Digital Humanities Directory

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Digital Collections

The South Carolina Encyclopedia

The Digital South Carolina Encyclopedia is a comprehensive reference source of the people, places, events, things, achievements, and ideals that have contributed to the evolution of the Palmetto State. Consisting of almost 2000 entries with more than 1100 digital assets.

SC State Library's Guide to Digital Collections in South Carolina

The South Carolina State Library provides a guide to digital collections available throughout the state. Higher education institutions, public libraries, and other organizations often offer digital collections for public access.

UofSC Libraries Digital Collections

Consistent with the University Libraries’ mission to make collections accessible worldwide, the Digital Collections department scans rare, unique, and fragile items held by University Libraries and publishes them online for researchers on campus and around the world. Every effort is made to portray true color and likeness without any editing. All items are described, many can be downloaded, and all can be cited in your research.

Library of Congress Digital Collections

The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, newspapers, maps and manuscripts in its collections. The Library is the main research arm of the U.S. Congress and the home of the U.S. Copyright Office. The Library preserves and provides access to a rich, diverse and enduring source of knowledge to inform, inspire and engage you in your intellectual and creative endeavors.

Smithsonian Libraries Online Exhibitions

Developed for middle school audiences and up, the Smithsonian's online exhibitions explore topics like the art and science of color; the history of American gardens; and the intersection of 19th century science and literature.

Why It Matters: Civic and Electoral Participation features more than 1,000 programs that explore questions around civic participation as it related to electoral engagement in a multivocal democracy.

POV Engage

POV (a cinema term for “point of view”) is television’s longest-running showcase for independent nonfiction films, with 14-16 of the best, boldest, and most innovative programs premiering every year on PBS. Working in partnerships with grassroots groups and NGOs, POV Engage aspires to enhance community programming, extend the reach of POV's films, and strengthen community engagement.

K-12 Resources


EDSITEment offers free resources for teachers, students, and parents searching for high-quality K-12 humanities education materials in the subject areas of history and social studies, literature and language arts, foreign languages, arts, and culture. EDSITEment is a partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Trust for the Humanities.

National History Day - Student Resources

National History Day® offers students a variety of resources to help in the creation of their National History Day projects.

SC Discus

Discus – South Carolina’s Virtual Library is the “information place” for all South Carolinians. Discus, which stands for Digital Information for South Carolina Users, provides free access to an electronic library that’s available 24/7.

Study SC

Study SC is loaded with web resources for K-12 homework help, projects, and more. It also provides teachers with lesson plans and other content to support classroom activities. Created by the South Carolina State Library, StudySC is arranged by grade level and subject area, and it meets South Carolina-specific curriculum standards.

Knowitall features a wide assortment of over 8,600 media assets, created by South Carolina ETV with a variety of partners for preK-12. The content has been optimized for tablets and mobile devices for one-to-one learning.

Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle

"Created Equal" is a program of the National Endowment for the Humanities that encourages communities and classrooms across the country to revisit the history of civil rights in America and to reflect on the ideals of freedom and equality that have helped bridge deep racial and cultural divides in our civic life. The "Created Equal" project offers scholarly resources and program guides to help Americans to reflect on the legacy and meaning of our shared civil rights history.

Digital Newspapers

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers

Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1963 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress.

Historical Newspapers of South Carolina

Historical Newspapers of South Carolina provides free online access to historical local and regional newspapers originating throughout South Carolina since 1815. The South Carolina Digital Newspaper Program (SCDNP) at the University of South Carolina Libraries participated in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) from 2009 through 2015. NDNP is a national effort to preserve America's historical newspapers, made possible by generous grant funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and with support of the Library of Congress (LC).