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Digital Humanities Toolkit

Resources for digital humanities

Digital Humanities Subtopics

In an effort to use technology to bring about more fluid research, better instruction, and disperse data from one side of the globe to the other, digital technicians, tech labs, and private research institutions have developed a plethora of tools, many of which are free to download and open to the public. Here you will find several commonly-used digital tools available on the web to assist you in your digital humanities endeavors. 

DiRT (Digital Research Tools Directory)

DiRT is a registry of digital humanities tools maintained by an international volunteer community of professors, students, and librarians. Use it for discovering and comparing tools for your DH project or scholarly workflow. DiRT features a variety of tools that run the gamut from software for analysis and visualization work to tools for annotating resources and managing bibliographies. Tool profiles include information such as what platform (e.g. Windows, iOS, etc.) tools use, how much they cost, and whether they are open source. You can also find reviews, tips, and tricks for individual tools.


TAPoR is a gateway to the tools used in sophisticated text analysis and retrieval. You can discover text manipulation, analysis, and visualization tools, discover historic tools, read tool reviews and recommendations, learn about papers, articles and other sources about specific tools, rate and review collaboratively, browse lists of related tools in order to discover tools more easily.