Whether you're a professional or a student, history is done largely
the same basic process:
- Reading and analyzing sources
- Writing up the analysis
This page concentrates on the sources. For writing tips and guidelines,
check out Writing History.
Indexes and jumping-off points:
- Using the Internet for Research"
a general introduction to Internet tools and techniques, with many useful URLS
- Index of Resources for
- a huge clearinghouse of links in all areas of history: the most
list of its kind, (though the huge size of the file makes it unwieldy)
- H-Net: Humanities and Social Sciences
- book reviews, searchable archives of over 80 e-mail discusion lists
on various topics related to history, and a wealth of other associated
- lots and lots of links to interesting (and sometimes off-beat) sites
covering the whole range of Western Civ: each link has a student-written
American and British History Resources on the Internet
- another clearinghouse, more specialized
- The Labyrinth
- a place to start investigating medieval topics
- The Perseus Project
- has a lot of Greek material, with Roman info forthcoming
- a good collection of topical links, with descriptions and file-sizes
Primary Sources and HistoricalDocuments
- contains short primary documents, and links to many longer ones
- The Richard III Society
- this site includes a number of documents in 15th century English
as well as bibliographies, essays, and other material relating to Richard
III past and present
- The Age of
- an on-line exhibition of illuminated manuscripts (with background
from the Bibliotheque Nationale de France
Map Web Sites
- lots of links to cool old maps & other map-related sites
Alexander the Great Sites
- Alexander the Great homepage
A summary biography, with good images but little documentation, bibliography, or links.
- Alexander the Great: from history to eternity"
Graphics-intensive and mostly-text versions of a summary biography, with links to primary sources and other on-line material, and a separate, unannotated bibliography. This appears to be a demo version of a planned multimedia CD, whose Italian creators are almost (but not quite) pefectly fluent in English.
- Alexander the Great
A more elaborate site, with bio, map, graphics, commentary on myths & movies, & a good bibliography.
- Yet another Alexander the Great page
Plain text, difficult to read and not too exciting, no hint who wrote it, but some of the pictures are nice (esp. the big Tiepolo).
- The Murder of Philip
Bibliography (with links to some primary texts) relating to the assassination of Philip of Macedon, Alexander's father.
Miscellaneous Interesting Sites