The article is devoted to the overview of the historical Internet-sources. The sources are classified into six groups according to their location and the way they are reproduced for the structurized research into historical processes. Methods of the search and selection of sources in terms of source analyses are examined. The latter involves analytical criticism when proving authenticity, determination of the degree of trustworthiness, reliability, and scientific significance of a source. In addition a comparative historical method is analyzed in order to provide an insight into a historical event or process exploiting comparison to other phenomena and processes. Use photos, video, fonodokumentiv as historical sources determines the special informational value to the historian-dzhereloznavtsya. The importance of these sources allows the researcher to reproduce, precise information on defined events and phenomena. After searching about the events of 2003-2004. Ukraine and Georgia among social networks like Facebook, VKontakte, Twitter, found established communities that are potential primary sources: memories, photos, videodokumenty, audizapysy. After analyzing the content of the events of 2003-2004. Ukraine and Georgia among social networks like Facebook, VKontakte, Twitter, there is a clear difference between the content of different social networks, the reasons for this difference requires further research. It should be noted that the activities of the content is still not guarantee its accuracy and so our analysis is not complete and requires further study and detail. Thus, social networks provide archival-cell primary sources for the study of contemporary history and provide new opportunities for the historian-researcher.
Source: Peleshchyshyn A., Bilushchak T. (2016) Internet-sources as a means of information usage for information source specialist. Sumy Historical and Archival Journal. №XXVI: 16-23
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