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HIS 105: US History 1865 - Present: Websites

United States History: 1865 to the Beginning of the 21st Century

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The following are some general, basic criteria to consider when evaluating resources:  

Does the information presented seem accurate?
Are the facts verifiable?

Who is the author?
What expertise does he or she have on this topic?
Who sponsors the site?

What is the stated purpose of the site?
Examine the "About..." or "Mission" links on a web page.
What position or opinion is presented and does it seem biased?
What kind of sites does this one link to?

On what date was the page created?
Do you need more current information?
Do links on the site still work?

Would you quote information from this site in a college research paper?

sites to get started

The following websites pertain to all aspects of United States (and world) history.   Most are searchable by keyword or browsable.

1865 - present

The following websites pertain to more specific topics and aspects of United States history (1865 - present).  These sites are in order by topic, and are searchable and browsable.

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