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HIS 222: Pittsburgh: Past, Present, Future: Websites

Pittsburgh: Past, Present and Future

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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 broader and more general aspects and topics that include Pittsburgh, Southwestern PA, and Pennsylvania history.  Most are searchable by keyword or browsable.

The sites below contain collections of primary sources relating to Pittsburgh history.

specific topic in pittsburgh history

The following websites below pertain to specific topics within Pittsburgh's history.  They are listed under these linked headings:

Also, more information about these topics can be found in the Broad Topic Sites column (left).

Colonization / French & Indian War / Whiskey Rebellion

Western Expansion


Modern Urbanism / Urban Renewal

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