A comprehensive, cross-disciplinary resource of social history from ancient times to the present including books, articles, images, maps, primary documents, and more; exploring how others lived and live their lives, and how their lives shaped ours. Full-text. (NVCC) Requires NOVA login.
Offers free online access to medieval and early modern manuscripts from public and church-owned collections as well as from numerous private collections. Search by location, library, century, language, and more.
Full-text primary documents ranging from ancient to modern times. Use the menu to browse for documents for specific times, regions, and sub-topics (such as religion, daily life, art, gender, historical/political period), or use the search box to look for documents with a specific term or name (e.g., gladiators).
Explore 912,579 items digitized from The New York Public Library's collections. This site is a living database with new materials added every day, featuring prints, photographs, maps, manuscripts, streaming video, and more.
Covers a broad range of modern history topics in depth, includes images, videos and provides easy-to-navigate access to authoritative information for research purposes. After you search for your topic, FILTER to "Documents." Requires NOVA login.
Browse by region or time period, or type your topic in the Search box. When viewing results of your search, the "F" icon represents primary source documents. From George Mason University.
Click on a link to see a list of titles in each series, all available through NOVA Libraries. Topics range from "Daily Life of Pirates" to "Voices from Ancient Egypt" to "The Abolitionist Movement" and everything in between. Requires NOVA login.
The Fairfax County Public Library's Virginia Room maintains a collection rich in regional history and genealogy, as well as local and state government information and legal resources. A particular strength is Confederate Civil War military history. Other resources available for use are: maps, an extensive photographic archive, manuscripts, local newspapers, and rare books.
The Artifacts Unpacked video series takes you behind the scenes to learn about the objects the Museum protects and how they keep alive the memory and experiences of victims and witnesses of the Holocaust. To search all artifacts, select "Collections" from the main menu and filter for "Objects."