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. You can find the download link here.
- 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, Wayback Beta Search: https://web-beta.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 chickens at the University of Waterloo)
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.