Summary: The selection of 250 proven Web sites for U.S. History focuses students on quality sources for historical research. Providing chronologically arranged starting points for Internet research, this volume directs students to document, audio, video, and image collections for authoritative and reliable investigation, eliminating time-consuming Internet searches. Sites cover a broad range of political, social, and cultural sources from early Native American legal cases, to ...show more Civil War photographs, to Jazz Age African American sheet music.
Tools and features help students identify particular sites of interest. A substantive review of each featured Web site identifies research topics best served by the site, and select illustrations depict what students will find. Indexes by subject and by medium help students locate appropriate Web sites for specific projects. The guide also contains an appendix on using search engines and a useful glossary of Internet terminology. In addition, a book companion site provides access to the "History Matters" Web site and other helpful research aids.
A useful introduction helps students find, evaluate, and use online sources independently. Intended for the experienced Web surfer and the novice alike, the introduction encourages the development of good research habits through discussion of primary and secondary sources, tips on evaluating Web site content, and advice on electronic source citation and avoiding plagiarism. ...show less