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North Smithfield High School Library: History:

History Resources:

Antiwar Protesters Brutally Attacked in Police Riots at 1968 Democratic Convention

Pioneers of Leningrad in a defense drill, 1937 - Victor Bulla

Juxtaposition of Circumstance

Toward Los Angeles - California, March 1937 - Dorothea Lange

President Roosevelt expressed his thoughts that people in all nations should share these four freedoms in a speech on January 6, 1941.

Four Freedoms by Norman Rockwell, 1943

President Nixon shaking hands with Elvis Presley in the Oval Office

White House Photo Office Collection (Nixon Administration)


Kent State Shootings

John Paul Filo - May 4, 1970

History/Current Events Resources:

Use the drop-down menu pages and the resources gathered here for reputable information on topics connected to history, current events and more.


Defining Documents in American History: The 1960s (eBook):

Password: northmen

Various Useful Resources:

Supreme Court Case Information:

Library of Congress:

National Archives:

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History:

username: nshsstudent

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Google Scholar:

"Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature."

World History in Context Database:

This resource will help students gain a more complete understanding of the people and cultures that formed our collective history.

The NS High School Password for this database is ns30344

Digital Public Library of America:

Virginia Commonwealth University:

The Social Welfare History Image Portal brings together photographs, pamphlets, artifacts and documents chronicling the history of the nation's response to human need. This history includes the work of volunteer organizations, reform movements, social workers, and government legislation and systems.

Library of Congress - Digital Collections:


National History Day Guide:

Issues & Controversies in American History Database:

This database delivers dynamic, concise, and balanced coverage that provides the background, outcome, and contemporary points of view for every major debate and conflict in American history.

username: nshs

 password: northmen

Free resources provided to Rhode Island residents including EBSCO, which contains quality information on a wide variety of topics.

MLA formatting and examples:

The New York Times: