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In addition to the subject related resources listed within the e-Resources section of the library webpage, the following online tools may prove useful for researchers. This page contains a selection of available resources and should be considered a guide rather than an exhaustive list.
CartoDB is cloud-based geospatial and mapping software that allows users to work with geospatial data online. CartoDB has a free account as well as paid premium accounts.
Gephi is a powerful data visualization tool that is popular in the Digital Humanities because of its ability to take spreadsheets and create network analysis nodes out of lists and databases. This is a great tool to get started with for network analysis.
Voyant is one of the most popular text analysis suites used in Digital Humanities. It allows users to upload texts and see word counts, co-occurrences, keyword frequency, collocations, relationship between words, and more. Voyant also allows users to create a variety of powerful visualizations.
MALLET is a popular toolkit used in Digital Humanities for Topic Modeling. Mallet can identify topics that are contained in texts and perform analysis such as relationships between topics and frequency of their occurrence.
Google Books Ngram Viewer
Google Books Ngram Viewer allows one to analyze the frequency of keyword occurrence found in the Google books corpus.
Omeka is a web publishing platform mostly used for creating digital exhibits, libraries, archives, and collections. Digital Humanists use Omeka to publish their digital collections and projects.
Drupal is a content management system that allows users to create and host dynamic websites that can display a variety of content. Digital Humanists often use Drupal for their projects because it provides a comprehensive solution for managing texts, metadata, visualizations, interactive maps, and more.
TEI is an XML markup languages that allows scholars to mark up text in order to curate and annotate texts digitally and make them machine readable.
OpenImages provides access to audiovisual archive material.
National Library of Australia
Libraries Australia acts as a single gateway to a number of Australian and international databases. These databases can be searched simultaneously, enabling the user to identify resources published in almost any country in the world. It also provides access to online content of Australian journals.
Trove: Australian Research Online
Trove is an online search engine developed by the National Library of Australia. Australian Research Online (ARO) and the Australasian Digital Theses program (ADT) have now been integrated into Trove, allowing you to search Australian research outputs, including theses from within Trove. Note: you can limit the search to 'theses only' by clicking on the thesis facet on the left hand side of the screen under Refine your results.
OpenDOAR - Home Page - Directory of Open Access Repositories
Contains data from university repositories and open access journal collections such as Pubmedcentral.
COS Scholar Universe
COS Scholar Universe provides authoritative information about more than 1 million scholars and organizations around the world, together with verified affiliation and publication information. The database comprises international faculty at 4-year universities and their departments. Community of Scholars is a unique tool for finding researchers by specific area of study, providing keyword access to the community behind the content.
COS Papers Invited
The database consists of detailed information and deadlines about calls for papers for forthcoming conferences and special issues of scholarly journals. These calls for papers are issued by professional bodies, journal editors and other conference organizers in all disciplines and from all over the world. Thus, the database serves as an alerting service for researchers, scholars and students that are seeking opportunities to present and publish their research.
Theses Discovery Tools
The Theses component of Research Resources on the Library web page contains a comprehensive selection of theses discovery tools.
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