DH Tools

There are many digital tools available for use in the digital humanities, some made specifically for dh and others that can be re-purposed quite effectively for Humanities research. This list includes both tools that Duke supports and tools that have been used by Duke digital projects. This is not an exhaustive list of tools available for use in digital humanities research. For a more extensive list of tools, check out the Carolina Digital Humanities Initiative tools webpage, Alan Liu's DH Resources for Building Projects site, or Miriam Posner's DH101 Resource Guide.

Qgis is desktop software for performing geospatial analysis. The application can be used to explore such things as the distribution of information on a map and overlaying historical maps on modern maps.
Find help using tool at Duke: Yes
Stage(s) in research process to use: analysis
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.
Find help using tool at Duke: Yes
Stage(s) in research process to use: publication
SketchUp is a free 3D modeling software that is both powerful and easy to learn. It is best applied in architectural (historical or contemporary) contexts. 
Find help using tool at Duke: Yes
Stage(s) in research process to use: collection, analysis, publication
Social Feed Manger is an application for harvesting tweets by Twitter users and hashtags.
Find help using tool at Duke: Yes
Stage(s) in research process to use: collection
Tableau Software helps people see and understand data. Tableau helps anyone quickly analyze, visualize and share information.
Find help using tool at Duke: Yes
Stage(s) in research process to use: analysis, publication
The Versioning Machine is a framework and an interface for displaying multiple versions of text encoded according to the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) Guidelines, and is P5 compatible. While the VM provides for features typically found in critical editions, such as annotation and introductory material, it also takes advantage of the opportunities afforded by electronic publication to allow for the comparison diplomatic versions of witnesses, and the ability to easily compare an image of the manuscript with a diplomatic version.
Find help using tool at Duke: No
Stage(s) in research process to use: analysis, publication
Voyant Tools is a web-based text reading and analysis environment. It is a scholarly project that is designed to facilitate reading and interpretive practices for digital humanities students and scholars as well as for the general public.
Find help using tool at Duke: Yes
Stage(s) in research process to use: analysis
WordPress is web software you can use to create a beautiful website, blog, or app.
Find help using tool at Duke: Yes
Stage(s) in research process to use: collection, publication

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