American History, World History, Ancient Civilizations, Ridgefield History

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Online Resources

Authoritative sources of articles and reference information, brought to you by the Ridgefield Library unless otherwise noted. Have your library card handy for log-in.

Academic Search PremierIconn - Covers a wide variety of academic topics.  Includes full text articles from 4,600 journals.

Ancient & Medieval History

Encyclopedia Britannica - click here to tips on using this online encyclopedia
History Reference Center Iconn
Hartford Courant Historical Iconn1764-1922
New York Times Historical Iconn  1851-2007


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Ridgefield filmmaker Jason Kessler's 9/11 documentary: What's Wrong With This Picture?

Notable Ridgefielders: A Who’s Who of People Who Made News in 20th Century Ridgefield
Ridgefield History - Ridgefield Historical Society
RidgefieldHistory.com - Website from Jack Sanders
Digital History - U.S. history information online
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History - History by Era and current museum exhibitions
Smithsonian - History

The Civil War

Korean War
Vietnam War
World War I Net
World War II Net

Library Materials

Circulating materials, most reference books and non-fiction video shelved together in the stacks. Print magazines and newspapers on display or ask at the Reference Desk. Audiobooks are shelved separately.

American History - 973
World History - 909
Ancient Civilizations - 938

Ridgefield History - 974.69

College Courses on CD and DVD - shelved with audiobooks

American Heritage

See : General Periodical Indexes


Also of Interest

Ask about a current list of local history resources available at the Library
History of the Ridgefield Library

Ridgefield Historical Society Extensive research library available online, including index of Ridgefield names, cemetery indexes and more

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