Achieve your history research goals by learning about Web sites with primary sources. CSU’s History Librarian will show where links to some topical sites can be found (for example, US History, Colorado History, World War I, World War II, Medieval Europe, Medieval Middle East, etc.)—and what selected sites look like. See images of scrolls, books, documents, photographs, and posters. See and hear stories told by war veterans. While the bulk of the sites shown will be on the free Web, a select number will feature library databases available only to CSU affiliates. A brief amount of time in the session will be spent discussing how to find primary sources on the Web so that attendees interested in additional historical topics will have some strategies for finding resources on them. Please keep in mind that not every historical event has digitized resources, and, in addition, geographical location (or more to the point, the government(s) in certain places) can play a huge role in the likelihood of there being funds and/or willingness to digitize and/or make available materials to researchers. Nevertheless, there are a lot of really valuable primary sources out there!
Goals and Target Audience:
Attendees will leave having seen dozens of Web sites with primary sources of interest to research in history. A jump-off URL will be provided so that after the session attendees will be able to view the shown sites (and many others) at their leisure. Anyone interested in history is the targeted audience.