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What Digital Humanists mean by ‘Tools’ is extremely loose and inclusive: in essence, it means any kind of application or software that helps you get the job done, whether gathering, processing, or presenting your research. If you’re interested in sorting through a current list of digital humanities tools, the best place to start is Bamboo DiRT. DiRT is a registry of digital research tools (widely construed) for scholars, in particular humanities researchers and teachers.


We’ve compiled a list of tools and links for Visualization here.

Text Analysis

Given the importance of text-analysis, another resource worth exploring (and it’s Canadian!) is TAPoR. The Text Analysis Portal collates tools focused on text-mining, visualization, and analysis; it’s not easy to navigate as DiRT, but essential if you’re interested in doing anything with your texts.

Here’s a list of the more widely used tools currently used by Digital Humanists: