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HIST 299 Research Guide : Web Resources

Evaluate Web Sources!

Want a quick way to remember to evaluate websites?  Use:

C redibility

A ccuracy

R easonableness

S upport

For more detailed information, see attatched handout.

Google Advanced Search

Try Google Advanced Search to expertly refine your topic and narrow your search to particular regions, formats and site domains!

If you search Google for information on your topic, you may want to add the words primary documents, diaries, personal narratives, or archives to your search terms.

Primary Sources on the Web

You may want to use web resources for your historical research and there are many good sites that are reliable that you can use, even for primary sources. Try some of the tips and tools at the site  Primary Sources on the Web: Finding, Evaluating, Using provided by the American Library Association's Reference and User Services Association. It's a good place to start!.

A Sampling of Authoritative Web Resources