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Digital Humanities: Text Analysis
A research guide to the wide world of the Digital Humanities for the University of Tennessee Libraries community.
Type in a word or phrase in one of seven languages (English, French, German, Spanish, Hebrew, Russian, Chinese) and see how its usage frequency has been changing throughout the past few centuries. Addictive.
Note: the dataset's quality is highest for English between 1800 and 2000. Some more on interpretation.
Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1925 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress.
HathiTrust is a partnership of academic & research institutions, offering a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world. To login, click on the bright yellowish/orange LOG IN button. Select University of Tennessee, Knoxville from the drop-down list and log in with your NetID/password.
Full and partial images of thousands of books and periodicals digitized by Google. To limit results to full-text, use the advanced book search and click on "full-view only." Particularly good resource for finding the complete text of older books and periodicals.
The HathiTrust Research Center enables computational access for nonprofit and educational users to published works in the public domain and, in the future, on limited terms to works in-copyright from the HathiTrust.
1- Discover text manipulation, analysis, and visualization tools
2- Discover historic tools
3- Read tool reviews and recommendations
4- Learn about papers, articles and other sources about specific tools
5- Tag, comment, rate and review collaboratively
1- use texts in a variety of formats including plain text, HTML, XML, PDF, RTF and MS Word
2- use texts from different locations, including URLs and uploaded files
3- perform lexical analysis including the study of frequency and distribution data; in particular
4- export data into other tools (as XML, tab separated values, etc.)
5- embed live tools into remote web sites that can accompany or complement your own content
PC software published by Lexical Analysis Software Ltd. and Oxford University Press since 1996 that can be used to find all instances of a word or phrase, find salient words in a text or set of texts, and lists the words in your text(s) in alphabetical and frequency order.