Welcome to the HIST 109 Digital History Workshop.
To get us started, can you all please download Firefox if you want to follow along directly with Zotero.
- Google Books (Advanced Search): https://books.google.com/advanced_book_search
- Google Books (Ngram Viewer): https://books.google.com/ngrams
- Example Complex Query: https://books.google.com/ngrams/graph?content=(The+United+States+are%2BThe+United+States+have)%2C(The+United+States+is%2BThe+United+States+has)&year_start=1760&year_end=2008&corpus=15&smoothing=2&share=&direct_url=t1%3B%2C%28The%20United%20States%20are%20%2B%20The%20United%20States%20have%29%3B%2Cc0%3B.t1%3B%2C%28The%20United%20States%20is%20%2B%20The%20United%20States%20has%29%3B%2Cc0
- Example Query (that will show you some major problems, but don’t tell the National Post I swear in class): https://books.google.com/ngrams/graph?content=fuck%2Csuck&year_start=1750&year_end=2000&corpus=15&smoothing=3&share=&direct_url=t1%3B%2Cfuck%3B%2Cc0%3B.t1%3B%2Csuck%3B%2Cc0
- Internet Archive, landing page: https://archive.org
- Internet Archive, GIFCITIES!!!: https://gifcities.org/
- Internet Archive, Internet Archive Canada page: https://archive.org/details/toronto
- Internet Archive, example of a collections page: https://archive.org/details/uwaterloo
- Internet Archive, advanced search: http://archive.org/advancedsearch.php
Hathi Trust and Bookworm
Other cool things to save you time and make you money
- WorldCat: http://www.worldcat.org/
- WolframAlpha: http://www.wolframalpha.com/
- ProQuest Newspapers: http://search.proquest.com.proxy.lib.uwaterloo.ca/databases/index?accountid=14906 (let’s look for “University of Waterloo” in the 1970s)
I’ll walk us through this. https://www.zotero.org/
In a nutshell, our goal is to:
- Install Zotero
- Capture a book on Worldcat
- Capture a journal article on JSTOR
- Make a perfect citation in Microsoft Word
At the end of this seminar you will be able to be rich and powerful.