U.S. Declassified Documents Online (Gale) provides facts and insights into the political, economic, and social conditions of the United States and other countries. The resource offers unique insights into the inner workings of the US government and world events in the 20th and 21st centuries.
The types of materials include intelligence studies, policy papers, diplomatic correspondence, cabinet meeting minutes, briefing materials, and domestic surveillance and military reports. A significant primary source for researchers in almost every discipline (Gale).
American FactFinder provides access to data about the United States, Puerto Rico and the Island Areas. The data in American FactFinder come from several censuses and surveys.
Databases, Text Collections
Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS) presents the official documentary historical record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions and significant diplomatic activity [open access]
Sage Research Methods
Law and Treaties
Archives & Museums
Other Resource Guides
Native American Studies (Berkeley Library, University of California)
Film research (Helsinki University Library)
Databases, Digital Collections
Institutes, Resource Guides
The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, newspapers, maps and manuscripts in its collections. The Library is the main research arm of the U.S. Congress and the home of the U.S. Copyright Office.
DPLA is available for free to the public and offers digital access to photographs, manuscripts, maps, recordings, music scores, videos and more from libraries, archives, and museums around the U.S.
Making of America (MoA) is a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction.