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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Free Online Historical Dictionary

Today I discovered a free online historical dictionary at History Today. According to the website, “The dictionary is a compendium of facts, figures, mini biographies and definitions of historical terms.  It covers people, places, key events and epochs. “

To access information, simply type a term into the search box. I typed in “Battle of
Gettysburg,” and got a 100-word article of basic information about that event. Although the site is not very useful for in depth research, it might be good for finding quick information about minor events that occur in the time period about which you are writing. You can also browse the site by period, location and themes. This site is a companion to the magazine History Today.

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