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Digital Scholarship

About Digital Scholarship

Digital scholarship (DS) and Digital Humanities (DH) are scholarly activities that involve the extensive use of digital methods and tools to conduct research, analyze data, and present scholarship. This libguide is here to help you navigate the many facets of DS and DH as well as to help you discover ways in which the library may support and facilitate these practices.

DS and DH use digital tools that may be relatively simple and free like Google Maps and Wordpress or more complex licensed software like ArcGIS and Oxygen XML Editor. Digital humanities may be seen as falling under the umbrella of digital scholarship. It involves using digital tools and methods to analyze, synthesize, present and teach humanities scholarship. DH is inherently methodological and interdisciplinary. Like all forms of DS, DH scholarship can widely vary in scope. 

See ds.lmu.edu for more on digital scholarship and digital humanities.

For assistance with incorporating DS into your teaching and research, contact Library's DS webpage for more information.

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