Useful Tools/ Links for Historians

Listed below are some useful tools/ links for historians. The availability of web 2.o technologies and other online tools have created wonderful opportunities for historians and history librarians to experiment with a wide variety of these applications. These would help to make research and instruction in history more interesting.

American Historical Association Blog

Bamboo DiRT

Center for History and New Media (George Mason University)

Center for Humane, Arts, Letters, and Sciences Online (Michigan State University)

Create Change

Citeline (MIT)

Digital Humanities Now

Digital Humanities Summer Institute

Digital History: A Guide to Gathering, Preserving, and Presenting the Past on the Web (George Mason University)

Digital History: Using New Technologies to Enhance Teaching and Research (University of Houston)

Digital History Reader (DHR): European History, 19th and 20th Centuries

Digital History Reader (DHR): United States History, Age of Exploration to the Present

Digital Storyteller (Primary

ECHO: Exploring and Collecting History Online (George Mason University)


History Engine (University of Richmond)

History Matters: The U.S. Survey Course on the Web (George Mason University)

Historical Thinking Matters (George Mason University)

Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities (University of Virginia)

Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (University of Maryland) 

National History Education Clearinghouse (NHEC)

Voting America: United States Politics, 1840-2008 (University of Richmond)

Social Explorer (Census and Demographics)

Text Mapping (University of Richmond)


Virginia Center for Digital History (University of Virginia)

World History Matters (George Mason University)

Zotero: Research Tool (George Mason University)