Textual Analysis



Voyant is free and allows users to upload or paste text. The program can automatically determine word frequencies to subsequently colocate and display them graphically



MAchine Learning for LanguagE Toolkit is a collection of tools that facilitate document classification, sequence tagging, and topic modeling.



A collection of text analysis tools targeted at humanities scholars that includes side-by-side comparison, grammatical search, and document/sentence/word-set features.


JSTOR Data for Research

Data for Research is a free data mining tool for journal content on JSTOR, available to the public. This tool provides the ability to obtain data sets via bulk downloads, and includes a powerful search interface, online viewing of document-level data, downloadable datasets (including word frequencies, citations, key terms, and Google ngrams).



Make a word cloud from your own text.


Oxford Text Archive

The OTA is a collection of more than 5,000 texts, more than 2,000 of which have been marked up individually. The collection includes a large number of early English texts including those of Shakespeare and other famous authors.


Hathi Trust Research Center

The HathiTrust Research Center provides access for non-profit and academic users to the data behind the millions of books within the Hathi Trust.


Chronicling America

Full text of hundreds of pre-1923 American Newspapers made available by the Library of Congress.


Corvey Collection of European Literature, 1790-1840

This collection of European literature includes over 18,000 books, which can be text mined by U Penn affiliates.


Project Gutenberg

Thousands of out-of-copyright books and digital texts.


Open Library

Browse millions of book titles, many of which are available to read online or download.



Publishing Platforms




An open source, web-based publishing software from the University of Southern California's Alliance for Networking Visual Culture through which one can create networked, multi-media online publications.



Omeka is a web-publishing platform that allows anyone to create or collaborate on a website to display collections and build digital exhibitions.



A very easy platform to build a website, best suited for blogs. You can install WordPress on a site you host yourself, or you can have WordPress host your site for free.



An extremely robust content management system (CMS) to install on a site that you host yourself. Drupal is widely used and is very customizable, but is more complex to use.





Story Maps

Story Maps combines maps with narrative text, images, and multimedia content.




This tool, similar to Story Map allows scholars, students, and curators to tell stories with maps and timelines.



A web service for mapping, analyzing and building applications with data. This is also the web service used by Columbia student groups to map affected areas of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, as well as the earthquake affecting Mexico in the fall of 2017.



A digital research platform for exploring, learning about, and interacting with the layered histories of city and global spaces.


Open Street Maps

OSM is essentially the Wikipedia of maps -- it can also be configured for individual projects for those with extensive coding experience!



Free and open source software to create, edit, visualize, analyze and publish geospatial information.

Geographic data collected and disseminated by the U.S. Government.


NYC Open Data

Thousands of free datasets for NYC: park locations, restaurant inspection results, MTA data, and more.