Websites: Web research can be very useful and lead
to much useful and important information. While every effort has
been made to list only "reliable" sites, researchers
should be aware that control of sites change (often without notice)
from time to time and, thus, the reliability and point of view
of the website may change (for better or worse). One of the best
uses of web information is to locate good primary and secondary
sources that should be directly examined. Websites also go out
of existence, so, for scholarly work, they are not reliable sources,
like a published work which, presumably, will always be available
in some library (Library of Congress) for examination. Beware
especially of quoting or otherwise relying upon unidentified opinions
found on websites.
guide to web research:
your library BEFORE you start your web research.
You will learn many terms that will be useful in your web
research. You should read at least one good, broad secondary
source on the subject before starting your research.
how to do web research. Google has a very good set of instructions.
the site you are using. Find out who is responsible for
it. An example of a very good site is the Avalon Project
at the Yale Law School (use Google to find it.)
the original printed source of the information given on
the site. You may have to use your library sources or a research
librarian to help you. Cite both the internet source
and the printed source.
Guides and Resources - African American Urban History in the
- go to: American
History – Research Guides and Websites
go to: African
American History - Research Guides and Websites
(listing many internet links – great research tool)
Digital Schomburg: Images
of African Americans from the 19th Century
One of many noteworthy projects from the Schomburg Center,
this digital photo album is searchable by broad category
(such as "family," "education," "civil
war," or by keywords. Also included are brief essays
that give an introduction to the photographs, as well as
the broader topic of searching the past.
Dred Scott Digital Project
Digitized documents, full text transcriptions, portraits,
chronology, and other research materials on the Dred Scott
case. From Washington University Libraries.
African-American History Links:
in the West - Late 19th Century