U.S. History and Government

A database contains information from magazines, newspapers, encyclopedias and reference books. If your teacher asks you not to use the internet, you can still use these databases. Want to know more about databases?

History Resource Center: US
People, Places, Things, and Events in US History

Student Resource Center - Gold
Covers biography, history, literature, and science.

Academy of Achievement
Biographies of and interviews with modern world leaders and innovators.

American History
Browse Multnomah County Library's list of American History websites, from the Oregon Trail to Women's Suffrage and beyond.

American Memory

Tap into the wealth of primary source documents at the Library of Congress.

Americans at War
An online exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution, covering the War of Independence to the present.

Black History
The History Channel's interactive website chronicles milestones in the struggle for civil rights.

Black Past
A searchable archive of people, places, and events in African American History.

Government and Politics
Browse the Multnomah County Library's list of websites details just how our government works.

Japanese Internment
An online exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution, covering Japanese Internment during WWII.

Time Magazine Archive
Search articles and magazine covers from 1923 to the present.