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This is a wiki-style page designed to bring together descriptions and resources of some of the tools historians use in their work, from managing primary and secondary sources to writing to creating an online archive. This resource is NOT intended to teach you how to use these tools, but rather to give a brief overview and connect you to already existing excellent advice on using the tools.

This project is a free, volunteer-run effort to share information among historians. This is just a start, and we plan to add new things all the time. We welcome suggestions, revisions, and additions! We would especially like to hear about your experiences using these tools and their pros and cons. See the suggestions and complaints page to get in touch. For more about this wiki, see the about page.

Managing Primary Sources


Tropy

Evernote

Desktop Folders

Google Drive and Photos

OneNote

Working in the Archive


ScannerPro

Adobe Scan

Sourcery

Analyzing, Writing, and Word Processing Tools


Scrivener

Scapple

DevonThink

Notion

Backing Up Research Materials


Managing Secondary Sources/Citation Managers


Zotero

Endnote

Mendeley

Bibdesk

Digital Archiving and Digital Publishing Tools


Omeka

Mukurtu

Other Resources We Love


The links below will take you to other sites where historians have created additional helpful resources on tools for historians.