HIST 109 Links

Hi HIST 109!

I’m glad I have this opportunity to meet you all. I hope that this resource helps you in the classes that you’ll be taking here at UW. If you scroll down, I’ve posted two videos: one goes through installing Firefox and getting your search plugins installed; the second focuses on Zotero.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to send me an e-mail.


Lesson One: Some Key Resources (Advanced Searches)


Google Books

Internet Archive

Haithi Trust

Flickr Commons

Wolfram Alpha

Google N-Gram Viewer


ProQuest Databases

Lesson Two: A Citation Management System

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It was cut off in my video above, but this is where you find the Zotero menu on OS X when using Word.

  1. Install Zotero

  2. Now that we have it installed, let’s try it out. Do a WORLDCAT search from our new extensions and add the book to your database. Do so by clicking on the little book icon that will appear in your search bar.

  3. Let’s do the same with a journal article. Let’s go into JSTOR, find something, and make sure we add the PDF to our database. You can also download STANDALONE ZOTERO if you want to use Safari or Chrome, and add a custom extension.

  4. Now let’s get it to talk to Word or OpenOffice. We need to install the relevant plugins. In class, I will show you how to use Zotero to make top-notch citations. This is really helpful for undergraduates especially – you’re taking tons of different classes, so you can easily use this for MLA, Chicago, APA, and other forms of citations.


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