Catalogs – Library and Archive

71 Digital Portals to State History  sites that bill themselves as general interest portals to historical resources, organized by state, from the Library of Congress blog

The American Antiquarian Society  houses the largest and most accessible collection of printed materials from first contact through 1876 in what is now the United States, the West Indies and parts of Canada. Their digital collection includes graphic arts and photography, books and manuscripts.

ArchiveGrid  Search engine for primary source materials held in archives, special collections, and manuscript collections around the world

Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research – Houston Public Library  International collection with over 100,000 books, 3000 periodicals and extensive microfilm and fiche collection

DAR Library  Daughters of the American Revolution, American genealogical and historical manuscripts and publications, some online, search services available

Digital Public Library of America  Virtual library with a variety of digital collections and archives from across the country available, more than 2.4 million digital books, manuscripts, photos, maps and other resources

Digital State Archives  links to archives across all 50 states with useful information and descriptions

The European Library  search the content of European National Libraries

Europeana  millions of items from a range of Europe’s leading galleries, libraries, archives and museums- ooks and manuscripts, photos and paintings, television and film, sculpture and crafts, diaries and maps, sheet music and recordings

Fiske Genealogical Foundation  Local Seattle library focusing on New England, with many additional US andworld resources

Miriam Weiner Routes to Roots Archive Database  Eastern European Archive Database with excellent tutorials

National Archives Research & Catalog  links to catalog, archivedal databases and research tools

NUCMC  the National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections, now included in WorldCat

The Online Books Page  the University of Pennsylvania’s list of over 2 million free books, with links

The Online Books Page – Archives & Indexes  the University of Pennsylvania’s list of major sources and indexes for free online texts, includes specialty archives

Repositories of Primary Sources  listing of over 5,500 websites describing holdings of manuscripts, archives, rare books, historical photographs, from the University of Idaho. No longer updated after Jan. 1, 2015.

Smithsonian Collections  the Smithsonian’s collection of artifacts, works of art and specimens, includes the National Portrait Gallery

SOGCAT, the Society of Genealogists  library catalog for the largest family history centre in the UK

WorldCat  global catalog of library collections, find any book in the nearest library