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History, American: Online Resources

Online Resources

In addition to resources the Bodleian Libraries purchases, there are a number of alternative free online resources to support the study of American History. If you have any suggestions to help us expand this page, please contact

You can find all our suggested freely available online resources via the VHL Diigo page. 

Free online resources

Library of Congress

The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world, the main research arm of the U.S. Congress, and the home of the U.S. Copyright Office. The LOC continues to digitise material, especially materials considered of national importance. Key political and social figures may have their papers digitised by the Library of Congress, alongside some papers from executive branches and organisations, and archived webpages of government websites. 


Diigo is our webpage for collecting together useful links of online resources that may be of use to your studies. The collection is organised by Tags, but you can search on the main Diigo page if you have a more specific topic you wish to search.