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The reading material can be read online or downloaded.
Kaitlin Duck Sherwood, A Beginner's Guide to Effective Email, is good to read.
1. What is history?
A Student's Guide to the Study of History
Losing America's Memory: Historical Illiteracy in the 21st Century
Peter Stearns, "Why Study History?" American Historical Association
2. Primary sources and secondary sources
The Historian's Sources: Primary and Secondary Sources
Repositories of Primary Sources
EuroDocs: Primary Historical Documents From Western Europe
Consider the Source: Historical Records in the Classroom
The Avalon Project at Yale
3. History of the Internet
A Brief History of the Internet.
R.T. Griffiths, "Internet for Historians, History of the Internet."
History of the Internet
David Halsted and Melanie Shell, "How Discussion Lists are Transformed into Networks: The H-NET, Humanities OnLine Experience."
History of Computing
4. History of historians using the Internet.
Don Mabry, "The History of the HTA," Historical Text Archive
Lynn Nelson, "Before the Web: the Early Development of History On-line,"
Andrew McMichael, Michael O'Malley, and Roy Rosenzweig, Historians and the Web: A Beginner's Guide. AHA Perspectives, December, 1995.
5. Methods of using the Internet
Alan Brinkley, Betty Dessants, Michael Flamm, Cynthia Fleming, Charles Forcey, and Eric Rothschild, "Using Electronic Resources for Teaching," The Chicago Handbook for Teachers
Bailey, Charles W., Jr. Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography. Houston: University of Houston Libraries, 1996-2001.
Patrick Reagan, Guides for Using the Internet
6. Search strategies
7. Critical Reading
Dan Kurland, How the Language Really Works: The Fundamentals of Critical Reading and Effective Writing.
Content-Specific Learning Strategies for History
8. How to evaluate Web sites in history
Jim Kapoun, "Teaching undergrads WEB evaluation,"Critical Thinking in the Internet Era
Evaluating Web Sites: Criteria and Tools
Evaluating Web Resources
The ICYouSee Guide to Critical Thinking About What You See on the Web
Bibliography on Evaluating Internet Resources
Hope Tillan, Evaluating Quality on the Net
9. Examples of good history Web Sites:
ORB, the Online Reference Book for Medieval Studies
Making of Modern America, University of Michigan
Model Editions Partnership
Electronic Text Center Collections, University of Virginia
The Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents (CSAD)
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The HumBul Humanities Hub
Historical Text Archive
Valley of the Shadow
10. Historical Journals
American Historical Review
JSTOR, the Scholarly Journal Archive
Business History Review
Central Europe Review
Feminist Collections: A Quarterly of Women's Studies Resources
Journal of African History
Joel D. Kitchens, Clio on the Web: An Annotated Bibliography of Select E-Journals for History
11. Book reviews
New York Review of Books
Reviews in American History
Reviews in History [IHR, London]
12. Discussion groups/lists
American Research Libraries, Directory of Scholarly Electronic Journals and Academic Discussion Lists
Look at some history discussion groups listed in American Research Libraries,
Directory of Scholarly Electronic
Journals and Academic Discussion Lists .
13. Citing electronic resources
Citing Electronic Resources
Maurice Crouse, Citing Electronic Information in History Papers
14. The library versus the Internet
Carl Smith, "Can You do Serious History on the Web?," AHA Perspectives, February, 1998.
Nicholas Evan Sarantakes, So That a Tree May Live: What the World Wide Web Can and Cannot Do for Historians
15. Creating Web pages
Sean Townsend, Cressida Chappell, and Oscar Struijvé, Digitising History: A Guide to Creating Digital Resources from Historical Documents.
Ethics in Computing
History Courseware Consortium
James J. McNelis III, The Goose and the Golden Egg: Intellectual Property and the Computer in Higher Education
Brad Templeton, 10 Big Myths About Copyright Explained