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HIS 102A - Western Civilization - 1648-1914: Web Resources

This can be tricky...

There are pitfalls to avoid when searching the web.

Look at our brief tutorial on Evaluating Websites:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=gBe4WKcQzVI

Websites

Here are some examples of reliable websites:

Internet History SourcebookS Project:  Modern History  http://www.fordham.edu/Halsall/index.asp

"The Internet History Sourcebooks Project is a collection of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts presented cleanly (without advertising or excessive layout) for educational use."

There are entries under many of the people on your list. If you call up the name of the peron you are researching, one of the the top 5-10 entries will probably lead to to this site i.e.' Peter the Great and the Rise of Russia.'

http://www.britannia.com/history/monarchs/mon51.html  for article on Mary Stuart

Wolfram - Internet Science Resources   http://scienceworld.wolfram.com/biography//

 

   Use the search bar on the left - use for Diderot,  Voltaire, etc.

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