Summary: The of the World Digital Library is to be a resource in history, social studies, and geography. The website is somewhat interactive and provides a wealth of information on various topics in the subjects of history, social studies, and geography.
Content:The website’s homepage opens with a world map. Then a person can click on any country, where he or she will be lead to another page. On this page, the viewer can search many different topics and sort these by time period, subject, or type of item. Once an item is chosen, the viewer can read an informational page about the topic. Many of these pages contain at least one picture and other resource links.
Strengths: The website has many research topic choices and can be a great place to skim the surface on a topic being studied by students in class. It is also a good tool for a person who simply loves history and wants to browse. Additionally, the website is easy to navigate.
Weaknesses: The website focuses solely on topics in history and social studies. Some content may be limited for certain areas that do not have many posts.
Links:Here is an example of one of the many informational pages found on the website: http://www.wdl.org/en/item/134/?&r=NorthAmerica&a=-8000&b=2010&view_type=gallery. Here is another link that shows what the page with information about Southeast Asia looks like: http://www.wdl.org/en/search/gallery?&r=SoutheastAsia&a=-8000&b=2010
Overall Rating (out of 5): 4