Colonial America

OPAC: Search United States Colonial period

Reference Room: (R/970.02) North America in Colonial Times; (R973.03) Exploring American History : from Colonial Times to 1877; Colonial America to 1763; general print encyclopedias

Gale Colonial America eBook

Type password to enter. Wait for it to open the Virtual Reference Library.  Click the picture of the Colonial America Reference Library.  In the search box, type in a particular search term (“southern colonies,” slavery, education, etc.).  A list of sections will appear.  You could also use the table of contents to take you to a specific section.


Subscription Databases


World Book Encyclopedia: Search United States History and Colonial America.

The article on North America has maps showing the physical geography, mineral resources, animals, plants, and climate – use the tab for “Historical Maps” on the side.


School Help:

Discovery Streaming: Search Middle Colonies, etc.   These video clips are also downloaded on the G drive–Video Clips Folder–History 8 Videos–Colonies

Brainpop:  Search Thirteen Colonies

SIRS Discoverer: Search Colonies, America.

ABC CLIO: Click on Era and then Regional Development of the Colonies.

Web Sites:

United States History  (U.S. State Department) Find your region under the Colonial Period.

Internet Modern History Sourcebook: Colonial North America

Religious Pluralism in the Middle Colonies

Setting Up Paper Using MLA Format

MLA Format Set-up Tutorial Video