Evaluating Primary Source Web Sites: Examples
Other reputable directories that include some annotations:
Reviews of Web Sites
Journals such as the Journal of American History and CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries review web sites. Check with your library for these and other journals.
Link Search Example
A search on Google for sites that link to History Matters can be done by typing in link:historymatters.gmu.edu. This search finds more than 1000 sites linking to History Matters. A quick glance at these show that many are education sites (urls ending in .edu) - a sign that faculty and other educators find the site useful.
Image: 1867 letter written by Capt. Henry Hanson to Mr. Wikoff. VFM 1925 Manuscripts Collection, G.W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc. Courtesy of Westward by Sea: A Martime Perspective on American Expansion 1820-1890.