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Welcome to the American History Research Wiki
We hope you find this site useful for your study of the American past, and we invite you to contribute to it by adding new pages and evaluating the resources that others have already linked to.
In using the Wiki for academic work or general research, however, there are a number of things you must bear in mind.
- Like all wikis, this is a user-edited resource. It is not subject to peer review by experts in the field like the vast majority of academic publications, and should therefore NOT be cited in essays, dissertations etc. You should not assume the material on here is accurate. Primarily, it is intended to be an informative resource leading students to potential areas and material for research and not a definitive guide to American History!
- We have generally tried to protect course pages from unauthorised edits. However, Sheffield students should always rely first on the department website, the course syllabi, and MOLE/uSpace sites for information on the module. As the Wiki is a user-edited site, it would be all to easy otherwise to change important information like essay deadlines nefariously!
- While the University of Sheffield hosts the wiki, the content does not reflect the position of the institution. In order to encourage as many people to use the resource as possible, we have not limited user rights to Sheffield staff and students. As anyone can edit the Wiki, there is always the risk of inaccurate information, offensive language, links to spam, and copyrighted material appearing. If you notice any of these problems, we would encourage you to edit the afflicted page yourself or contact Andrew Heath to report the issue.
- Before using the site, please take a look at the 'How to' link in the sidebar on the left.
- Please be respectful of other users by employing appropriate language.
- Please do not delete the contributions of other users unless there are clear errors or other problems with the page (e.g. a bad link). If you disagree on another user's interpretation, feel free to make this clear, but do so by adding to the page rather than removing the idea you have contested.
- Please register for the site before editing it.