Not all that sparkles is gold and this can be especially true when it comes to sources you find on the internet.
The University of California Berkeley has put together a very helpful website to help you evaluate internet resources.
Not the most intuitive website, but a great literary 'virtual' tour of the city. See what notable authors have lived in DC and what areas of the city they have called home. You can browse this site alphabetically, by region, or by affiliation (Civil War era, Jewish, Radicals, etc).
While not a scholarly site, per se, this resource could serve as great launching point or source of inspiration for research.
This site was researched and written by Zachary M. Schrag, author of The Great Society Subway: A History of the Washington Metro (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006).
[For primary sources relating to transportation history of DC, take a look at the Local Resources section of this guide.]
Various web resources about DC's neighborhoods, including resources and stories from WAMU (local NPR affiiate), NPR, Cultural Tourism DC, DC Registry, and H-Net.
Portrait of Lincoln holding a document in his left hand, facing slightly left.
from The Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana
from the website:
"American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. It is a digital record of American history and creativity. These materials, from the collections of the Library of Congress and other institutions, chronicle historical events, people, places, and ideas that continue to shape America, serving the public as a resource for education and lifelong learning."
Below is a sampling of the content:
Explore this resource for yourself! You can browse collections by topic, time period, or place.