This is a curated list of online tools and resources that are available to students and faculty that we think will be most helpful in the virtual learning environment.
Please contact us with any suggestions or questions – we expect this to be an evolving resource.
Many of the proprietary tools used for statistical analysis at Claremont (including Stata and SPSS) are licensed through individual colleges’ IT departments. Some vendors may be providing individual licenses during campus closures. Check with your college’s IT office for more information as they will be the ones authorized to provide students with license keys.
SPSS provides a free 14-day trial version.
HathiTrust Research Center Analytics
Offers a number of online tools for large-scale analysis of the works in the HathiTrust digital library.
Distant Reader is an NSF-funded project hosted by the University of Notre Dame that can harvest web data and analyze (by creating concordances and other descriptive measures) large-scale text datasets.
Google Ngram viewer
An easy-to-use interface for searching words or phrases (n-grams) within the corpus of digitized Google Books.
Voyant Tools is a web-based reading and analysis environment for digital texts. This is a good place to start if you are new to text analysis and visualization.
Voyant Tools is a web-based reading and analysis environment for digital texts
Data and statistics library research guide
This guide provides an excellent starting point for locating a variety of governmental and business statistics, including guidance on the library’s subscription data and statistics sources.
Kaggle is a subsidiary of Google and provides a platform for an online community of data scientists – largely focusing on “big data” approaches. They host thousands of datasets, provide peer support and training, and host competitions. Datasets are not generally peer-reviewed and you will need to use the data at your own risk.
Zenodo is an open science dataset repository that largely hosts research data associated with scholarly publications in STEM fields.
Harvard’s Dataverse hosts curated research data from a variety of disciplines.
Guides to help you hit the ground running with tools and platforms like Omeka, Scalar, and TimelineJS