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* Digital Scholarship: Javascript

What is Javascript?

Javascript is a programming language used primarily to add interactive features to websites.


Call Numbers

  • QA76.73.J39 (Carlson Library 3rd floor, and Rhees Stacks 400)

Learning Javascript at UR

  • The Department of Computer Science offers undergraduate courses (starting with CSC 170) in web development which cover JavaScript.
  • The Digital Scholarship Lab in Rush Rhees Library supports faculty and students using using JavaScript, through workshops and one-on-one help. Stop by the DSL in 214 Rush Rhees (inside the Humanities Center on the second floor), or send an email to

How do I get JavaScript?

JavaScript support is included in all modern web browsers for all major operating systems, such as Windows, macOS, Ubuntu, iOS, and Android.

A great way to create javascript code is to create a dummy html file which links to a javascript file (see this example), and view your work by opening that html file in a web browser. You can review your work by saving changes to the javascript file and reloading the browser window.

Web Resources

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