Have you ever wished you could look one more time at the actual document from which you abstracted that note six months ago? What about those notes you took by hand that no longer make any sense? This article is intended to give the traditional historical researcher the tools and basic techniques necessary to move into the digital age with the minimum of expense and trepidation. Herein lies the possible answer to your research blues and a means to move into the 21st century, adding a new dimension to your research.
This article is divided into a number of sections dealing with different aspects of digital research. These are: equipment, techniques, and access to research facilities; the site also contains specific advice on cameras, scanners, printers, and stabilization. These resources will provide you with information on creating a compact research kit (briefcase size) and the knowledge to conduct electronic research with confidence.