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Digital History Tools
These databases provide historical information that can be charted across time. Feel free to use these (or other sources) to develop your timeline project.
Oxford English Dictionary
See how words have developed and have changed in use over time.
Google Ngram Viewer
Chart the frequency of words as they are used in books published in a specific language over a time that spans between 1800-2008.
Historical Census Browser
This tool by the University of Virginia Libraries allows for easy access to historical US Census data by category.
Timeline JS Assignment Resources
Timeline JS homepage
Use this page to get help with your project and to convert your Google Spreadsheet into a timeline
Create an account with Google and download the pre-formatted spreadsheets to begin your project.
Sample Timeline on Cold War
How to Use Dropbox to add to Timeline JS
Media Content Sources
You can upload or discover content on any of these platforms and integrate it into your Timeline project.
Relevant Content Sources
High quality scans of historical newspapers via the Library of Congress
A collaborative of online digital content of many public and government documents.
American Memory Project
Libraries of images from the past, via the Library of Congress.