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History: U.S., Western, & Utah: Western Hist. Sites

This guide is to help users access credible resources in U.S., Western and local History.

Western American History Sites

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Arizona Memory Project 
Buffalo Soldiers 
Library of Western Fur Trade Sources 
Manifest Destiny 

Subject Guide

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Jamie Dwyer
Contact:
Markosian Library,
Taylorsville-Redwood Campus
4600 South Redwood Road
Salt Lake City, UT 84123
801-957-4685
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Evaluating Websites

When using the Web for research, it is important to evaluate what you find, because no one curates or rates it.  There are different methods of deciding if a source is credible, but an easy-to-remember evaluation acronym to use is CRAAP:

CURRENCY    
timeliness of the information

RELEVANCE
importance of the information for your needs

AUTHORITY
source of the information

ACCURACY
reliability and correctness of the content

PURPOSE
the reason for it or why the information exists