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Using and Finding DH Tools
The following is a sampling of tools that are popular with digital humanists. However, it is important to note that Lehigh's Help Desk does not currently support most of these tools.
For more tools see:
A comprehensive registry of digital research tools for scholarly use.
DH Toychest (curated by Alan Liu)
"Online or downloadable tools that are free, free to students, or have generous trial periods without tight usage constraints, watermarks, or other spoilers."
"Voyant Tools is a web-based reading and analysis environment for digital texts."
"WordSeer is a text analysis environment that combines visualization, information retrieval, sensemaking and and natural language processing to make the contents of text navigable, accessible, and useful."
"Bookworm is a simple and powerful way to visualize trends in repositories of digitized texts."
Google Ngram Viewer
"When you enter phrases into the Google Books Ngram Viewer, it displays a graph showing how those phrases have occurred in a corpus of books over the selected years."
"Poem Viewer is a web-based tool for visualizing poems in support of close reading."
"An application for the close reading and scholarly analysis of deeply tagged texts."
"Annotation Studio makes sophisticated yet easy-to-use commenting tools immediately accessible to students with no prior experience with close textual analysis or TEI."
"CommentPress is an open source theme and plugin for the WordPress blogging engine that allows readers to comment paragraph-by-paragraph, line-by-line or block-by-block in the margins of a text."
"Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources."
The leading software for creating digital maps. For help tutorials, visit this page
"Create, edit, visualise, analyse and publish geospatial information."
HistoryPin is a mapping platform that allows users to upload images and add them to specific places on a map.
WorldMap is a mapping platform for "scholars who wish to explore, visualize, edit, collaborate with, and publish geospatial information."
MapStory allows users to easily make their own maps.
"Neatline allows scholars, students, and curators to tell stories with maps and timelines. As a suite of add-on tools for Omeka, it opens new possibilities for hand-crafted, interactive spatial and temporal interpretation."
"StoryMapJS is a free tool to help you tell stories on the web that highlight the locations of a series of events."
"HyperCities is a collaborative research and educational platform for traveling back in time to explore the historical layers of city spaces in an interactive, hypermedia environment."
"Palladio is a demonstration application to allow scholars to easily upload data for use with an intertwined set of visualizations for analysis of complex, multi-dimensional data."
"Wordle is a toy for generating 'word clouds' from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text."
"Paper Machines is a plugin for the Zotero bibliographic management software that makes cutting-edge topic-modeling analysis in Computer Science accessible to humanities researchers."
A free and easy to use blogging platform.
"PressForward is free software for curating and sharing content from the web."
"Omeka is a free, flexible, and open source web-publishing platform for the display of library, museum, archives, and scholarly collections and exhibitions."
Scalar is a platform for "born-digital, open source, media-rich scholarly publishing that's as easy as blogging."