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AP U.S. History: 1900-Present: Websites

Wikipedia's general disclaimer: "Wikipedia cannot guarantee the validity of the information found here. The content of any given article may recently have been changed, vandalized or altered by someone whose opinion does not correspond with the state of knowledge in the relevant fields."

Find reliable websites

  • 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:gov OR site:edu  (gov for U.S. federal and state government agencies; edu for educational institutions in the U.S.)
    • 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.


CITING WEBSITES IN NOODLETOOLS
 
PLEASE NOTE: Do not copy and paste complete citations from web pages if given. NoodleTools cannot generate footnotes from copies and pasted citation.

Remember: a website is an online source you discover through Google (or another search engine) as opposed to a subscription database you access through the library.

To cite a source on a website, choose Website.

  • Websites can contain many kinds of sources including: Reference articles, ebook content, journal articles, primary sources, newspaper articles, speech transcripts, images, etc.
  • If you can't determine it, select the source type from the list under Website in NoodleTools.
  • If it's not clear what type of source it is, choose Webpage.

 

If you would like help evaluating a source, see (or email) Mr. Padgett, Ms. Taylor, or Mr. Previti.
We're happy to help!