Here are some tips for finding your way around the America's Story
This site map is a clickable list of all the sections and subsections contained on this Web site. It is similar to a table of contents and can be helpful if you are looking for a particular subject. There is a link to the site map on the bottom of every page and on the left side of this page.
Navigating the site
The America's Story site is made up of five sections. These sections
contain lots of stories about people, places, and time periods in America's
- Meet Amazing Americans: Individuals and groups of people
who are important to America.
- Jump Back in Time: Time periods and particular days in America's
- Explore the States: Things that happened in particular US
- Join America at Play: American pastimes and recreational
- See, Hear and Sing: Movies, voices and music from America's
You can visit any of these sections by clicking on the round buttons
at the top of the page.
Where am I?
Home > Help
At the bottom of every page, there is a navigation aid which tells you
where you are in the site. On this page, it looks like this:
You can click on the underlined words to go to that page of the site.
||At the top of every page is a Help
button. You can click on the Help button any time to return to this
Getting to the Stories
When you see pictures that look like this, you can click on it to read
a story about the picture.
||This button takes you to the next
page of the story.
||This button takes you back to the
previous page of the story.
||This means you have reached the
end of the story. You can click on it to find more stories about
the same subject.
Pictures and Media
Many of the images on the site have larger versions. If you see this
magnifier icon, it means you can click on the image to see a larger
picture. Sometimes the larger picture shows things the smaller one doesn't,
so be sure to explore!
Credits for images can also be found on the enlargement pages.
of the stories talk about sounds and music in the Library's collections.
For more information about how to hear these sound clips, go to How
to access audio.
of the stories talk about movies in the Library's collections. For more
information about viewing these movies, go to How
to access video.
Some portions of this site use the Macromedia Flash plug-in for animation and interactivity. Flash is used for visual effects, and a few of the games. If you do not have the Flash player installed, all critical content on the site will still work. For more information about how to install and use Flash, go to Help with Flash.
For help with sending or receiving Postcards, please go to Help
For help with the Scavenger Hunt, please
go to the page for Help
with Scavenger Hunt.