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Finding Web Resources: History
There are many Web resources relating to History, but as with all information found on the Internet, the quality varies widely. For help in evaluating Web information and using search tools, see Finding Quality Web Information.
Sites created by research agencies, government departments, and professional organizations, such as the American Historical Association and the Canadian Historical Association can be regarded as authoritative.
The following guides (or metapages) serve as starting points for locating History information on the Web. For a selection of more specialized websites, see other sections of this History Research Guide, organized under the categories of Background Information, People, and Organizations.
American and British History Resources on the Internet (Rutgers University Libraries)
Best of History Web Sites (T. Daccord)
Although “created for history teachers, students, and general history enthusiasts”, University students will also find this guide useful for locating History information on the Web. Available as a book at D16.255.C65D3 2007.
Canadian History on the Web (S. Neylan, Wilfrid Laurier University)
History Gateway (Academic Info)
History On-Line (Institute of Historical Research, University of London)
The Catalogued websites can be searched or browsed by Type of History, Geographical Area, Time Period, and Type of Resource.
Voice of the Shuttle: History
WWW-VL History Central
Created by: Betty Jeffery, B.A., M.L.S.
Instruction & Education Services Librarian
Date Created: 05-June-2003
Date Revised: 26-August-2011