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Historiography & Research Methods


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Locating and Evaluating Primary Sources

Using Primary Sources on the Web

Designed to provide researchers with information to help evaluate internet sources and the quality of primary materials found online.

World History Sources

Use this website to locate and analyze online primary sources

Selected Websites

Battle Lines: Letters from America's Wars

BBC’s British History

Britannia History

British History Online

EuroDocs: Primary Sources

From the Home Front and the Front Lines (U.S.)

Internet History Sourcebooks Project (world)

Library of Congress: American Memory Collections

Rutgers Oral History Archives (U.S.)

Tudor History

Veterans History Project (U.S.)

























Your Librarian

Jill Lichtsinn
Phone: 982-5015
Office: 114 Funderburg Library


(260) 232-2755




Manchester University • 604 E. College Ave., North Manchester, Ind. 46962 • 260-982-5000