Research and Writing Information

Style Guides

Reading Old Handwriting



Historical Atlas of the Twentieth Century

Hargrett Library's rare map collection

H-Net Reviews: Online Book Reviews in the Humanities and Social Sciences



Perseus: An evolving digital library on ancient Greece and Rome

Diotoma: Materials for the study of women and gender in the ancient world

The Ancient City of Athens

The Avalon Project: Documents from Ancient Times

The Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago


Medieval, Renaissance and Reformation

The Avalon Project: Medieval and Renaissance Documents

Viking Age website

Internet Medieval Sourcebook

Plague and Public Health in Renaissance Europe

Renaissance, Reformation, and Early Modern Germany (EuroDocs)

The Black Death

The Witch-Hunt in Early Modern Europe (by Brian Levack, Routledge Press)


Early Modern

  1. S. Library of Congress: 1492: An Ongoing Voyage
  2. Anthony Grenfell House

The Avalon Project: Fifteenth-Century Documents

The Avalon Project: Sixteenth-Century Documents

The Avalon Project: Seventeenth-Century Documents

The Avalon Project: Eighteenth-Century Documents 

The Eighteenth-Century Maritime World



The Valley of the Shadow - Two Communities in the American Civil War

The Great War 1914-1918

International Encyclopedia of the First World War

Newfoundland Regiment and the Great War

The War at Sea 1914-1918

The Aerodrome (War in the Air 1914-1918)

World War II

Documents of World War II

World War II: Documents on Nazi-Soviet Relations 1939-1941

The U-Boat War 1939-1945

Canadian Newspapers and the Second World War (Canadian War Museum)

Alternative Service (Conscientious Objection)



The Avalon Project: Nineteenth-Century Documents

Victoria Research Web

British History

The British Empire

The Victorian Web

Project for American & French Research on the Treasury of the French Language (ARTFL)

Creating French Culture: Treasures from the Bibliothèque nationale de France

The French Revolution

Garibaldi and the Risorgimento

History of Germany: Primary Documents

Habsburg Home Page

Encyclopedia of 1848 Revolutions

The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database



Dictionary of Canadian Biography

Library and Archives of Canada

Pathfinders & Passageways: The Exploration of Canada

Canadian Museum of Civilization

France in America

Canadian Newspapers and the Second World War (Canadian War Museum)



Newfoundland & Labrador Heritage Web Page

Finding Aids to the Archival Collections of the Centre for Newfoundland Studies

Colony of Avalon

Bac-calieu Trail Archaeology (includes documents & archaeology relating to Cupid's)

Baccalieu: Crossroads for Cultures

Documents Relating to the Constitutional, Legal and Political History of Newfoundland & Labrador

Privy Council Documents relating to Labrador Boundary Dispute with Canada

Newfoundland Grand Banks (Genealogical resources on-line)

History of the Northern Cod Fishery

The French Shore web page

The Moravians in Labrador: Through Inuit Eyes

Photographs of the French Shore (Paul-Émile Miot)

The Newfoundland Regiment and the Great War



Corner Brook Museum and Archives

The French Shore web page Port au Choix

Red Bay History

Newfoundland Grand Banks (Genealogical resources on-line, including Western Newfoundland)



The Custom of the Sea  

Bennett, A.; McMenamin, Marc; Blake, Sarah, Potter, M. ; White, A.; Mc Mahon, R.; Baehre, R. (2022). RTÉ Radio 

This is the story of a shocking and harrowing incident of cannibalism in 1835 aboard Limerick ship, the Francis Spaight, on a return journey from Canada when lots were drawn as to who would be sacrificed to save their own crewmates.  


Abraham’s Diary 

Brookes, Lutz, H.; McGrath, R., Baehre, R.; Rollmann, H.; Simon, M.; Aaju, P.; Gordon, T.; Semigak, S.; Flynn, A. (2009).  Battery Radio. 

The tragic story of 2 Inuit families from Labrador who were exhibited in European zoos 129 years ago. But while spectators gaped at them, the Inuit gazed back. And one of them kept a diary.  

The late nineteenth century saw the rise of scientific racism in Europe, and those who flocked to the zoo exhibit expected to gape at "exotics" from some "primitive race". What they found instead were Labradorimiut who spoke 3 languages, played German hymn tunes on violin, and who were keeping their own ethnographic notes on the "uncivilised" Europeans. Tragically, both families died of smallpox, but not before Abraham Ulrikab wrote his impressions of the trip in a remarkable diary. 


The Forgotten People
Baehre, R.; Bird, L.;  Walbourne-Gough, D. (2019). The Forgotten People. CBC Radio 

This is about the razed Corner Brook neighbourhood known as Crow Gulch, a disadvantaged community near the Bowater Pulp and Paper Mill that was razed by the municipal authorities in the 1960s.  The community had a significant Indigenous population.  The CBC article has a link to the Atlantic Voices podcast at the end; the feature draws upon the research of Dr. Rainer Baehre, the new book by CBC journalist Lindsay Bird’s and the book of poetry by Corner Brook poet Douglas Walbourne-Gough. 


Black History in Canada

Black Loyalists

Black Loyalists in Nova Scotia

Black History in Canada (Library and Archives Canada)


United States

Organization of American Historians

Avalon Project: Documents in US Law, History and Diplomacy

American Memory: Historical Collections of the National Digital Library

Harlem Renaissance (Bibliography)


Nineteenth and Twentieth Century

Russian History

Alan Woods, History of the Bolshevik Party

A Hypertext on American History

Marxists Internet Resources

The Avalon Project: Nineteenth-Century Documents

The Avalon Project: Twentieth-Century Documents

Victoria Research Web

The Victorian Web

Garibaldi and the Risorgimento

Encyclopedia of 1848 Revolutions


Indigenous History

Index of Native American Resources on the Internet

Indigenous History

Primary Sour-ces for Canadian and American Indigenous Studies


Gender History

American Women's History: A Guide to MTSU Library and Internet Resources

Diotima: Materials for the Study of Women and Gender in the Ancient World

Victorian Women Writers Project

ViVa: A Bibliography of Women’s History in Academic Journals

National Women’s History Museum (U.S.)

Sources for Women’s History and Gender History

The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database


LGBT History

People with a History: An Online Guide to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Trans* History


World History

World History Archives: 2800 Online Contemporary World History Documents

Images from History: Online Artistic and Archeological Images from Ancient and Feudal History

The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database