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HISTORY 110 - U.S. Colonial - 1800 - Prof. Williams: Selected Internet Resources

Using the Internet for Primary Research

Search Strategies

I. There are writings an documents from the colonial time period freely available in digital archives online.

When searching online for primary sources, try including a person or place name and one of these keywords in your search: memoirs, letters, archives, history, narratives, speeches, correspondence, or diaries.

Example: Letters Colonial New Spain


II. As shown below, to narrow your Google search to academic or non-profit websites pair your search with the command site: .edu (education) or .org (organization, museum, archive).

Example: de Champlaign and Quebec site:.edu

Large Digital Collections