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Class-Specific Resources

Class-specific tutorials for the HIS 51 Course.

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Digital Scholarship at UCSC Libraries

History 51 Pyramids of Earth

This page contains resources for History 51 Pyramids of Earth: Religion and Symbol in the Ancient World. Here you'll find links to helpful tutorials and videos related to SketchUp Pro, Google Earth Pro, and 3D modeling. You can also find more targeted help through our peer-to-peer support hours or by sending us an email at

SketchUp Pro

For this course you will be utilizing two specific software packages:

SketchUp Pro is a 3D modeling computer program for a broad range of drawing and design applications — including architectural, interior design, industrial and product design, landscape architecture, civil and mechanical engineering, theater, film and video game development.


Google Earth Pro is a computer program, formerly known as Keyhole EarthViewer, that renders a 3D representation of Earth based primarily on satellite imagery. The program maps the Earth by superimposing satellite images, aerial photography, and GIS data onto a 3D globe, allowing users to see cities and landscapes from various angles.

Equipment + Spaces

The DSC offers a wide range of tools and spaces to support your digital 3D workflows.



Peer-to-Peer Support

The Center for Digital Scholarship offers peer-to-peer support drop-in hours in the DSC in McHenry Library during Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters. Support schedules are usually posted by week 3.

Additional Resources

3D Modeling Resources

Other Resources

Creative Commons Resources

Bibliography Resources

Instructions and examples for a bibliography in Chicago style.