Are you an undergraduate or postgraduate student?

Are you looking for a unique angle to make your essay, dissertation or thesis stand out?

You’re in the right place!

  • What do we mean by 'Digital Humanities'?

    Digital Humanities is not just about using digital resources – it’s about using computing tools to analyse content in new and exciting ways.

    Whilst traditional scholarship uses “Close Reading” (techniques familiar to you), Digital Humanities uses “Distant Reading” to analyse large bodies of texts through computational methods, unlocking fascinating new insights that would not have been possible through traditional research methods.

    In this way, Digital Humanities provides a brand-new lens to explore the Humanities, and can give your research an exciting new angle!

  • What is Gale Digital Scholar Lab?

    Gale Digital Scholar Lab is an easy-to-navigate platform that provides all you need to complete your own Digital Humanities research:

    • Primary source content
    • Ways to 'clean' data
    • Powerful analysis tools, with no coding needed. 

    All instantly available, right at your fingertips.

    The platform also includes a Learning Center that provides step-by-step suggestions to help you apply Digital Humanities techniques to your own research.

What can Digital Humanities do for me?

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Digital Skills 
Increasingly in demand in the modern workplace.

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Data management and analysis 
Useful, valued and very transferable skills.

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Unique research angles 
A fresh new perspective, and the edge over other candidates.

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CV Boost and Employability 
Help you stand out from the crowd in job applications.

Gale Research Showcase

Gale Research Showcase is a free, open repository of student-authored digital scholarship. Designed to advance early career research, it showcases high-quality, peer-reviewed essays that demonstrate best practices in digital scholarship.

You can use Gale Research Showcase to get inspiration and guidance on using Digital Humanities techniques in your own project – and to get published!

Question Mark  Who can submit? 
Any undergraduate and postgraduate student studying at an institution that subscribes to Gale Digital Scholar Lab. Find out if your institution has access by searching “Gale” in the library catalogue.

Question Mark  What topics are covered? 
Projects are welcomed on any topic, discipline, and from any subject! There is no word limit. The only requirement is that your work made use of Gale Digital Scholar Lab.

Question Mark  Can I publish my work elsewhere, too? 
Yes! Gale Research Showcase is an open repository for amplifying the research of early career researchers; copyright ownership remains with you as the author(s), and you can repurpose the project as you wish!



For further information, including a summary of the Peer Review process, and the Creative Commons license under which your work will be published, check out the FAQ.

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Why should I submit my work to Gale Research Showcase?

✔ Free support and suggestions to improve your research (there’s no catch!)

Experience the Peer Review process. Get ahead of the crowd with this experience.

✔ Direct access to a Digital Humanities expert, who can answer questions and provide guidance.

✔ Boost your profile and CV through publication.

✔ Great for job applications - employers can see your work online.

You don’t need to write a new essay! If you’ve already written a piece of work that uses Gale Digital Scholar Lab, submit it today for inclusion in Gale Research Showcase, and access the benefits listed above!

*Please note: Inclusion in Gale Research Showcase is not guaranteed and is always at the discretion of Gale staff.

Interested, but unsure how to start? We can help!

If you have Gale Digital Scholar Lab at your university, we have a team of Digital Humanities specialists who can provide FREE 1:1 support on how to use this exciting research tool.

They can help you examine how Digital Humanities could be used to enrich your own, existing research questions or areas of interest.


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Wondering how to submit your work to Gale Research Showcase?

Wondering what the submission process would involve? Or perhaps you’ve already written an essay, and want to get it over to us at Gale?

Becca Gillot, the Gale Digital Scholar Lab Product Manager, explains how easy it is to submit! 👇

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