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Local History

This guide will introduce you to resources you can use when researching local history (Western PA)

Why use websites?

image of laptop screen on the internetWebsites are great resources because:

  • They can contain a wide variety of information on all sorts of topics and in many formats.
  • They are helpful for current events, reports, data, etc.
  • Scholars are increasingly using personal websites, blogs, Open Access databases, and sharing collaborative projects openly online.
  • You'll have access to these resources after you graduate!

Reliable Websites

Below is a list of websites to get you started. Keep in mind it is not a definitive list, so use your Google search tips to find additional credible websites.

Google Search Tips

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