Anyone can put information on the web, so how can you tell if it's reliable and accurate?
Useful websites that are relevant to American and Canadian Studies include:
Library of Congress hosted gateway to digitised primary resources on American history – includes sound and film resources as well as text-based documents.
Documenting the American South
Online collection of sources relating to the history of the American South from colonial times to early 20th Century.
A searchable database of selected articles and illustrations from Harper’s Weekly magazine for 1857-1912, as well as themed collections, essays and bibliographies.
There is a huge range of information on the Internet, but you need to be vigilant about the quality of what you find. Using subject gateways and sites which are created by subject specialists will ensure that you find information that has been evaluated for its academic quality.