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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.

Britannica Annals of American History
Explore the rich and varied history of the United States through speeches, historical accounts, memoirs, poems, images, and multimedia.

Massachusetts History Online
Use this collection for full-text articles from 50 magazines and local newspapers for coverage of Massachusetts people, places and historical events.

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 (for American wars)

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

Civil War Homepage
Contains thousands of pages of Civil War material including images, documents, stats, and official records.

First World War Encyclopedia
Provides comprehensive coverage of the war in an easy to navigate format.

Second World War Encyclopedia
Just like the First World War Encyclopedia above. Includes war photography, diagrams, and first hand accounts from journalists.

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.


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.

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.

Library of Congress American Memory

American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. It is a digital record of American history and creativity.

Making of America
Digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction.

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