Below you will find links to online resources that have been chosen by Ms. Martin to help with your assignments.
- Sample Works Cited with List of Images Used
- To create your Works Cited, use a Citation Maker.
- How to Cite Photos:
- if your photo is used to make a point – cite it like you would for a quotation and include it in your Works Cited
- if you’re using for aesthetic purposes (i.e. to make something look nice), create a separate, numbered, List of Images Used. Include the “Name of the photo.” Name of the Web site.
- eBooks ~ electronic copies of books – lot of biographies! (Virtual Reference Library – part of InfoTrac); also try the Great Lives from History eBooks from Salem (same password as InfoTrac)
- Britannica School ~ if you’re using this from home, you’ll need a username & password (handout in library)
- Britannica ImageQuest ~ Access to nearly 3 Million rights-cleared images!
- Crash Course: US History videos
- CRAAP test (evaluating resources to determine if they’re research-worthy)
- Presidents of the United States ~ from The White House
- The American Experience: The Presidents ~ includes an overview of each of the presidents; certain presidents have in-depth information and videos; select a president from the drop-down menu
- American Presidents: an online reference resource ~ from the Miller Center of Public Affairs; features essays about the President’s life before, during, and after each presidential term
- The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden ~ from the Smithsonian & the National Museum of American History; scroll through the presidents’ portraits (top of page) to choose
- The U.S. Presidents ~ from The History Channel
- bio. ~ A&E’s Biography…click on the magnifying glass (top left) to search
Be sure to evaluate where you find your information!! There are a lot of “civil war buffs” out there…but where are they getting their information? Are they really experts in their field? Are they presenting historical “facts” or only presenting one side of the war? (e.g. civilwar.com is a for-profit business)
Apply the CRAAP test to evaluate your sources!
Online Reference Sources (formally published, accessible online)
- eBooks ~ Type “United States Civil War” or the name of the person you’re researching (last name, first name) in the search box – and use the same password as InfoTrac.
- InfoTrac’s Civil War portal page ~ books, magazine articles, newspaper articles, videos, pictures, etc. AND all the sources include citations for your works cited. Also try World History in Context and search United States Civil War.
- Britannica School ~ if you’re using this from home, you’ll need a username password (handout in library)
Recommended Web Sites
- Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877 ~ from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History