Internet sites for History

  •  History gateways/search tools

    Other libraries/library catalogues

    Specific sites

    Museum/Government sites

    Selecting Internet sources

    There is a huge amount of information available on the Internet, from academic research to misinformation and trivia. Anybody can create their own web page and make it available on the Web. You need to be selective in the sites you choose for your academic research and evaluate them just as you would printed sources. The Library has produced two guides which can help you do this:

    • Evaluating Web Sources the Web contains good quality information as well as trivia and misinformation. You need to evaluate the sources you find before making use of them in your work. This guide considers the ABC of evaluating web sources.
    • Citing information sources and plagiarism citing (also called referencing) is an essential part of your academic work. This guide explains why you need to reference correctly and how to do it using different systems, eg Harvard (author-date).