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Research Tools

The following are links to selected low cost or free 'open source' education and historical research software & tools:     Videos

Education, History & Research Software Tools
  • CHNM History Research Tools - The Center for History & New Media (CHNM) offers free tools and resources for historians to help collect, manage, cite, and manage research data and sources.
  • ChronoZoom - An open source community project run by the Outercurve Foundation and dedicated to visualizing the history of everything.
  • Creative Commons - A non-profit organization providing free legal tools that enable the sharing and use of creative solutions and knowledge.
  • Genealogy & History Software - List of open source genealogy & history software projects/products available from SourceForge.
  • History Software @Amazon.Com - List of commercial History software products available from Amazon.
  • History & Genealogy Open Source Software - A blog listing a series of open source software products for genealogy and family history research.
  • iThinkEd - Microsoft's free software tools for helping researchers publish and share information.
  • National Archives Genealogy Tools - Providing links to a range of open access web sites and open source software tools.
  • Open Educational Resources (OER) Commons - Providing access to a wide range of free and 'open' education teaching and learning materials for elementary schools, high schools, and universities.
  • OpenEducationDisc - A collection of open source software products for students for computers running MS Windows.
  • Scholar's Aid - A popular shareware bibliographical data manager, notes and/or information information manager for students and scholars
  • SmartPhones – History & Social Study Mobile Apps - A series of free or low cost mobile History apps available from MobileTopSoft.
  • South Carolina Learning Games - Learn about South Carolina and its history using interactive learning games.
  • SC Green Book - Free mobile travel guide to over 300 African American cultural sites across South Carolina.
  • TimeLine Web Widget - A web widget that allows you can make beautiful interactive timelines to better visualize temporal data.
  • Wandora - A general purpose information extraction, aggregation, management, and publishing application based on Topic Maps and Java.
  • Zotero Research Tool - A free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources.

* Download your free copy of the Clarendon County History Tour mobile app for your smartphone.

** Visit the COSI 'Open' History & Research and the COSI 'Open' Education web sites.

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