How do I find new links to the site?
There are a number of ways you can find new links:
1. Use a search engine (e.g. Google. Try a few search terms. If you are searching for something on the Civil Rights era you might try a search term along the lines of "Civil Rights"+archive or "Martin Luther King"+documents for example. This will require some imagination and perseverance but it is amazing the kind of material you can turn up. You can also try more generic searches for 'digital collection', 'digital archive', 'electronic archive' etc. If you are searching for a specific source, archive.org often has the full text, especially for books or pamphlets over a hundred years old.
2. Try exploring the digital collections of Federal and State Libraries and Major Research Libraries, especially those of big universities like Harvard, Princeton, Columbia, Berkeley, and Stanford. These often have a number of collections that may be of interest. The Library of Congress, for example, maintains the wonderful American Memory site, which contains links to all sorts of digital archives put together by the institution.
Note here that American universities carry the domain name '.edu', while government institutions use '.gov'. You should use your judgment, but sites with these domain names are likely be more reliable than sites with advertising, pop-ups, and '.com' domain names. That does not mean you should not link to .com sites, but you might want to state on the page you create any doubts you might have about reliability.
3. Remember that our definition of what constitutes a historical source is broad. A youtube clip of the Nixon-Kennedy presidential debates in 1960, for example, would be an excellent addition to the site; so too (for the secondary sources section) are interviews with prominent historians.
4. Browse the library shelves, use STAR to browse by classmark, or search the online catalogue at Sheffield. Then you can add to our hard copies section.
5. Once you've found a site leave it open in a window so you can copy the URL. Now follow the instructions on How do I create a page?