Favorite research resources

My favorite research resources, (in no particular order):

  • The Internet
  • Public libraries and archives
  • OCR and how it allows for searchable databases of digitized old newspapers
  • Librarians and archivists
  • Microfilm readers which let you scan and save to file
  • The flash drive
  • Google
  • Transcontinental jet travel
  • Google Translate, Prompt, ABBYY Lingvo
  • My library card(s) – can you ever have too many?
  • The digital camera – my portable scanner
  • The oversized computer monitor
  • Progressive lens
  • Email
  • My Kobo e-reader and how it lets me read digitized rare books
  • The printing press
  • The spiral notebook
  • Interlibrary loan
  • The laptop
  • The temporary limbo of the transit lounge, and the thoughts that come to you there