The Internet for Historians
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The Internet for Historians
The reading material can be read online or
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
Losing America's Memory: Historical Illiteracy in the 21st Century
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
Primary Historical Documents From Western Europe
Consider the Source: Historical Records in the Classroom
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."
David Halsted and Melanie Shell, "How Discussion
Lists are Transformed into Networks: The H-NET, Humanities OnLine Experience."
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
Critical Thinking in the Internet Era
Evaluating Web Sites: Criteria and Tools
ICYouSee Guide to Critical Thinking About What You See on the Web
Bibliography on Evaluating Internet Resources
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
Text Center Collections, University of Virginia
The Centre for the
Study of Ancient Documents (CSAD)
Owen Multimedia Digital Archive (WOMDA)
The HumBul Humanities
of the Shadow
10. Historical Journals
JSTOR, the Scholarly
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
Review of Books
Reviews in American History
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
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
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