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Digital Humanities: DH Tools

This guide introduces concepts, resources, and organizations related to the field of digital humanities.

Popular DH Tools

 

Omeka

 

 


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Omeka provides open-source web publishing platforms for sharing digital collections and creating media-rich online exhibits. There are two Omekas: Omeka S is for institutions interested in connecting digital cultural heritage collections with other resources online, while Omeka Classic is designed for individual projects and educators.
 

Scalar

 

 

 

 


Scalar
Scalar is a free, open source authoring and publishing platform that’s designed to make it easy for authors to write long-form, born-digital scholarship online. Scalar enables users to assemble media from multiple sources and juxtapose them with their own writing in a variety of ways, with minimal technical expertise required.
 

Voyant Tools

 

 

 

Voyant Tools
Voyant Tools is a web-based reading and analysis environment for digital texts. Voyant Tools is a web-based text reading and analysis environment. It's designed to make it easy for you to work with your own text or collection of texts in a variety of formats, including plain text, HTML, XML, PDF, RTF, and MS Word.

Wordle
 

Wordle
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. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. Note: Wordle depends on Java, and therefore does not work with the Google Chrome browser. Use Firefox or Safari instead.
 

Google Books Ngram Viewer

 



Google Books 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 (e.g., "British English", "English Fiction", "French") over the selected years.
 

Lexos



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Lexos

A web-based tool designed for transforming, analyzing, and visualizing texts, Lexos is designed for use primarily with small to medium-sized text collections, and especially for use with ancient languages and languages that do not employ the Latin alphabet. Lexos was created as an entry-level platform for Humanities scholars and students new to computational techniques while providing tools and techniques sophisticated enough for advanced research.

Learn How to Program

The Programming Historian
 

The Programming Historian
Novice-friendly, peer-reviewed tutorials that help humanists learn a wide range of digital tools, techniques, and workflows to facilitate research and teaching.

 

Python Programming for the Humanities

Python Programming for the Humanities
An online book that introduces novices to Python language and teaches how to program basic algorithmic procedures.

 

Principal Component Analysis in 3 Simple Steps
Sebastian Raschka's tutorial walks you through Principal Component Analysis (PCA), a simple yet popular and useful linear transformation technique that is used in numerous applications, such as stock market predictions, the analysis of gene expression data, and many more. 

Other Help

Reclaim Hosting

Reclaim Hosting

Take control of your digital identity. Reclaim Hosting provides educators and institutions with an easy way to offer their students domains and web hosting that they own and control.