Digital Humanities


The Digital Humanities Lab of Yale University Library supports scholars in their engagement with digital tools and methods in the pursuit of humanistic questions. This support extends to Yale undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, postdoctoral associates, librarians, and curators.
Areas of concentration include textual, visual, spatial, and network analysis. Within these areas, topics of interest include programming, web development, and design, as well as theoretical discussions of the digital humanities. 

Departments/disciplines/programs/subject areas supported

Because digital humanities methods often draw on disciplines outside of traditional humanities fields and has cross-disciplinary implications, this collection also offers support for research and teaching in the social sciences (e.g. computer science, data science, and statistics).


The collection is non-circulating. For an online catalog of the collection, please visit the Digital Humanities Lab’s LibraryThing page. For some titles, a duplicate circulating or electronic copy may be available through OrbisMorris, or Borrow Direct.

Formats collected

Academic and trade press monographs are purchased in print formats.

Languages collected

Monographs are collected primarily in English.

Chronological and geographical focus

Current monographs are prioritized, with older materials purchased to replace damaged, lost, or absent copies of significant works in the field of digital humanities.
The collection is international in scope and open to including work that covers any time period.

Collaborations within Yale

  • Partner with StatLab to determine purchases for Digital Scholarship at large
  • Collaborate with Department of Area Studies and Humanities Research Support (DASHRS) to be deliberate about selective duplication