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Finding Sources on the Internet

There is a lot of information (primary sources, secondary sources, and photographs) available on the Internet. Unfortunately, the poor sites outnumber the good ones and are easier to find.

Good starting places for learning how to evaluate websites:

Historians and the Web: A Beginner’s Guide 

Reference Shelf: Evaluating Online Resources 

Thinking Critically about World Wide Web Resources 

Good websites for locating primary source documents:

Using Primary Sources on the Web 

Internet Sourcebooks 

Primary Sources on the Web 

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