Internet Resources for Keeping Up with History (Bibliography, Research, and Teaching)


Keeping Up with Professional History (Bibliography, Research, and Teaching): Free Internet Resources

This is an eclectic list (hopefully helpful and certainly selective and suggestive). It makes no attempt at comprehensiveness.  It is focused on English-language sources.  Most listed resources are on the Web (at least to some extent) and freely available. Resources for which there is a cost are, therefore, generally not included.  While it does respond to some research needs, it is not a guide to history reference sources.  Become familiar with its contents and you’ll be informed about many of the issues and methodologies that impact contemporary professional history.  Hopefully, you’ll find resources you’ll return to regularly for enjoyment and to enhance and facilitate your teaching and research. I recommend that you browse through the entire guide at least once.  

Contents

Core Information Sources

  • History Librarianship
  • Historical Terms and Areas and Methods
  • News, Commentary, and Current Awareness
  • History Departments and Doctoral Programs
  • Associations

Book, Journal and Web Site Identification and Information

  • Library Catalogs
  • Books
  • Historical Fiction
  • Awards (Books, Articles, and Other Formats)
  • Book Reviews, Recommendations, and Author Talks
  • eBooks
  • Audio Books
  • EBook Readers and Reading Apps
  • Journals
  • Web Sites

Bringing History to the People

  • Radio, Television, Video
  • Cinema
  • Courses and Lectures on the Web

Teaching Resources

  • Core Competencies for Students
  • Teaching in the Digital Environment
  • Lessons, Exercises, Resources, Web Sites and More
  • Research Guides for Students

Finding Archival and Manuscript Materials, and Other Primary Sources

  • Getting Started
  • Catalogs and Directories

Authors and Instructors: Scholarly Communication Tools and Issues

  • Author’s Rights: Open Access and Copyright Retention
  • Open Access Introductions
  • Copyright Information
  • Open Access and Professional History

Productivity Tools

  • Finding, Citing, Analyzing, and Translating
  • Skill Development Courses and Tutorials
  • Research Impact Assessment

Careers

  • Careers and Job Search

 

Core Information Sources

History Librarianship

  • Joel D. Kitchens.  Librarians, Historians, and New Opportunities for Discourse: A Guide for Clio’s Helpers.  Santa Barbara: Libraries Unlimited, 2012.  120 pages.  [Not Free; see Amazon and Google Books]

 

Historical Terms and Areas and Methods

 

News, Commentary, and Current Awareness

 

The Intersection of History and “Bibliography”

 

History Departments and Doctoral Programs

 

Associations

 

Book, Journal and Web Site Identification and Information  

 

Library Catalogs

 

Books

 

Historical Fiction

 

Awards (Books, Articles, and other Formats)

 

Book Reviews, Recommendations, and Author Talks

 

Audio Books

 

eBooks 

 

eBook Readers and Reading Apps

 

Journals (see above as well)

 

Web Sites

 

Bringing History to the People  

Radio, Television, Video

 

Cinema

 

Courses and Lectures on the Web

 

Teaching Resources  

Core Competencies for Students

 

Teaching in the Digital Environment

 

Pedagogical Journals

 

Lessons, Exercises, Resources, Web Sites and More

  • Assessment in History: A Guide to Best Practice (2008, 40 pages) by The AHA Teaching Division with essays by Emily Sohmer Tai and James Roth, with a foreword by Peter Stearns [must be purchased] – American Historical Association

 

Research Guides for Students

 

Finding Archival and Manuscript Materials, and Other Primary Sources  

Getting Started

 

Catalogs and Directories

 

Some General Primary Source and Document Collections

 

Authors and Instructors: Scholarly Communication Tools and Issues  

Author Rights: Open Access and Copyright Retention

 

Open Access Introductions

 

Copyright Information

 

Open Access and Professional History

 

Productivity Tools  

Finding, Citing, Analyzing, and Translating

  • Bamboo DiRt [topical registry of digital research tools]

http://dirt.projectbamboo.org/

  • Culturomics [see also Google Books Ngram Viewer]

http://www.culturomics.org/Resources/links

  • A Digital Tool Box for Historians [uses Pinterest] – American Historical Association

http://www.pinterest.com/ahahistorians/a-digital-tool-box-for-historians/

  • Google Books Ngram Viewer

http://books.google.com/ngrams

  • Google Scholar 

http://scholar.google.com/

  • Google Translate 

http://translate.google.com/

  • Google Trends

http://www.google.com/trends/

  • Research+Tools – Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media 

http://chnm.gmu.edu/research-and-tools/

  • Writing History in the Digital Age (2013, 304 pages) by Kristen Nawrotzki and Jack Dougherty.  [Read Free]

http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/t/text/text-idx?cc=dh;c=dh;idno=12230987.0001.001;rgn=full%20text;view=toc;xc=1;g=dculture

  • Zotero [citation management and more]

http://www.zotero.org/

Skill Development Courses and Tutorials

  • Digital Tools [free course] – Institute of Historical Research, University of London

http://www.history.ac.uk/research-training/courses/digital-tools

  • Free Online Courses – Institute of Historical Research, University of London

http://www.history.ac.uk/research-training/browse/online

  • Google Power Searching

http://www.powersearchingwithgoogle.com/

  • Google Advanced Power Searching

http://www.powersearchingwithgoogle.com/

Research Impact Assessment

  • Top 20 Journals in History (January 2000 – April 2010)

http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/news/top-20-journals-in-history/414798.article

  • Publish or Perish Citation Productivity Software 

http://www.harzing.com/pop.htm

  • Bibliometrics and Citation Tracking Guide – Oxford University

http://ox.libguides.com/content.php?pid=207971&sid=1733758

  • Web of Knowledge Tutorials (citation indexing and more)

http://wokinfo.com/training_support/training/web-of-science/

  • altmetrics Manifesto

http://altmetrics.org/manifesto/

  • “Riding the Crest of the Altmetrics Wave: How Librarians Can help Prepare Faculty for the Next Generation of Research Impact Metrics” by Scott Lapinski, Heather Piwowar, and Jason Priem. College & Research Libraries News 74 no. 6 (June 2013); 292-300.

http://crln.acrl.org/content/74/6/292.long

Careers

Careers and Job Search

  • Becoming a Historian: A Survival Guide (2003, 97 pages) by Melaine S. Gustafson [must be purchased] – American Historical Association
  • Career Change for Academics

http://careerchangeforacademics.com/

  • Getting an Academic Job in History (2009, pages 112) by Dana M. Polanichka [must be purchased] – American Historical Association
  • H-Net Job Guide: Academic Position Announcements

http://www.h-net.org/jobs/home.php

  • H-Net: Humanities and Social Sciences Online [as topically appropriate]

http://www.h-net.org/

  • Jobs and Professional Development – American Historical Association

http://historians.org/jobs/index.htm

  • Perspectives on Life after the History PhD (2005, 114 pages) by Richard C. Bond and Pillarisetti Sudhir [must be purchased] – American Historical Association
  • The Versatile PhD

http://versatilephd.com/

 

 

9 May 2019