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Honors US History: Change in America, 1877-1945: Websites

Is Wikipedia a reliable source?


  • Britannica Academic On your article page, click on Related for links to recommended websites.
  • SweetSearch History, A Search Engine for Students searches only credible websites approved by research experts. 
  • Google Limit your search to reliable domains by including the phrase AND site:edu OR site:gov (edu for educational institutions in the U.S.; gov for U.S. government and U.S. state government entities.
    • Note that universities may allow their students to use the edu domain. If there is a tilde (~) in the URL, it may be a personal student page which is not monitored by the institution. In this case it may not be a reliable site.


For more information on finding reliable websites, see the guide Find and Evaluate Websites.