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There is a huge amount of information on the Internet but the quality is variable. Some reliable sources are suggested below.
See also the tips and suggestions to help you evaluate what's good and what's not!
General archaeology-related sites
The site of the journal. Doesn't provide online access to articles, but does have a searchable handbook which locates current digs, and local organizations.
A portal allowing cross-searching of numerous scientific journals and public science databases.
Archeurope Educational Resources
Archaeology in Europe. Includes sections on Prehistory, Roman, Early Medieval, Anglo-Saxon, Later Medieval, Post Medieval and General archaeology. Also has a list of useful websites.
ABZU: a guide to information related to the study of the Ancient Near East on the Web
Abzu, hosted by the library of the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago, is a searchable database of open access material (journals, articles, books, websites) relevant to the study of the Ancient Near East and the Ancient Mediterranean world.
This Web site is designed for those interested in the ongoing excavations at Çatalhöyük, Turkey. Its aim is to provide information about the activities of the Project and of the different aspects of the research being conducted at Çatalhöyük.
Tips on evaluating websites
Before believing the information given on a web site, or quoting it in your essay or project, think about the following:
- Who is responsible for the page/site?
- Is it a reliable organisation (eg a well known university) or a subject expert?
- Can you trust them?
Accuracy and reliability
- Is the information correct?
- Is the grammar and spelling correct?
- Is it complete, or are they just giving one point of view?
- Do they have their own agenda eg political organisations?
- Is the information fact or opinion?
- Can you tell how up-to-date it is?
- Is it regularly updated?
- You don't want to quote out-of-date information
Audience / relevance
- Is the information of the right level to be quoted in your project? If it is aimed at the general public or school children it might not be!
- Is the site well structured and easy to navigate?
- Are the links from the page up-to-date and valid?
- If it is well designed and maintained then you can feel more confident about the information it provides
Organizations and Institutions