New: TDM Studio for Text Analysis

UW-Madison Libraries recently acquired access to TDM Studio, an online text analysis tool for research, teaching, and learning. This tool provides rights-cleared full text access for UW-Madison faculty, students, and staff to content available through the Libraries’ subscription to ProQuest. 

Researchers will be able to analyze and create datasets from materials including current and historical newspapers, scholarly journals, primary sources, and dissertations and theses. These materials come from over 200 databases in a variety of fields such as science, technology, medicine, public policy, history, and literature. 

Getting access to rights cleared full text data for research projects can be difficult to navigate. Using a tool like TDM Studio, in addition to reaching out to their subject librarians, is a way that researchers who would like to analyze content available in library databases can make sure to comply with terms of use for electronic resources and avoid interruptions in access. 

TDM Studio provides analysis tools for researchers with varying levels of coding experience. The TDM Studio Visualization dashboard allows researchers to quickly generate insights and visualizations using built in tools for geospatial, topic modeling, and sentiment analysis. The TDM Studio Workbench provides access to Jupyter Notebooks and customizable scripts, allowing researchers to use their own coding methodologies. 

To begin exploring the content and tools in TDM Studio, you will need to create an account using a valid email address. You can visit the TDM Studio info page for more details and documentation.

TDM Studio joins a suite of other datasets and tools available through UW-Madison Libraries for text analysis including Clarivate’s Web of Science dataset, Gale’s Digital Scholar Lab, and the HathiTrust Research Center. For upcoming workshops on using the Libraries’ text analysis tools, please visit the Libraries’ Data Services page.