- Bamboo DiRT
Bamboo DiRT is a thorough directory of digital research tools for scholarly use that allows you to find tools easily for specific research applications.
- Federal Reserve Economic Data (FRED)
Use Federal Reserve Economic Data (FRED) to create graphs or maps with FRED Graph
- Google Ngram Viewer
Google Ngram is a tool for tracking the occurrence of phrases in publications over a specified period of time through Google Books.
- Interactive Population Map
A relatively simple tool for data visualization, the Census Bureau’s Interaction Population Map allows you to quickly and easily view Census data spatially. Explore population counts, race, ethnicity, age, sex, and housing status in a variety of geographic areas.
KDnuggets offers this comprehensive list of both commercial and free text mining and text analysis tools and software.
- Many Eyes
A tool from IBM. Use either available data or upload your own to create graphs and maps for others to view and comment on. Many Eyes allows you to analyze texts and data sets with a wide variety of visualization types.
An application that allows you to easily create and share interactive charts, graphs, and maps. The free version, Tableau Public, has file size and format limits and is installed in UNC's virtual lab. In addition, temporary licenses are available for faculty (Tableau for Teaching), and full-time students have free access to Tableau Desktop for one year (see the Students tab).
Textalyser is an online text analysis tool that provides statistics on a piece of text such as word density and the prominence of certain words or expressions.
Wordle is a simple tool for generating world clouds from a webpage or a text you provide.
I can help you:
- Find numeric data sets or statistics
- Figure out how/where to store your data
- Write a data management plan
- By presenting to your classes about Census data, other data sources or managing research data.
Michele earned her BA from Earlham College and her MSLS from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She previously worked as the Demographics Specialist at the State Library of North Carolina from 2000 to 2005 and in the Libraries at North Carolina State University from 2005 to 2008. She began work in Davis Library at UNC at Chapel Hill in December 2008.