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U.S. Labor and Working Class History: Web Resources

Guide to library resources in U.S. Labor and Working Class History.

Labor History on the Internet - Table of Contents

The Internet is a rich source for historical documents, photographs, and oral histories.  The Web Sites listed here are only a sample of what is available.  If you search the Internet using Google or other search engines, make sure that you use credible web sites, by authorities in the field.  The best way to stay clear of Internet hoaxes and false sites is to use web sites from organizations and universities you know, such as the Smithsonian.

Searching the Web-Helpful Hints

  • Use keywords and key phrases that describe your research topic.
  • Use quotation marks to denote phrases (many search engines recognize common phrases, but it is better to tell the computer than let the computer tell you what you want).
  • Get to know your Search Engine! Does it have special or advanced features? How does it display results? Can you configure it to work differently?
  • Use Advanced Search Options, if available.  This will give you more control over your search and improve your results.

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