Library of Congress & WBGH Boston project to digitally preserve the most important public radio & TV broadcasts since the 1940s
Gateway to digitised American historical materials from the Library of Congress. Comprising more than 9 million items that document U.S. history and culture, American Memory is organized into more than 100 thematic collections. The original formats include manuscripts, prints, photographs, posters, maps, sound recordings, motion pictures, books, pamphlets, and sheet music. Collections may be browsed & searched individually, or searched across multiple collections.
Cooperative effort that ultimately aims to become the national digital library
Excellent digitised resources primarily from the holdings of University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, materials include books, posters, diaries, letters, artifacts, oral histories, songs.
Vast and growing array of resources covering all areas and periods
Digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through to reconstruction.
Diverse & extensive range of resources online
Houses the collections of the American Missionary Association (AMA). Includes some digital collections of documents & photographs, most relating to the fight against slavery, the civil rights movement, and AMA schools
Maintained by the Library of Congress with extensive video interviews with key figures
Uses data from the 2000 census and updates from the American Community Survey. Detail down to zip code level
Founded in 1909, the oldest & largest civil rights organisation
Includes major annual (2002-) National Survey of Latinos
Major civil rights organisation
Official website (formerly called Thomas) for federal legislative information, including bills, the Congressional record and historical documents.
Produced by the Congressional Research Service for the US Congress. Thousands of reports are accessible online, mostly from 2000 onwards
Very useful directory of links to digitisation projects relating to publications of the United States government which is maintained by the US Government Printing Office (US.GPO). These include US government projects and those undertaken by other libraries and research institutes
Replaces GPO Access. Gradually being replaced by Govinfo (currently beta site). Free access to official publications from about 1993 onwards, including Presidential documents, Congressional bills, documents, hearings & reports, the Congressional record, and Federal register. Also MetaLib from GPO - searches across 50+ official databases. Items retrieved include bibliographic references to books, US government reports and other materials, with links to resources available in full text
Includes links to Member Offices, Committee Offices and Leadership Offices; Roll Call Votes and much more.
An independent non-governmental research institute at George Washington University, the Archive collects and publishes declassified documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act. The Archive also serves as a repository of government records on a wide range of topics pertaining to the national security, foreign, intelligence, and economic policies of the United States. See its electronic briefing books
The US code is a consolidation & codification by subject of the general and permanent laws of the US
The official portal for searching federal & state websites (previously called First.Gov)
National library of the US
Free digitised content from the National Digital Newspaper Program, a project of the Library of Congress and National Endowment for the Humanities. Access to a selection of digitised full text newspapers published between 1789-1924 from across US states. Also a searchable directory of American newspapers published from 1690 to the present day, giving bibliographic details and holdings records for the Library of Congress but not the full text
SOCIETY. PUBLIC POLICY. ORGANISATIONS
Important free market oriented institute. Some publications are freely available as full text documents
Respected nonpartisan centre carries out opinion polls and other data driven research to analyse issues and trends shaping America across these broad themes: US politics, media, social trends, religion, internet & technology, science, Hispanics. Useful source of reports & data
Free access to an online repository of public policy research from over 200 (mainly US) think tanks &research centres. Most items are offered in full text and date from 2007/8 onwards.
Free access to more than 25 000 publications from over 300 free market policy institutes in the USA, from the mid-1990s onwards. Maintained by the Heartland Institute
The RAND Corporation is an important non-profit institution that aims to improve policy and decision-making through analysis of the challenges facing the US and the world. These challenges include such issues as education, poverty, crime, and the environment, as well as national security. Many of its publications are available online.
Free access to reports and data focusing on issues particularly relevant to metropolitan areas in the US
Major collaborative effort by libraries, archives & others to make available Canada's heritage in digital form. Content is from 16th century onwards and includes the core collections: Early Canadiana Online and Heritage
A digital publishing initiative of Universite de Montreal and other major French Canadian universities.An excellent starting point for tracing academic research on the history, culture and politics of Quebec and its relations with the rest of Canada.
National library and archives. A growing number of digital collections and digitised microforms are available