Here are some sites that may help students when doing research:

Primary sources:
Primary sources are documents such as letters, diaries, pictures, flyers/pamphlets, etc. that were created by people who experienced the event. They can add a personal insight to what was happening.

Civil War:
CivilWar.net: a collection of photos, documents, letters, diaries, etc. from participants on both sides of the American Civil War.

DocsTeach - online tool for teaching primary sources by the National Archives.

LIFE photo archive - hosted by Google, photos from magazine

Digital Public Libraries of America - A collection images, text, sound and video from libraries, museums and archives.

Library of Congress American Memories Letters, documents, pictures, etc. from the Library of Congress collections.

Free Federal Resources for Educational Excellence: A large collection of primary sources. Some examples: Civil War, Harlem Renaissance, Salem Witch Trials, Bob Hope, French Revolution, Presidential papers, Thomas Edison, American Journeys - Travel logs and letters from explorers as far back as 1492 and many, many more.

World Digital Library Find primary resources from around the world. Click on the country on the map to find pictures and documents.

Eyewitness to history Your ringside seat to history - from the Ancient World to the present. History through the eyes of those who lived it, presented by **Ibis Communications, Inc.** a digital publisher of educational programming.