Humanities Resources




Agathos an international review of the humanities and social science

Archaeology International peer-reviewed open access journal

Architectural Histories peer-reviewed open access journal

The Comics Grid: journal of comics scholarship


Culture Machine

Dancecult: Journal of Electronic Dance Music Culture an open access journal

Dalhousie Journal of Interdisciplinary Management an open access journal

Dictionaria: towards a dictionary journal "an electronic open access journal that publishes dictionaries of minor languages in database format."

Digital Culture and Education an open access journal

Digital Humanities Quarterly "an open-access, peer-reviewed, digital journal covering all aspects of digital media in the humanities"

Digital Studies an open access academic journal for researchers in the digital humanities

Electronic Book Review peer-reviewed journal addressing the future of digital literature

Expositions an open access journal featuring interdisciplinary studies in the humanities

Film-Philosophy an open access journal published by the Edinburgh University Press

Heidelberg Journal of Religions on the Internet see special issue (v. 10 2016) "Religion in Digital Games Respawned"


infor a collection of freely accessible journals in the field of information science

International Journal of Communication peer-reviewed journal from the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

Internet Archaeology open access journal on archaeology; published on the web since 1996

Journal of Digital Humanities peer-reviewed open access journal

The Journal of Electronic Publishing

Journal of Interactive Humanities

Language Documentation and Conservation open access journal from the University of Hawaii Press

Liber Quarterly the journal of the association of European research libraries; this is an open access, peer-reviewed journal

Literary Geographies "The journal features work combining topics and methods from literary studies, cultural geography, cartography, and spatial theory."

OA Anthropology List of open access anthropology publications collected by author of Savage Minds blog

Open Library of Humanities open access journal

Open Linguistics open access journal published by De Gruyter Open

The Public Domain Review a project of the Open Knowledge Foundation; see annual issue on newly released works into the public domain (January of each year on Public Domain Day)

Publications an open access journal on scholarly publishing

Virtual Archaeology Review an open access journal

Other resources

Research tools

Annotate research tool for uploading, sharing, reviewing, commenting on documents; free or premium accounts available

Annota create and share bookmarks

CiteULike free research management tool

Data for Research a free service for researchers who want to analyze content on JSTOR

Digital Object Identifier System known by its acronym DOI, it is a system for maintaining an active link for digital content

DIRT Digital Research Tools a directory of digital research tools for scholarly use track academic events; create an account for updates

Figshare store, share and discover research

Google Scholar Citations a tool that helps authors keep track of citations to their articles

Grantfinder funding guides and donor profiles a tool for annotating web pages

Mendeley free reference manager; create a free account; manage and share your research

Omeka an open source tool for complex web publishing

Orcid create an ID; manage your research profile with this unique personal identifier

PaperPile research management tool; 30 day free trial

ReadCube research management tool; free download for MAC and Windows

TiddlyWiki a non-linear personal web notebook; article/review of product on (Feb. 18, 2019) "Get started and organized with Tiddlywiki"

WebCite web citation material preserved; archive your web references

Zenodo upload, share, and browse research

Zotero collect, organize and share your research materials; download free Zotero software to begin


Ancient World Online research blog that focuses on open access research; provides a list of open access journals in ancient studies

dh+lib a blog on the digital humanities and libraries

Digital Koans news concerning digital scholarship issues

The Digital Shift blog from the Library Journal covering libraries and new media

The Disruptive Searcher a blog for those who do research

Futurity: research news from top universities

Inside Philanthropy blog covering fundraising news for the humanities and other academic fields

Laura's Dark Archive a librarian's reflections on research

No Shelf Required on all aspects of e-books

Plays Well With Others a podcast about the art, science and mechanics of collaboration

Scholarly Kitchen blog focusing on scholarly publishing

Stanford Digital Humanities blog

Talking Humanities blog from the School of Advanced Study, University of London

Undark a blog posting essays on a variety of subjects

Unlocking Research a blog from the University of Cambridge

A Way of Happening a research library blog; especially good for extended discussions on research tools

Book Research

Author and Book Info information on more than 158,000 authors and their books, for books published before 1964

Beyond the Bookcast a podcast series concerning the business of writing and publishing

Books for understanding: scholarship beyond the headlines; "a free, easy-to-use resource to help you find books on current events."

ISBN Search locate a book by its International Standard Book Number or ISBN

Three Percent a resource for international literature

World eBook Fair ebook collections by academic discipline

Current awareness

Big Digital History exploring big data through a historian's macroscope by Shawn Graham, Ian Milligan, and Scott Weingart. 2014. An online manuscript of a book to be published by the Imperial College Press.

Critical Keywords for the Digital Humanities

Cross-Linguistic Linked Data data-sets for languages; the data is reusable

DHThis a digital humanities source for news in the field

DH Toychest "Guides, tools, and other resources for practical work in the digital humanities by researchers, teachers, and students. Curated by Alan Liu, University of California, Santa Barbara."

Digital Humanities Now

Digital Scholarship a series of bibliographies published by Charles Bailey; bibliographies include the Digital Curation Bibliography, the Altmetrics Bibliography and the Electronic Theses and Dissertations Bibliography

Discovering Scholarship on the Open Web an open access white paper (2013)

Editage Insights resources for researchers, authors, journals; advice on writing, publishing, editing

Europeana Professional a site for cultural heritage professionals and technologists

Global Perspectives on Digital History

H-Scholar a site for independent scholars and scholarship

Imagination, Computation, and Expression Laboratory At MIT; "Our research and development work includes new forms of gaming, interactive narrative, social media, digital media art..."

Introduction to Digital Humanities: Concepts, Methods, and Tutorials for Students and Instructors; from the UCLA Center for Digital Humanities as cited in "How the Humanities Compute in the Classroom," Chronicle of Higher Ed. Jan. 6, 2014 [1]

Lexicity an index for ancient language resources on the Internet

Modernist Journals Project; How to Read a Magazine

NULab for texts, maps and networks projects, events and activities at Northeastern University

Open Access Textbooks and Language Primers a list of resources from the blog Ancient World Online

Open Library of Humanities a project that provides a platform for publishing in the humanities

ORCID a non-profit that provides a registry of unique personal identifiers for researchers and scholars; sign up to create an ORCID ID.

PRIMO Peer-Reviewed Instructional Materials Online; a database of instructional materials by librarians for teaching digital research techniques

Research Information a British publication on the web


CC Search (beta) search for creative commons images; newly released in Feb. 2017 by Creative Commons

The Getty Museum Open Content open access images

Digital Penn Museum search the collection of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Penn Museum object data download data from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology; available as either a CSV, XML or JSON file

Metropolitan Museum of Art has released over 400,000 images as open access

Datasets The Metropolitan Museum's datasets available in CSV format

Research articles

“An Avatar ... in a Physical Space”: Researching the Mediated Immediacy of Electronic Dance Floors by Botond Vitos. v. 6 no. 2 Dancecult: Journal of Electronic Dance Music Culture, 2014.

Exploring and Designing Virtual Worlds editorial introduction by Joan Fragaszy Troyano and Lisa M. Rhody. Vol 3. No. 1 Journal of Digital Humanities, 2014.

The Mind Bleeds into the World: a conversation with David Chalmers. Edge, Jan. 24, 2017. NYU professor discusses philosophy and virtual reality. He states: "A virtual world is just as real as a physical world." Find the full text of the article here.

Platform studies as method for the critical historical study of electronic games by Raiford Guins. Published in Digital Culture and Education, Nov. 14 2016. Discusses his Game History course.

Success through Collaboration: What the Players of World of Warcraft Can Teach Us About Knowledge Production and Sharing in Virtual Communities by Tammy Ann Whynot. v. 7 no. 2 Dalhousie Journal of Interdisciplinary Management, 2011.


Big Data, Little Data, No Data by Christine Borgman. MIT Press, 2015. For free excerpts of the book visit BITS from the MIT Press. Subject: Communication in learning and scholarship -- Technological innovations; Research -- Methodology; Research -- Data processing; Information technology; Information storage and retrieval systems; Cyberinfrastructure

Big Digital Humanities: imagining a meeting place for the humanities and the digital by Patrik Svensson. Digital Culture Books, 2016. Read it for free online. Subject: Big data.; Digital humanities.

Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Visual Arts developed by the College Art Association. Feb. 2015. Available as a .pdf or web text.

Jaszi, P., & Aufderheide, P. (2010). Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Scholarly Research in Communication. The International Communication Association.

Deep Stories: Practicing, Teaching, and Learning Anthropology with Digital Storytelling by Mariela Nuñez-Janes et al. Sciendo (de Gruyter), 2017. This is an open access book. Subject: Anthropology -- Study and teaching.; Digital storytelling.

Digital Humanities and Digital Media: Conversations on Politics, Culture, Aesthetics and Literacy edited by Roberto Simanowski. Open Humanities Press, 2016. This book can be downloaded at no cost here.

Digital Scholarly Editing: theories and Practice edited by Matthew James Driscoll and Elena Pierazzo. Open Book Publishers, 2016. The book is available to view or download on the publisher web site.

Hacking the Academy: new approaches to scholarship and teaching from digital humanities edited by Daniel J. Cohen and Tom Scheinfeldt. University of Michigan Press, 2013. To read the free version of the book go to

Laying the Foundation: Digital Humanities in Academic Libraries by John White and Heather Gilbert. Purdue University Press Books, 2016. This is published as an open access book here.

Let's Put Data to Use: Digital Scholarship for the Next Generation, Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Electronic Publishing, IOS Press, 2014. Open access publication.

Literary Gaming by Astrid Ensslin. MIT Press, 2014.

Literary Studies in the Digital Age: an evolving anthology, edited by Kenneth M. Price and Ray Siemens. MLA Commons, 2013.

Interdisciplining Digital Humanities: boundary work in emerging fields by Julie Thompson Klein. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2014.

Manifesto for the Humanities: Transforming Doctoral Education in Good Enough Times by Sidonie Smith. University of Michigan Press, 2015. Read this book online for free using this DOI link.

New publication cultures in the Humanities: exploring the paradigm shift by Peter Dávidházi. Amsterdam University Press, 2014. Download the book for free

Open Access and the Humanities by Martin Paul Eve. Cambridge University Press, 2014. Open access version is available at this linkDOI

Pastplay: teaching and learning history with technology by Kevin Kee. University of Michigan Press, 2014. Available to read as a free e-book via Digital Culture Books, an imprint of the University of Michigan Press.

A Reader in Themed and Immersive Spaces by Scott A. Lukas et al. ETC Press, 2016. Download a free copy of the book from Carnegie Mellon University's ETC Press. This is an open access book.

Reading Today edited by Heta Pyrhönen and Janna Kantola. London: UCL Press, 2018. Available to read for free at UCL Press.

Seeing the Past with Computers: Experiments with Augmented Reality and Computer Vision for History edited by Kevin Kee and Timothy Compeau. University of Michigan Press, 2019. This is an open access book available to read online for free.

Teaching History in the Digital Age by T. Mills Kelly. University of Michigan Press, 2013. To read the open access version of the book use the DOI link

Writing History in the Digital Age edited by Jack Dougherty and Kristen Nawrotzki. University of Michigan Press, 2013. To read the open access version go to DOI:

Book collections

BITS A collection of MIT Press books with free access to excerpts of the books

Digital Culture Books Michigan Publishing online books site maintained by the University of Michigan Library

e-Duke Books Duke University Press online books; a number of the earlier publications are free to read, e.g. The Academic's Handbook (2007).

Gutenberg<e> A collection of open access books sponsored by the American Historical Association and the Columbia University Press

OAPEN freely accessible books in the humanities and social sciences from publishers in Europe

Purdue University Press Books open access books and journals

Stockholm University Press open access books and journals

UCL Press open access publishing at the University College of London; launched June 2015

University of Ottawa Press a portion of its catalogue is now open access


Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy; in 2015 the encyclopedia celebrates 20 years of providing open access to its material

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