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HIS 141 - Northwest - History of the United States I: Selected Websites

Evaluating Websites

Consider the following five criteria:

1.  Accuracy - Is the information correct?

2.  Authority - What are the author's credentials?

3.  Coverage - Is the content covered comprehensively?

4.  Currency - Is the information current?

5.  Purpose - Is the content biased?

If you're not certain, ask a librarian!


There are many web sites devoted to American history. Here are just a few: