Sites Providing Data and Primary Resources

Data Warehouses Primary Documents

Links to Data Warehouses

The Gallup Organization
http://www.gallup.com
This site contains many different types of data related to current public opinion.

U.S. Census Bureau
http://www.census.gov/
This page is the entry point for access to every imaginable type of data from the U.S. Census. Also has data for each state.

National Center for Health Statistics
http://www.cdc.gov/nchswww
This is the gateway to national and state data related to health, deaths, births, etc.

National Space Sciences Data Center
http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov
The National Space Science Data Center (NSSDC) provides access to a wide variety of astrophysics, space physics, solar physics, lunar and planetary data from NASA space flight missions, in addition to selected other data.

Amphibia Web
http://elib.cs.berkeley.edu/aw
Databases and articles about declining amphibians.

Math Forum Data Collections
http://forum.swarthmore.edu/workshops/sum96/data.collections/datalibrary
Links to many different sources of data. Designed to facilitate math activities with students.

Data and Story Library
http://lib.stat.cmu.edu/DASL
Designed for teachers to use in teaching statistics, this site has links to real-world data sets.

National Parks A-Z
http://www.nps.gov
Contains all types of data and information on National Parks of the U.S.

Environmental Protection Agency
http://www.epa.gov/epahome/resource.htm
This is the main entry page to all of their information and data sources.

National Data Buoy Center
http://seaboard.ndbc.noaa.gov
This is a compilation of data transmitted from buoys moored in waters near the US coasts and all US islands. They report on wind direction and speed, air and water temperature and other variables.

Scorecard
http://www.scorecard.org

Scorecard lets you quickly access local environmental information. It brings over 300 scientific and government databases into one easy-to-use interface.

Major Market Indices
http://dynamic.nasdaq-amex.com/dynamic/majorindices_java.stm
Real-time data on how different markets are performing. Updated every few seconds!

Links to Sites with Primary Documents

American Memory Collection
http://memory.loc.gov
The granddaddy of all primary document sites! Over 80 collections now online, with millions of text and multimedia documents.

Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities
http://jefferson.village.virginia.edu/
A rich source of historical studies and documents. Although the materials here are often complex scholarly endeavors, K-12 teachers can adapt such resources to enrich their instruction.

Digital Media Center
http://www.library.virginia.edu/
Maintains a large collection of digital images, sound, and video for use in instruction and research.

Digital National Security Archive
http://nsarchive.chadwyck.com/nsaindexhome.htm
Contains the most comprehensive collection of primary documents available: The database contains more than 35,000 of the most important, declassified documents that led to the policy decisions.

Medieval History - Looksmart
http://www.looksmart.com/eus1/eus53706/eus53710/eus53828/eus79548/r?l&
links to sites with primary documents, sources, and accounts of daily life.

A Hypertext on American History
http://odur.let.rug.nl/~usa/usa.htm
From the colonial period until Modern Times. Click on the Documents link for primary source material.

HistoryWiz Primary Documents (highly recommended!)
http://www.historywiz.com/primary.htm
Includes both American and World history. Lots of text documents as well as image collections.

Pearl Harbor - Primary Documents
http://www.bamaed.ua.edu/cse489/pearl
Primary Documents Relating to the Events at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Sunday, December 7, 1941.

The Authentic History Center
http://www.authentichistory.com/
The center contains original music, radio news broadcasts, images of historical artifacts and photographs, and transcripts of documents that are very hard to find.

The Great War Primary Documents Archive
http://raven.cc.ukans.edu/~kansite/ww_one
This archive is international in focus and intends to present in one location primary documents concerning the Great War.

The American Colonist's Library
http://personal.pitnet.net/primarysources
A massive collection, from 500 B.C. to 1800. Highly recommended!

National Geographic Education
http://nationalgeographic.com/education
Access to thousands of archived maps, photographs, travel accounts, etc.

Internet History Sourcebooks Project
http://www.fordham.edu/halsall
Collections of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts presented cleanly (without advertising or excessive layout) for educational use.

Thomas Edison Papers Collection
http://edison.rutgers.edu
Collection of documents (1850-1898) on and by Thomas Edison.

Virginia Center for Digital History

http://www.vcdh.virginia.edu/

Contains thousands of primary sources that allow history students to employ the same research methods that historians use.

American Folklife Center
http://lcweb.loc.gov/folklife/ndl.html
Huge collection of music, text, and images. Designed to preserve all aspects of American folklife. 

More to come soon!