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Western Civilization: Web Resources

Domain Suffixes

The domain suffix of a website (the postscript at the end of a web address) can be a good indicator of the the website's authority and accuracy.

  • .com Commercial Site
  • .gov Government Agency
  • .edu Higher Education
  • .org Organization. May be charitable, religious, or a lobbying group.
  • .mil Military
  • .net Internet Service Provider
As you conduct your research, you may find external website sources providing additional information, research or commentary. As with any external source, please fully evaluate and verify against assignment resource parameters. If you have questions on selection of a resource, please feel free to connect with the course professor for review.

Library vs. Google

Web Resources

CIA World Factbook

"Provides basic intelligence on the history, people, government, economy, energy, geography, environment, communications, transportation, military, terrorism, and transnational issues for 266 world entities."

Exploring Celtic 

"An online coursebook suitable for undergraduates introducing the field of Celtic Studies: the various kinds of evidence available about Celtic-speaking communities through over two millennia and the methods available for understanding them."

The Labyrinth:  Resources for Medieval Studies

"medieval studies primary and secondary resources from around the world"

Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media

"More than sixty projects, including online resources for teachers; online collections, exhibits and collecting sites; open-source software; and forums to develop knowledge and build community among those in the humanities working with digital technology."

Getty Images

Collection of sketchbooks, drawings, watercolors, rare prints and early photographs.

Global Middle Ages

"An ambitious effort by an international collaboration of scholars to see the world whole, c. 500 to 1500 CE, to deliver the stories of lives, objects, and actions in dynamic relationship and change across deep time."


"Presents detailed and accurate historical maps of several countries in an innovative way"

Perseus Digital Library 

"Covers the history, literature and culture of the Greco-Roman world"

Prosopography of the Byzantine World 

"A project covering the period AD 1025-1180,"

How do I evaluate websites for credibility? Try this checklist!