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Resources for Creative Inspiration

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Time Machine

  • WhoWhatWhen is a database of people and events from 1000 A.D. to the present. Create graphic timelines of periods in history and of the lives of individuals. Examples:

Who was alive and what was happening in 1776?
Who was born/died on December 25th?
Which scientists were contemporaries of Pascal?
Which wars were being fought during Mozartâs lifetime?

Wayback Machine allows you to look at Website archives from other times.
Text Archive Download free books and texts. The Internet Archive Text Archive contains a wide range of fiction, popular books, children’s books, historical texts and academic books.
Audio Archive This library contains over two hundred thousand free digital recordings ranging from alternative news programming, to Grateful Dead concerts, to Old Time Radio shows, to book and poetry readings, to original music uploaded by our users.

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This and That

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