The Digital Resource Tools website (DiRT) is a resource that lets you search for available digital tools based on what type of data you are analyzing, as well as what digital approach or methodology you want to employ.

The Programming Historian website offers a wide range of tutorials for learning more about the digital tools historians use, as well as how they use them for historical research.

Miriam Posner also has an online “Highly Opinionated Resource Guide” that provides a detailed overview of tools, tutorials, and digital projects.

The internet provides access to a wide range of tutorials, programs, and troubleshooting guides, but figuring out what you are looking for and how best to find it can be overwhelming and challenging. The University of Victoria has created an introduction to Reading Technical Documentation that can help you decide how to best ask and answer a technical question.

Northwestern University’s Knight Lab is a digital scholarship center that has developed a range of digital tools that can help you to create interactive data visualizations like timelines and maps with minimal technical knowledge or back-end coding.

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