History & Culture Research Guides

Explore curated lists of history and culture resources compiled by various library branches within the Smithsonian Libraries.

American Art and Portrait Gallery Library subject guide - General topics in American art, American history and biography, art appraisals and more.

Anacostia Community Museum Library subject guide - Topics related to African American history and culture, as well as urban communities.

History of Science research guide - Comprehensive list of freely available resources on many fields within the history of science, along with some of its major personalities, compiled by staff at the Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology.

National Air and Space Museum Library subject guide - Focus on aeronautics, astronomy, aviation history, and space sciences.

National Museum of American History Library research guide - Extensive list covering American history and culture, political science, military history, women's history, American immigration, as well as the history of science, medicine and technology. 

National Postal Museum Library subject guide - Links to resources on postal history and philately (stamp collecting).

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