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History & Government

  For searching and browsing American newspapers published in three centuries, America’s Historical Newspapers is the most comprehensive online available. Continually expanding, it offers searchable digital facsimiles of thousands of titles from all 50 states. With eyewitness reporting, editorials, letters, advertisements, obituaries and much more, this acclaimed collection uniquely chronicles the evolution of American culture and daily life from 1690 to the recent past.
Ancestry Library Edition Ancestry Library Edition provides easy access to billions of records from around the world, with new content being added each week. Ancestry includes census, vital, church, court and immigration & passport records as well as record collections from Canada, Ireland and other countries.
Encyclopedia Britannica
Tap into the knowledge of experts from around the globe, including historians and Nobel Prize winners. Add in Britannica's in-house editorial proficiency and fact checking. Combine with the experience of curriculum specialists, educators and professional developers of innovative technology products. The result is high-quality standards-aligned, award-winning resources that make teaching and learning more effective.
GVRL Gale Virtual Reference Library includes reference books covering the following subject areas: History, Environment, Biographies, Cultures around the World, Religion, Law, Literature, Science and more.
Heritage Quest Heritage Quest is a collection of unique material for historical researchers including the set of U.S. Federal Census images from 1790, the Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files, the Freedman's Bank records and more.
Heritage Quest History Reference Center History Reference Center features full text for more than 1,990 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books from leading history publishers. Also includes access to a number of history periodicals, nearly 57,000 historical documents, and 77,000 biographies. .

Ben’s Guide to the Government provides information and learning tools to teach students K-12 about the United States Government. Students can learn how the government works and how to access and use information from the Government Printing Office utilizing GPO Access online.

Colorado Historic Newspaper Collection currently includes 147 newspapers published in Colorado from 1859 to 1923. Newspapers that come from 60 cities and 40 counties throughout the state, and also contains papers published in English, German, Spanish, or Swedish.

Library of Congress provides a number of free online historical collections covering United States history online. Many of these resources include items held by the Library of Congress and other partnering institutions throughout the nation and the world.

American Memory provides free and open access to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience.

THOMAS provides the public with free access to Federal US legislative information.

United States Census gives access to current and historical census records from the United States Census Bureau.

United States House of Representatives website provides information about the leadership, individual representatives, legislation and history of the House of Representatives.

United States Senate website provides information about the leadership, individual senators, legislation and history of the United States Senate.

The White House: Presidents website provides information about the presidents, first ladies, the executive branch and history of the United States Presidents.