primary sources

Evaluating Primary Source Web Sites: Examples

Other Subject Directories

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 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.