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Maynard Public Library E-Resources






Note: For home access to the library's e-resources, you will need your Minuteman Library card number to log in.


U.S. History in Context

An engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in U.S. History. The new solution merges Gale's authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.


World History in Context

Similar to U.S. History in Context, but with a focus on people, events, and topics related to world history.

In-Library Resources

Most books dealing with U.S. and World history can be found in the Non-Fiction section as well as in the Reference Collection, both in the 900s on the library's 2nd level. Juvenile books dealing with U.S. history would be in the 900s of the library's 3rd level.

If you need help in finding a certain title or books and resources on a topic, please ask at the Reference Desk or call 978-897-1010 x103.




Web Resources


Full text of many important documents in American history, such as the Mayflower Compact, Declaration of Independence, the Monroe Doctrine, and others up through the present day.

Best of History Websites
Award-winning portal that contains annotated links to over 1,200 history websites as well as links to hundreds of quality K-12 history lesson plans, history teacher guides, history activities and games, quizzes, and more.


Civil War Timeline

From the National Parks Service, a year-by-year timeline outlining the major events of the Civil War.

Digital History
A wealth of resources including annotated primary sources of U.S., Mexican American, and Native American history, and slavery.

History Channel
Home page for the History Channel cable network, which includes access to a variety of historical information appearing in their daily programming.

Internet History Sourcebook

A collection of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts presented cleanly (without advertising or excessive layout) for educational use. Indexes are based on time periods, or themes.


Massachusetts Digital Commonwealth

Explore historical collections from libraries, museums, and archives across Massachusetts.

American Revolution

Includes info on battles, people, events, documents, and a timeline of the war.


Vietnam Project

This searchable site features oral histories, documents (such as official military records), and photographs.


Military History Online

A broad-based site offering a range of extended member articles on military history.


Please note that while our website does contain a small number of outside curated links (primarily to local, governmental, and non-profit sites covering subjects of interest to our patrons), we regret that we are unable to spend the time to fully evaluate unsolicited links that are sent to us for inclusion on our site; therefore we do not act on these recommendations.


Updated 5/22/23 J.R.

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