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Tools for Digital Scholarship

General Resources

Miriam Posner. “How Did They Make That? Reverse Engineering Digital Projects.” April 17, 2014.

The Programming Historian
This site publishes novice-friendly, peer-reviewed tutorials that help humanists learn a wide range of digital tools, techniques, and workflows to facilitate research and teaching.

Tools for Digital Writing and Reading

A browser extension that allows users to collaboratively annotate the web. Works best in Chrome.

Create a course site, a portfolio, or a personal blog using Qwriting, an installation of WordPress.

A collaborative web annotation and bookmarking tool. Users can create groups to share research with classes and colleagues.

Google Docs
Collaboratively author and review documents. Multiple editors can work on one document at the same time.

Tools for Text Analysis

A web-based reading and analysis tool for digital texts. Enter or upload large text files or corpora to see visualizations of word frequencies across texts.

An open-source tool for comparing and collating multiple versions of a single textual work, Juxta can be used to examine the history of a text from manuscript to print versions.

Tools for Mapping and Timelines

Social Explorer
A homegrown Queens College product co-founded by Andrew Beveridge and Ahmed Lacevic. A simple online interface gives users access to demographic data using visual mapping tools.

Story Maps
Tell multimedia stories in a variety of prefab layouts, with our without maps. This tool is designed to help users tell stories or convey information with geographic data; it pulls maps and data from the ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World.

Timeline JS
An open-source tool that generates visually rich, interactive timelines from spreadsheet data. Proper organization of the spreadsheet is key and can be time-consuming.

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