Archaeology and Anthropology Links

American Association of Anthropologists – the world’s largest professional organization of individuals interested in anthropology.

Archaeological Institute of America – includes information about publications, fieldwork, and news.

The Athena Review: Journal of Archaeology, History, and Exploration – includes back issues, glossaries, exhibition reports and a guide to archaeology on the Internet.

Bibarch – a glossary of biblical archaeological terms and phrases.

Society for American Archaeology – an international organization dedicated to the research, interpretation, and protection of the archaeological heritage of the Americas.


Organization of American Historians Founded in 1907, the Organization of American Historians (OAH) is the largest professional society dedicated to the teaching and study of American history.

Library of Congress Civil War Maps – materials from three premier collections: the Library of Congress Geography and Map Division, the Virginia Historical Society, and the Library of Virginia.

Indexing Resources

Publications – documents produced by the History/Archaeology Special Interest Group of the American Society for Indexing.

American Society for Indexing (ASI) Online Reference Shelf

Other ASI Special Interest Group Websites

General Resources

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion resources – ASI has compiled a list of resources to guide language usage in racial, gender, and disability topics

The Open Directory Project – the largest, most comprehensive human-edited directory of the Web. Updated by volunteers.

Spider’s Apprentice – a helpful guide to choosing and using major search engines.

100 Search Engines for Academic Research – an up-to-date collection to assist you in discovering the very best search engine for finding the academic results you’re looking for.

Academic Earth – collection of free online college courses from the world’s top universities.

Name Authorities

Virtual International Authority File – combines multiple name authority files in one search

Library of Congress – a very useful site for verifying names. You can browse and view authority headings for Subject, Name, Title and Name/Title combinations.

Huridocs (the Human Rights Monitoring and Documentation Series – guide to recording names of persons.

Biographical Directory of the U.S. Senate – names of present and past members.

US House of Representatives – member directory, includes a link to a PDF file of members with duplicate or similar names.

International Federation of Library Associations – names of persons: national usages

International Plant Names Index – a database of the names and associated basic bibliographical details of seed plants, ferns and fern allies. Its goal is to eliminate the need for repeated reference to primary sources for basic bibliographic information about plant names.

Personal Names – the etymology and history of first names.

The Indexer Centrepieces – dozens of articles on indexing names.

Japanese names – 100 most common Japanese family names.

Dutch, German, Austrian, Flemish and Afrikaans names

Khoe-San names (African click languages)

Medieval Names – collection of articles on medieval and renaissance names.

Geographical Names – The Getty Thesaurus of Geographical Names Online.

Arabic name resources
       Heather Hedden, “Arabic Names” The Indexer (2007)
       AElfwine Mischler, “Indexing Arabic Names” series
Noeline Bridge, Indexing Names, Chapter 3.
       Chicago Manual of Style, 17e. 16.75

African American History

African Diaspora Archaeology Network – information about African American archaeology, history and cultures. – This website is dedicated to providing reference materials on the history of people of African ancestry around the world. It includes an online encyclopedia of hundreds of famous and lesser known figures in African American history, Global African history and specifically the history of African Americans in the West. also has full text primary documents and major speeches of black activists and leaders from the 18th Century to the present.


Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships – Naval Historical Center site.

Liberty Ships Index

Naval Technical Board – History – an archive for essays about technical naval matters from various authors.

Miscellaneous Information

Greek Alphabet – mathematical site.

Units of Measurement Dictionary – Written by Russ Rowlett, retired Professor of Education and Adjunct Professor of Mathematics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Site includes paper sizes, metric conversions, nutritional daily values (U.S.), hat sizes, Beaufort Scales, etc.