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Welcome to the MERLOT History Portal, an educational resource for teaching and learning. Use this portal to discover online learning materials, MERLOT members, journals, professional organizations, and news in your discipline.

You are also invited to join MERLOT – it's free! As a member of MERLOT, you can contribute to this growing community of instructors and students by using and rating the learning materials you find, submitting online learning materials for evaluation that you have created or that you have used.

MERLOT prides itself on the peer reviews of material in our collection. As a member you can become a peer reviewer which has many benefits! The peer review process for evaluating the teaching and learning resources in MERLOT follows a standard model and is led by Editors and editorial boards. Faculty members are selected in accordance with MERLOT guidelines. For more information, email or visit our Peer Review Information page.


Hundreds of photographs, documents, and film clips to browse to discover the connection between some of the National Archives' most treasured records.

National Archives Experience: Digital Vaults in MERLOT

New Materials

UCL Press: Open Access/Open Science University Press
UCL Press, University College London, is the first fully Open Access University...
The Civil War, National Park Service
In honor of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the National Parks Service...
WebQuests & Web Projects
This is a collection of Webquests and Web Projects created by Social Studies...
U.S. Public Health Service Syphilis Study at Tuskegee
Narrative and accompanying archives related to the US Public Health Service...
Contagion: Historical Views of Diseases and Epidemics
Digital library collection pertaining to medicine and important moments in...
Doctor or Doctress? Explore American history through the eyes of women physicians
"The collections at the Drexel University College of Medicine Legacy Center...
the Earl J. Arnold Advertising Card Collection - 1885
Trade or advertising card scrapbook of 194 pages, visionary art compiled by...
Course Redesign Stage 2
Merlot Course Redesign Stage 2
Current Events eLessons
Collections of lesson plans about current constitutional rights issues in the...

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