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Here is a list of both popular and scholarly articles portraying a variety of digital humanities/cultural analytics research. Reading articles is a great way to see how other researchers have approached text analysis-based projects in the past.


Auckland, M. (2012). Re-skilling for research: An investigation into the role and skills of subject and liaison librarians required to effectively support the evolving information needs of researchers. RLUK Report, available at:

Ayers, E. L. (2013). Does digital scholarship have a future?. Educause Review48(4), 24-34.

Babeu, A. (2011). ” Rome Wasn’t Digitized in a Day”: Building a Cyberinfrastructure for Digital Classics. Washington, DC: Council on Library and Information Resources. Retrieved October 3, 2017 from

Bryson, T., Posner, M., Pierre, A. S., & Varner, S. (2011). SPEC kit 326: Digital humanities. Washington, DC: Association of Research Libraries. Retrieved October 3, 2017 from

Johnson, L., Adams Becker, S., Estrada, V. & Freeman, A. (2015). NMC Horizon Report: 2015 Library Edition. Austin, TX: The New Media Consortium. Retrieved October 3, 2017 from

Lippincott, J., & Goldenberg-Hart, D. (2014). Digital scholarship centers: Trends & good practice (CNI workshop report).

Maron, N. L. (2015). The digital humanities are alive and well and blooming: Now what?. Educause Review50(5), 28-38.

McDonald, D., McNicoll, I., Weir, G., Reimer, T., Redfearn, J., Jacobs, N., & Bruce, R. (2012). The value and benefits of text mining. JISC Digital Infrastructure. Retrieved from

Palmer, C. L., & Neumann, L. J. (2002). The information work of interdisciplinary humanities scholars: Exploration and translation. The Library Quarterly72(1), 85-117.

Searle, S. (2015). Using scenarios in introductory research data management workshops for library staff. D-Lib Magazine21(11/12).

Sukovic, S. (2011). E-Texts in research projects in the humanities. In Advances in Librarianship (Vol. 33, pp. 131–202). Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Sula, C. A. (2013). Digital humanities and libraries: A conceptual model. Journal of Library Administration53(1), 10-26.

Toms, E. G., & O’Brien, H. L. (2008). Understanding the information and communication technology needs of the e-humanist. Journal of Documentation64(1), 102-130.

Vinopal, J., & McCormick, M. (2013). Supporting digital scholarship in research libraries: Scalability and sustainability. Journal of Library Administration53(1), 27-42.

Walters, T., & Skinner, K. (2011). New Roles for New Times: Digital Curation for Preservation. Washington, DC: Association of Research Libraries. Retrieved October 3, 2017 from

Zorich, D. (2012). Transitioning to a Digital World: Art History, Its Research Centers, and Digital Scholarship. A Report to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation and the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, George Mason University. Retrieved October 3, 2017 from


Hearst, M. (2003). What is text mining. SIMS, UC Berkeley.

Moretti, F. (2013). Distant reading. Verso Books.

Rockwell, G. (2003). What is text analysis, really? Literary and Linguistic Computing18(2), 209–219. .


Digging For Nuggets Of Wisdom – The New York Times. October 10, 2003. Retrieved January 25, 2017, from

Jockers, M. L., & Mimno, D. (2013). Significant themes in 19th-century literature. Poetics, 41(6), 750-769. 

Juola, P. (2017). Language Log » Rowling and “Galbraith”: an authorial analysis. July 16, 2013. Retrieved January 25, 2017, from

Lancashire, I., & Hirst, G. (2009). Vocabulary changes in Agatha Christie’s mysteries as an indication of dementia: A case study. In 19th Annual Rotman Research Institute Conference, Cognitive Aging: Research and Practice, 8-10. Retrieved January 25, 2017, from

Lieberman, E., Michel, J. B., Jackson, J., Tang, T., & Nowak, M. A. (2007). Quantifying the evolutionary dynamics of language. Nature449(7163), 713-716. 10.1038/nature06137

Michel, J. B., Shen, Y. K., Aiden, A. P., Veres, A., Gray, M. K., Pickett, J. P., … & Pinker, S. (2011). Quantitative analysis of culture using millions of digitized books. Science331(6014), 176-182. 10.1126/science.1199644

Underwood, T., & Bamman, D. (2016, November 28). The Gender Balance of Fiction, 1800-2007 | The Stone and the Shell. Retrieved August 16, 2017, from

Underwood, T., & Sellers, J. (2012). The emergence of literary diction. Journal of Digital Humanities, 1(2), 1-2.


ACLS, Our Cultural Commonwealth, The report of the American Council of Learned Societies Commission on Cyberinfrastructure for the Humanities and Social Sciences (2006): 

Research Data and Preservation symposium (RDAP) 2011 Summer Humanities Data Curation Summit, Muñoz and Renear, “Issues in Humanities Data Curation” discussion paper:

Data life cycle:


Introduction to Data Visualization -- Visualization Types:

Moretti, F. (2005). Graphs, maps, trees: abstract models for a literary history. Verso.

Severino Ribecca, Data Visualization Catalogue:

Steele, J., & Iliinsky, N. (2010). Beautiful visualization: looking at data through the eyes of experts. ” O’Reilly Media, Inc.

Yau, N. (2011). Visualize this: The FlowingData guide to design, visualization, and statistics. Indianapolis, IN: Wiley Pub.

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