Digital Humanities: Humanities research in the digital age
Digital Humanities: Humanities research in the digital age

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Digital Humanities: Humanities research in the digital age

2.1 Discover more digital resources

Digital resources created by experienced researchers can provide you with examples of good practice in research, as well as allowing you to make new discoveries.

Screenshot of Old Bailey Online website
Figure 2 Screenshot of Old Bailey Online website

Activity 4 Discovering digital resources

You can try the following:

  • The Old Bailey Online [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] . Digitised accounts from London’s main criminal court – you can search for crimes, criminals and punishments; also generate tables and charts to combine quantitative and qualitative analysis, or even use their API. See the Research and Study Guides for more suggestions.
  • The Cambridge Digital Library collections, such as Curious Objects, Waterloo or Maps.
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