Premium Websites (databases):

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FreedomFlix brings history to life by capturing the dramatic and defining moments in American History.  Read the book, watch the video, find project ideas, activities, and other ways to explore the topic.

History Reference Center
Comprehensive full text history resource featuring reference books, encyclopedias, history periodicals, and non-fiction books from leading history publishers.

History Reference eBooks: search a wide variety of reference books on history topics.

Oxford Islamic Studies Online
Oxford Islamic Studies Online offers a multi-layered reference experience designed to provide a first stop for anyone needing information and context on Islam.  This resource is provide to FCPL patrons through the NEH and ALA Muslim Journeys Grant.

Recommended Free Websites:

American Memory :
Library of Congress site with access to primary source materials in their collections.

EyeWitness to History
“History through the eyes of those who lived it.” Includes excerpts of primary source materials, articles, speeches, photographs, and videos. Covers important people and events in history from ancient times to present.

The History Channel:
Historical information and learning activities for all ages, as well as information about the History Channel’s shows. Includes “This Day in History.”

Maryland Historical Trust – Historic Properties:
Search the Maryland Inventory of Historic Properties

WHILBR – Western Maryland’s Historical Library:
View images from collections of the libraries, historical societies, and individuals in Garrett, Allegany, and Washington Counties in Western Maryland. Includes information about Antietam and the C&O Canal.

See also (related content on FCPL.org):

Maryland Room: The local history and genealogy center of Frederick County Public Libraries.

Thurmont Center for Regional Agricultural History: Collection documenting the agricultural history of Frederick County and the surrounding region.