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HIST 1200-103: Writing History: Spies and Spying (FWS Spring 2017): Finding an electronic
text for study

This is a guide for Benedetta Carnaghi's First -Year Writing Seminar, A Life Under Cover -- Spies in History, Fiction and Cinema

Finding an electronic text for study

Project Gutenberg

Internet Archive Text Archive

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How Do I Find Online Primary Sources:  Electronic Full-Text Sources (The University of Chicago)                                     

JSTOR supports data and text mining

"JSTOR first started thinking about data and text mining back in 1999, when we learned that Fred Shapiro was using JSTOR to find the earliest known uses of words that pre-dated the record of first uses of terms from the Oxford English Dictionary. In 2008, JSTOR introduced the “Data for Research” (DfR) service, a free data mining tool for journal content on JSTOR, available to the public. DfR provides the ability to obtain data sets via bulk downloads, and includes a powerful faceted search interface, online viewing of document-level data, downloadable datasets (including word frequencies, citations, key terms, and ngrams). More than 700 data sets have been downloaded annually since the service launched. We also receive many special requests for access to even larger-scale datasets for research of various kinds and we work with researchers to tailor datasets to their needs". (Ten Things About JSTOR; retrieved February 10, 2015)

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