Technology and Historical Research

N. Benjamin, Manisha Shinde


What is research? Research in any subject including history means either new discovery of facts or a new interpretation of facts already known. If a book or article has been written which fails to do that, it is not a piece of good research. In recent years, development of information and communication technology (ICT) has facilitated sound research by means of making it possible for the researcher to have instant and easy access to the vast source of information. Thus, technology has come to play an important role in research. By using ICT tools, a researcher can make a perceptible improvement in the quality of work. We propose to discuss some of the important databases which are of immense help to conduct historical research.

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