has links to historical flags.
Primary source documents as well as images and film clips from the National Archives of United States.
Primary Documents in American History
Digitized primary documents from the collections of the Library of Congress. Includes important government documents such as the Constitution, Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights, Federalist Papers, and much more.
Prints and Photographs Online Catalog
Searchable catalog of images from some of the Library of Congress holdings. Not all images on this site are public domain. Please see site for more details.
Handbook of Texas Online
From the Texas State Historical Association, this website offers a broad range of coverage of events, people, and Texas history.
Lone Star Junction
Comprehensive site on Texas history. Topics include important people, songs of Texas, access full-text versions of rare books about Texas, and much more.
Texas Digital Sanborn Maps
Digitized collection of historical maps of Texas cities from 1867-1970. Requires a Plano Public Library System library card.
Texas Historical Commission
Website of the state of Texas agency for historical preservation. This site features information on historical landmarks, archaeological sites, historical atlases, and more.
Country Studies From the Library of Congress
This website features in depth information including historical background on countries around the world.
Hyper History Online
Site covers 3,000 years of world history including time-lines, maps, and biographies. Coverage on topics such as science, religion, politics, culture, and more.