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Digital Humanities (DH): Readings and Resources

A quick guide to everything you need to get started with Digital Humanities.

Subject Specific Readings

Data Management

Be sure to develop a Data Management Plan for all your research data. Not only does having a DMP help secure grants, but it also gives you the piece of mind regarding what happens to your data after the grant/project is over. Check out our Data Management Libguide for more information.

Copyright & Scholarly Publishing

If you are confused as to whether you have rights to use digital material in your work, or would like to learn more about your rights as an author publishing a physical or digital copy, check out our guide on


Scholarly Publishing

Creative Commons


Metadata is often defined as ‘data about data’ or ‘information about information’ It is usually structured textual information that describes something about the creation, content, or context of a digital resource – be it a single file, part of a single file, or a collection of many files. Metadata is the glue which links information and data across the World Wide Web. It is the tool that helps people to discover, manage, describe, preserve and build relationships with and between digital resources. (JISC)

Directory of Metadata Schemas

Common Metadata Schemas by Subject (see also Boston College Libguide)


Relevant Books and Journals

Hybrid Pedagogy : it is as much about using digital tools thoughtfully as it is about deciding when not to use digital tools, and about paying attention to the impact of digital tools on learning.

Debates in Digital Humanities : the open-access edition of Debates in the Digital Humanities, which brings together leading figures in the field to explore its theories, methods, and practices and to clarify its multiple possibilities and tensions.

Journal of Digital Humanities : a comprehensive, peer-reviewed, open access journal that features the best scholarship, tools, and conversations produced by the digital humanities community in the previous trimester.