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History Research Methods and Resources

Primary Sources


Best of History Web Sites. "Best of History Web Sites, created by EdTechTeacher Inc, is an award-winning portal that contains annotated links to over 1200 history web sites..." It includes a Primary Source Collections.

Primary Source FAQ: How to locate in our library primary sources such as narratives, correspondence, diaries, interviews, and memoirs.

The World Digital Library (WDL) "makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world."

Google Scholar

Use Google Scholar for "...a search of scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources, including theses, books, abstracts and articles.” Read the library guide called How do I use Google Scholar?


Using Advanced Search in Google

View the video below to learn a variety of ways to use Google's "Advanced Search" feature. This tool can help you improve finding quality content, reduce the typically huge number of results, and improve the likelihood of finding your desired content when using Google.

Go directly to the advanced search page using this URL:


Google Advanced Search by Ed Tech Teacher