HEURIST is an extremely flexible data management system designed specifically for Humanities data - see http://HeuristNetwork.org. It is available as a free web service for researchers (hosted at the University of Sydney Data Centre) or for local installation (Open Source). Any confident researcher can design, create, manage, analyse, visualise and publish their own richly-structured database(s) through a simple web interface, without programmers or consultants. Quite complex databases can be built in a few hours through borrowing structures and vocabularies published by other users. Databases can be designed and built incrementally, as existing data are not affected by changes in structure. Advanced features include record linking, drilldown facet searches, rule-based queries, custom reports, linked map-timelines, network visualisation, normalised spreadsheet import, crosstabulation, XML feeds, XSLT transforms.
TXM is a free and open-source cross-platform Unicode, XML & TEI based text analysis software, supporting Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. It is also available as a J2EE standard compliant portal software (GWT based) for online access with access control built in (see a demo portal: http://portal.textometrie.org/demo).
A global geographical database that may be used to identify and tag all references to location. The database contains over 8 million entries, each of which possesses a geographic name (in various languages), latitude, longitude, elevation, population, administrative subdivision and postal codes and information on unique features.
GeoParser is a text analysis tool that may be used to identify and tag references to geographic location in a text resource using Natural Language Processing to analyse the composition of a resource and identifying words that match its geographic database. The approach is useful for processing names that may have one of several locations (e.g. Belfast in Ireland, New Zealand and Canada) and distinguishing names that may be confused with other common words (e.g. Reading in Berkshire and reading as an activity).
ArcGIS is a suite of software that comprises of Desktop GIS, Server GIS, Mobile GIS, and ArcGIS Online. ArcGIS is a platform for building a complete geographic information system (GIS) that lets you easily create, edit, and analyse geographic knowledge on the desktop; publish data, maps, globes and models to a GIS server and/or share them online; and use them on the desktop, on the Web, or in the field.
- View and query maps
- Manipulate shapefiles and geodatabases
Serendip-o-matic extracts keywords from your Zotero library or from text that you've pasted into the web interface, and finds related content in locations such as the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), Europeana, and Flickr Commons, including photographs, documents, maps and other primary sources.
BASE (Bielefeld Academic Search Engine) is a search engine for academic open access web resources that searches materials stored in OAI-PMH (Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting) enabled repositories.
The Open Science Framework (OSF) is a free, open source tool designed to help researchers manage the entire research workflow: planning, execution, reporting, archiving and discovery. It is part collaboration software and part version control system. The OSF can be used to manage individual projects or large collaborative ones. Privacy and sharing settings allow for fine-grained control over access to files and materials stored on the platform - share privately with collaborators or publicly with the community at large.
A text-mining system for scientific literature. Textpresso's two major elements are (1) access to full text, so that entire articles can be searched, and (2) introduction of categories of biological concepts and classes that relate to objects (e.g., association, regulation, etc.) or describe one (e.g., methods, etc).
Zotero is a free tool that collects, manages and cites research sources. It stays on your web browser where you do your work and it's easy to use. It's being downloaded as a firefox extension, used with the chrome and safari browsers or used as a standalone tool. It allows you to attach pdfs, notes and images to your citations, organise them into easily searchable collections for different projects, and open office using any of over 2800 citation styles.
Projects allows researchers to organise and manage all their research outputs in a safe, simple and structured way. It’s designed to help academics, at any stage of their career, keep track and stay on top of all their results. It’s a light, useful and slick application that integrates into a researcher’s existing workflow to help them work more efficiently and ensure they have more time for making discoveries.
The DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals) is a full-text search engine for open access journals.
CATMA (Computer Aided Textual Markup & Analysis) is a free, open source markup and analysis tool from the University of Hamburg's Department of Languages, Literature and Media. It incorporates three interactive modules: (1) The tagger enables flexible and individual textual markup and markup editing. (2) The analyzer incorporates a query language and predefined functions. It also includes a query builder that allows users to construct queries from combinations of pre-defined questions while allowing for manual modification for more specific questions.
Apache Lucene is a Java-based high-performance text search engine library.
Solr is an open source enterprise search platform from the Apache Lucene project. It operates as a standalone full-text search server within an appropriate servlet container, such as Tomcat. Solr uses the Lucene Java search library at its core for full-text indexing and search, and has REST-like HTTP/XML and JSON APIs that make it easy to use from virtually any programming language.
Lextec offers a range of services and software for full-text indexing search and retrieval; automatic classification, routing, and filtering electronic text according to user defined profiles.
The main programs that comprise the Information processor are called the analyst server and query or knowledge processor. The analyst program can be called from a command line, from an html form, or through a TCP/IP socket protocol. The query processor can be accessed with any browser using HTML commands. It analyzes text and allows the user to search it.
Firefox is a free open source browser with numerous user-contributed plugins.
Google Books provides full, free PDF scans (and web-viewable versions) of public domain books and magazines, free previews of some books and magazines under copyright, and the option to purchase digital editions of available items to save and read on Google Play, their e-reading platform. You can also find a local library based on your zip code that has the item available. Reader reviews of the items are available and you can contribute your own. Search for authors, titles, as well as keywords and Google will return results with matches in the title/text of the item.
Google Scholar searches books and scholarly articles (and optionally patents, legal opinions, and legal journals).
Library Lookup is a bookmarklet that can look up whether a book is available in the user's local library, based on information about that book on a separate website (e.g. Amazon). Supported library systems are listed here.
DeeperWeb is a Firefox add-on that adds a tag cloud to Google search results.
LibX is a Firefox or Chrome plugin that enables direct access to the user's library's resources, including support for Google Scholar, CiteULike, COinS, and xISBN.
Scholarometer is a browser plugin for Firefox and Chrome that can help contribute to citation and impact analysis.
Search Pigeon allows users to search Open Access journals and research tools for the humanities.
WorldCat can simultaneously search the collections and services of more than 10,000 libraries worldwide.
Xena is free and open source software developed by the National Archives of Australia to aid in the long term preservation of digital records. Xena is an acronym meaning Xml Electronic Normalising for Archives. Xena is a component of the Digital Preservation Software Platform (DPSP). Xena software aids digital preservation by performing two important tasks: detecting the file formats of digital objects and converting digital objects into open formats for preservation.
Gathers smart search results based on user feedback. Similar to Google Alerts but you can give a thumbs up/down to improve the search results.
Qnotero provides lightning quick access to users' Zotero references. It lives in the system tray and allows users to search through their references by author and/ or year of publication. If a PDF file is attached to a reference, users can open it directly from within Qnotero.