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Midkiff Online Resources: U.S. History

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Hawaiian Fiction & Nonfiction

in English & Hawaiian

Special Projects


Digital References

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  Encyclopedia Britannica - Start your research here


  American Government & History


  American History 1493-1945 - Documents American History from the earliest settlers to the mid-twentieth century. It is sourced from the Gilder Lehrman Collection.


  AncestryTracing your family generations back through primary source documents.  Go to the Library link in KS Connect to access this service.  


  Biography Reference Center

  History Reference Center


  J STOR - Digital library of current and archival journals, books, and primary sources


  Lexis-Nexis - Legal Database (i.e. laws, court decisions, etc.)

Note:  An account with an approved log in is required for this service.  Please see a Librarian to request an account.


  LIFE Magazine Archive - American magazine published from 1936-2000 that featured stories of American life and social commentary.




Go to KS Connect's Library Link for the usernames and passwords for all our digital resources.

   American Memory

                                      Chronicling America

                                      Historic American Newspapers (Hawaiʻi)


  New York Times - Current & archived editions of World & U.S. news

  Create an account with your KS email address.  Follow the directions to set up access.


  Newsbank - World, National, and Hawaiʻi Current News as well as America's Historical Newspapers

  Hawaiʻi newspapers listed as USA-Hawaii button under Quick Links on right side of homepage.

                                     Science Source Collection

  How-to-Video:  Searching


undefined - Historical newspapers

  How-to-Video:  Overview Tutorial


  The Guardian & The Observer

  The New York Times

                                      San Francisco Chronicle

                                      The Washington Post

  How-to-Video:  Overview Tutorial (Shows NYT as example)


  Washington Post - 2005-present

  When you get to the WP site, click on    and sign in with your KS email address.

Helpful Websites

Helpful Websites

  AMDOCS - Documents for the Study of American History


  American Rhetoric - Online Speech Bank 

  Digital Library of America – Primary Source Sets - “…exploring topics in history, literature, and culture through primary sources. Each set includes an overview, ten to fifteen primary sources, links to related resources, and a teaching guide.”

  Eyewitness to History - “Your ringside seat to history – from the Ancient World to the present. History through the eyes of those who lived it, presented by Ibis Communications, Inc. a digital publisher of educational programming.”

  Library of Congress American Memory Project - Provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience.

  Library of Congress Chronicling America - Chronicling America provides “access to information about historic newspapers and select digitized newspaper pages, and is produced by the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).” Historical Hawaii newspapers including Austin’s Hawaiian Weekly, Daily Honolulu Press, Hawaiian Star, Polynesian++ are also available.

  Library of Congress Digital Collections


  LIFE Magazine Photo Archive  - Hosted by Google Images.  Search millions of photographs from the LIFE photo archive, stretching from the 1750s to today.


  National Archives - Nation’s record keeper; Of all documents and materials created in the course of business conducted by the United States Federal government, only 1%-3% are so important for legal or historical reasons that they are kept at this site forever.

  New York Public Library Digital Collections - Materials digitized from the Libraryʻs holdings.


  Smithsonian Learning Lab - Explore the Smithsonian's rich resources anytime, anywhere.  Over a million resources - artifacts, memorabilia, primary sources.

  National Museum of American History

  National Museum of African American History and Culture

  National Museum of the American Indian

Smithsonian Folkways - Extensive collection of world music and music history.


  U.S. Census Bureau - U.S. Census data


  World Digital Library - “The World Digital Library (WDL) makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world.