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Tool Collections

This page provides a small selection of tools ranging from simple productivity, communication and presentation tools/software such as feedly and prezi to more complex tools that can be used to manipulate or visualize data such as ArcGIS and Mallet. Most of the tools are open access (free) while some are proprietary (though the UW may have licenses so that you can use the software). Because new tools are constantly created please use the links below to find additional tools and software.

Image: Visualization of Chinese Canadian immigrant flows from the Spatial History Project at Stanford University.

How Did They Make That

Also see Miriam Posner's original How Did They Make That blogpost which provided "a set of digital humanities projects that might help you to get a handle on the kinds of tools and technologies available for you to use." And see the links to additional resources

Learning

The following sites are do it yourself tutorials. The first is a basic introduction, the second a more advanced introduction to computer coding for historians.

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Productivity

These are just three productivity tools. For additional citation management options see Citations & Writing. For other rss readers see the 12 Best RRS Reader Apps.

Presentation: Webcasts & Podcasts

These free tools can be used to create podcasts and screencasts to use in the classroom or to supplement lectures.

Presentation: Collections, Timelines, Websites...

The first two tools were developed by the Center for History & New Media.

Presentation: Publication

Sources are listed in order of ease of use, the more difficult, the more powerful of a tool.

Manipulation: Spatial

Sources are listed in order of ease of use, the more difficult, the more powerful of a tool. These tools allow you to graphically represent data such as census information via maps.

Manipulation: Textual

Sources are listed in order of ease of use, the more difficult, the more powerful of a tool. For additional textual tools see TAPor: Text Analysis Portal for Research.

Projects