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The Reader's Companion
This feature provides you access to thousands of alphabetically arranged entries that cover the critical events, issues, and individuals that have shaped American history. This database of articles and essays includes all the entries from:
  • The Reader's Companion to American History
  • The Civil War Battlefield Guide
  • The Reader's Companion to U.S. Women's History
  • The Reader's Companion to Military History
  • Great American History Fact-Finder
  • Encyclopedia of North American Indians
  • Ships of the World

Primary Sources
Abundant primary sources for reading and research. Photographs, paintings, political cartoons, and other visual sources are included along with a wealth of text documents. Each source is accompanied by helpful study questions.

50 US historical maps are available for downloading or printing, as well as a link to outline maps of the United States, Europe, Asia, Africa, and North and South America. Use these on the Web or print them for assignments or other uses.

Teacher's Corner
Visit the "Teacher's Corner" of the Women and Social Movements in the United States web site at the State University of New York at Binghamton. This resource provides lesson ideas for three courses: U.S. Survey to 1877, U.S. Survey from 1865, and U.S. Women's History. With critical thinking questions and primary sources from the Women and Social Movements materials the more than one hundred assignments are a great addition to your course.

Web Links
Links to quality web sites covering 14 periods in United States history. New links are added twice a year.