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HIS 216: Local News, History and Resources

Information pertaining to Poughkeepsie, the Hudson Valley, and the state of New York

Evaluating Information on the Open Internet

THINK before you use a website for your project!

  • If you are only using Google and Wikipedia, you may not be finding the best information available on your topic. 
  • If you are being asked to use scholarly resources, Search RitzDiscovery or visit Getting Started with Research.
  • If you are unsure whether or not you can use a particular website, review this guide from Johns Hopkins U on Evaluating Information.
  • The website links included on this page have been reviewed and selected by a librarian.
  • Need help citing a website?

News Websites

Local History Research Tools

New York State Historic Archives

Link to HRVH (Hudson River Valley Heritage) ;

Link to Sound & Story Project Audio Archives

Link to the New York State Archives  

Link to the NYPL (New York Public Library) Digital Collections    

New York State  

Link to New York Heritage Digital Collections  

Link to the NYC Department of Records  


Historical Societies

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