I don't surf the web with any great frequency, so this can only be an extremely selective list of websites that I have found particularly useful. Many of the sites may change URLs from time to time, so you may have to search for them.
These are the archives that I have used thus far.
Rare Book Collections and Libraries
Organizations dedicated to siege warfare
Organizations dedicated to warfare more generally
Journals dedicated to Military History
Online sources on early modern warfare
Organizations, Institutions and Journals
General History websites
Websites on specific topics, regions or periods
Historical Sources online
There are also several historical journals available online, although for many you need to subscribe or else access them through a university library portal. Worthy of particular mention are
While creating the note-taking database, I've done cursory research into various qualitative and quantitative research methods. Below are some websites that may be of use.
For specific software used to do research; I have listed them in no particular order, nor have I exhaustively tested each one. All of these have demos you can download to compare and test for yourself. It would of course be useful if you knew what your research needs were before trying these. My own Access database serves my purposes quite well, although there are a few features in a few of these products that I wouldn't mind having.
Suggestions on creating a website
For practicing your foreign language comprehension, radio websites are an excellent place to visit. The web works better than many inexpensive short-wave radios, and several different stations are available at all times of day. The all-talk (e.g. news) stations come in quite well with a 56K connection and you can learn a foreign take on the world news at the same time. It's also good to hear voices of differing difficulty levels, as people are interviewed and different reporters give their own reports.
For France, check out www.rfi.fr - Radio France internationale
Interesting maps (animated and static) online
Map publishers and stores
The Web is a godsend for people looking for used and out-of-print books, as many bookstores' stock is online, and searchable through several meta-search engines. For foreign books, don't forget to check out the foreign bookstores online.
Some "meta" search engines that compare prices at a number of online bookstores:
Foreign language search engines are useful for finding sites that won't always come up in American searches. Some engines include:
Last Update 10/01/2002