"American Memory is a gateway to rich primary source materials relating
to the history and culture of the United States. The site offers more
than 7 million digital items from more than 100 historical collections."
Historical Society, Online Project: [No longer available.]
Local history comes alive at the Chicago Historical Societys Online
Projects, where digitized collections include those of the Haymarket Affair
and the Great Chicago Fire.
Digitized collections include images, letters, diaries, and ephemera from
the Civil War; historical images in American advertising, ancient Papyri
from Egypt, historical images and letters from African American women,
images and ephemera from the history of the Womens Liberation Movement,
The Digital Library Project
This award-winning Web-based library is an excellent example of a virtual
library, acting both as a collection and as an organization of librarians
committed to helping patrons. IPL has a childrens page, as well.
of California, Berkeley, Digital Library Project:
This collection includes over 600 images on diverse subjects, from plants
and animals of California to African animals, plants, or landscape searchable
by country. Its strength is its images that are not available elsewhere.
with Digital Libraries:
"The Learning Page is designed to help educators use the American
Memory Collections to teach history and culture. There are tips and tricks,
activities, and discussion groups, in addition to relevant lesson plans
and curriculum suggestions for using the collections in your classroom."
Masullo, M. and Mack, R. (1996). "Roles for Digital Libraries in
K-12 Education," D-Lib
Mardis, Marcia. (2001). Uncovering the Hidden Web, Part I: Finding What
the Search Engines Dont, Eric
Mardis, Marcia (2001). Uncovering the Hidden Web, Part II: Resources
for Your Classroom, Eric
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