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CDC National AIDS Clearinghouse
Critical Path AIDS Project
HIV and AIDS: 30 Years Ago
This site, hosted by the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, uses interviews and primary documents to tell the story of the cultural, social and public health implications of HIV/AIDS.
Listings of alternative/complementary practitioners
Center for Alternative Medicine Research and Education - Harvard Medical School.
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
A division of the U.S. National Institutes of Health
Rosenthal Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine
Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
One stop access to U.S. Government avian and pandemic flu information. Managed by the Department of Health and Human Services.
American Cancer Society
American Institute for Cancer Reseasrch
CancerNet - National Cancer Institute
National Cancer Institute - Types of Treatment
This website, created by the Dept. of Clinical Social Medicine (Univ. of Heidelberg) and the Dept. of Dermatology (Univ. of Erlangen), contains a dermatology online atlas (DOIA) with other 4500 images, which are browsable by diagnosis (alphabetically) or by location on the body. Users can also search the atlas by keyword. There is also a Pediatric Dermatology Atlas (PeDOIA), with the same search features and some 2000 images.
Healthfinder Diabetes Page
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Diseases and Conditions
Merck Manual - Home Edition
(Medical Reference Book)
National Down Syndrome Society
Drug Fact Sheets
National Institute on Drug Abuse
Substance Abuse: Alcohol and other Drugs
Nursing Home Comparisons – Medicare
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
H1N1 What You Need to Know
National Institutes of Health - Office of History: Virtual Exhibits
RAND: Health Compare
RAND corporation, a non-profit institution, created this website to provide information about the current health care system and several proposed health policy proposals.
Standards of Care
A comprehensive guide to the more than 15,000 Joint Commission-accredited health care organizations and programs throughout the United States.
American Board of Medical Specialties
American Holistic Medical Association
American Medical Association
Riverside County Medical Association
Mental Health Net
National Institute of Mental Health
Nutrition Analysis Tool
Council on Food and Agricultural Research, University of Illinois – Urbana/Champaign. Analyze foods for calories, fat, etc.
USDA Nutrient Database
California Medical Board
Physician look up for licensing, disciplinary and malpractice information.
Developed jointly by the centers for Medicare and Medicaid services and the Department of Health and Human Services, this tool allows one to find and compare hospitals.
National Committe for Quality Assurance (NCQA)
Private, non-profit organization that studies and reports on quality of health care.
The Division of Sleep Medicine at Harvard and WGBH have collaborated to produce the Healthy Sleep website to help "illuminate the relevance of sleep, explain the underlying science of sleep, and, most importantly, provide practical information for getting the sleep you need."
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registsry
History of Vaccines
Created by The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, this website is designed "to provide a living, changing chronicle of the compelling history of vaccination, from pre-Jennerian variolation practices, to the defeat of polio in the Western Hemisphere."
National Women’s Health Information Center - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Agency for Health Care Policy and Research
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
International Society for Infectious Diseases
Reports outbreaks of infectious diseases & toxins.
Knowledge Weavers Project
The Health Sciences library at the University of Utah produced this site which contains more than two dozen multimedia resources on subjects that include neurology, nurse midwifery, cardiology, and environmental medicine.
Medline Database Search
Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy
National Center for Health Statistics
National Institute of Health
National Library of Medicine
Office of Rare Diseases
World Health Organizations
Annals of American History
Includes historical accounts, speeches, memoirs, poems, editorials, cultural criticism, plus pictures, video clips and audio of famous speeches
Cold War International History Project – Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Contains declassified documents, research articles, and primary source material.DPLA
The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is envisioned as a national digital library for the United States. It has begun to make accessible the digital content of libraries, archives, museums, and historical societies. DPLA is a distributed effort comprised of records contributed from various institutions. Each record links to the original object in the content provider’s website.
Historical Documents - Library of Congress
Core Documents of U.S. Democracy
American Memory - Library of Congress - Historical Collections for the National Digital Library
Coming of the American Revolution, 1764-1766
Primary documents from the revolutionary era from the Massachusetts Historical Society.
Utah Digital Newspapers Project
This site contains digitized newspaper content, in PDF format, from eighteen different Utah Newspapers, with the times covered being for the most part the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century.
Although, as would be expected there is a focus on British history, this site is a good resource for basic historical information. The site contains an excellent collection of introductory essays on topics ranging from Life in an Iron Age Village to The End of Soviet Communism. These pieces are often written by the leading academic experts in the field and are accompanied by a list of related links.
Center for History and New Media – Guide to History on the Web
Based at George Mason University, the CHNM database of 5000 US and World history websites, can be searched by type of website, geographical area or topic.
Contains photo galleries and over 5,000 articles originally published in various military history magazines.
Historical Text Archive
Each entry in this interactive encyclopedia from the United States Holocaust Museum includes links to other sources, photos and primary source documents.
1929 - 1967
Pre-TV era newsreels that were shown in movie theaters.
Birth of the National Health Service
BBC's site on the beginnings of the UK's health program. Includes original interviews and documents.
Contagion: Historical Views of Disease and Epidemics
Digital collection maintained by Harvard University Library that provides general background information on diseases and epidemics worldwide.
Provides evaluated, quality Internet resources relating to the history of medicine.
Labyrinth: Resources for Medieval Studies
Sponsored by Georgetown University
Medieval Studies Subject Guide – University of Florida
Netserf: Internet Connection for Medieval Resources
ORB: The Online Reference Book for Medieval Studies
The DocsTeach website is devoted to primary sources that are from the National Archives site. The site contains three features: (1)finding activities using primary sources, (2)finding documents from the National Archives, (3)creating your own primary source activities using the Archives’ pre-selected templates.
Using Primary Sources on the Web
American Indians of the Pacific Northwest Collection
Created by the University Libraries of the University of Washington, this site provides an extensive digital collection of original photographs and documents about the Northwest Coast and Plateau Indian cultures, complemented by essays written by anthropologists, historians, and teachers about both particular tribes and cross-cultural topics.
This collection at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst contains several hundred pamphlets and books pertaining to slavery and antislavery in New England from 1725-1911.
Atomic bomb and the end of World War II: A Collection of Primary Sources
Black Abolitionist Archive
From the libraries at the University of Detroit Mercy, the Black Abolitionist Digital Archive contains over 800 speeches by antebellum blacks and approximately 1,000 editorials from the period.
Bracero History Archive
The Bracero History Archive, from the Center for History and New Media at Georgetown University, collects and makes available the oral histories and artifacts pertaining to the Bracero program, a guest worker initiative that spanned the years 1942-1964.
California Digital Newspaper Collection
The California Digital Newspaper Collection contains over 400,000 pages of significant historical California newspapers published from 1846-1922, including the first California newspaper, the Californian, and the first daily California newspaper, the Daily Alta California. It also contains issues of several current California newspapers that are part of a pilot project to preserve and provide access to contemporary papers.
California Light and Sound
In partnership with twenty two libraries, archives and museums, the California Preservation Program is undertaking a project to provide digitization and access services for historic California audiovisual recordings. "California Light and Sound" is a collection of those recordings that provides glimpses and whispers of our state's rich audiovisual heritage.
Calisphere - California Cultures
Selected primary source sets tell the stories, struggles and contributions of four major ethic groups in California (African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans and Native Americans).
Chinese in California, 1850-1925
From the Library of Congress, this collection illustrates nineteenth and early twentieth century Chinese immigration to California through about 8,000 images and pages of primary source materials.
Civil Rights Digital Library
Collection of primary sources and other educational materials on the Civil Rights Movement.
Collection of Amelia Earhart Papers
Purdue University's collection of over 3,500 maps, photos and other documents.
Diary of a Civil War nurse
This website (from the National Museum of American History) contains images of the Civil War diary of Amanda Akin, photograph portraits, and quotes from her recollections, as well as brief explanations and sources related to Civil War nursing in general.
"Everyone would believe my pictures" : The Legacy of Julien Bryan
Established by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, this site contains photos and films taken by American filmmaker Julien Bryan of 1930s Germany and Poland.
Freedom Summer Project 1964
This website, from Miami University of Ohio, documents the history of 1964's "Freedom Summer", which was when volunteers gathered at the former Western College for Women in order to be trained to register African-American voters in Mississippi. The materials here include over 765 documents related to the Freedom Summer, including reports from the FBI about those involved with the activities around this form of civil rights activism and articles from the Ohio press about the civil rights movement in the South during that time.
George Washington Carver
This digital collection from the Special Collections Department at the Iowa State University Library brings together images of Dr. Carver, along with letters and other correspondence between Carver and his colleagues at the university.
The Harvard Project on the Soviet Social System Online
Transcripts of 705 interviews conducted with refugees from the USSR during the early days of the Cold War.
Hawaii War Records Depository
A collection of archival materials that document life in Hawaii during World War II.
HistoryMakers Digital Archive
The History Makers organization and the Carnegie Mellon University Informedia Project came together to create this collection of 310 African American video oral history interviews. Contains intererviews with prominent individuals in the African American community such as Marian Wright Edelman, Julian Bond, and others.
The Jack Rabin Collection on Alabama Civil Rights and Southern Activists
This site, hosted by Penn State University, contains a collection of photos and interviews related to the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
Lewis Hine Collection
The extensive photographic survey of child labor made by Lewis Hine (1874-1940) during the early twentieth century provided reform groups and the public with visual evidence of the negative impact that work had on children. Hine's photographs helped mobilize society against child labor, while providing an extensive record of working children.
Life of a City: Early Films of New York, 1898-1906
This collection from the Library of Congress's American Memory Project brings together 45 films of New York from 1896 to 1906. The films were made by the American Mutoscope and Biography Company and the Edison Company.
Making the History of 1989
- Eastern Europe
Primary sources drawn from the emergence of resistance movements in the 1980s, the events of 1989 and the immediate aftermath.
May 4 Collection
Compiled by the Department of Special Collections and Archives at Kent State University, this collection contains primary source materials on the Kent State shootings that took place on May 4th, 1970.
National Security Archives
An independent non-governmental research institute and library located at The 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.
Native American Manuscript Collections
From the University of Oklahoma's Western History Collection, the Native American Manuscript Collections contain over 200 documents relating to Native Americans in Oklahoma, Indian Territory, and the southwestern United States.
Nevada Test Site Oral History Project
Interviews with persons affiliated with and affected by the Nevada Test Site during the era of Cold War nuclear testing.
Oral History Project in Labor History
Transcripts of interviews conducted with Chicago-area labor leaders.
Rag Linen - Online Museum of Historic Newspapers
Rag Linen is an online museum and educational archive named after the early newspaper printing process.
Real Rosie the Riveter Project
High definition video interviews with women who worked in American defense plants during WWII.
San Fernando Valley History
California State University-Northridge's Oviatt Library hosts this this site that contains historically significant documents, manuscripts, photographs and related graphic materials on the history of the San Fernando Valley.
Theodore Roosevelt Collection Photographs
Harvard University hosts this digital collection that contains photographs of Theodore Roosevelt's African safaris, visits to Brazil, and a trip to the Panama Canal. The offerings include formal portraits, newsreel stills, panoramic views, and even lantern slides.
Walter Gordon Collection of Photographs
This site, hosted by UCLA Library Digital Collections, contains over 300 photographs of African American social life in 1940s Los Angeles.
Witness: Black History
This BBC World Service special feature provides thirty-three podcast interviews of individuals that were present during significant events in history, such as Martin Luther King's 'I Have a Dream" speech and The Freedom Riders protests. Listeners have the ability to hear a first-hand account of what it was like to attend the first desegregated elementary school, as told by Ruby Bridges, along with several other noteworthy witnesses to history.
Women Working, 1870-1930
Harvard University libraries collection of digitized materials related to women's employment.