United States History – Research Guides and Websites
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 (see below).
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
Research Sources U.
W. Library ->
Research Guide -- Reference
Top 25 Databases
U.W. “Starting Point for Historical Research”
U.W. Web Gateway to African American StudiesOther Research
Major Online Journals
Life and History
academic and excellent websites
War & Reconstruction (1861-1877)
of Industrialization (1877-1929)
Great Depression (1930-1941)
War II (1941-1945)
Cold War At Home and Abroad (1945-1990)
World War II America (1945-2000)
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GUIDE TO AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY