What is Gale Digital Scholar Lab? 

The Digital Scholar Lab is a new and innovative online tool used for collecting data sets from Gale Primary Sources. The Digital Scholar Lab lets you analyse data sets using built in text analysis and visualization tools. The Lab promises to open up new possibilities for digital scholarship, allowing natural language processing tools to be applied to raw text data (OCR), facilitating new discoveries and insights. 

What is Gale Primary Sources? 

Gale Primary Sources is a database that allows searching across any combination, or all, of Griffith University’s Gale Primary Sources holdings. These new collections include: 

  • Nineteenth Century Collections Online,  
  • The Making of Modern Law,  
  • Archives of Sexuality and Gender,  
  • Refugees, Relief and Resettlement,  
  • China and the Modern World,  
  • British Library Newspapers,  
  • Women’s Studies Archive, and many more. 

How do I access these resources? 

You can access the Digital Scholar Lab, Gale Primary Sources and each individual archive through the library catalogue. You can view a list of these new collections in the New/Trial Databases on the Library Guides A-Z Listing. 

Where can I learn more about the Digital Scholar Lab? 

The library is hosting two webinars for Researchers, HDRs and Academic staff to learn more of the Lab’s high-powered computational analysis tools: 

GALE Digital Scholar Lab: Tools to explore the social, economic and policy impacts of an historic pandemic
Date: June 30, 2020 
Time: 11am – 12.30pm  

GALE Digital Scholar Lab: Tools to explore and compare histories of racism, civil rights and social inequalities
Date: July 2, 2020 
Time: 2pm – 3.30pm 


For more about Gale Digital Scholar Lab