An Introduction to Newspaper Text Analysis with ProQuest TDM Studio Workbench
In-Person Location: Robarts Library, 5th Floor, Room 5-053 (directly across from the elevator). Map & Data Library Computer Lab
Text analysis is a range of techniques for working with large numbers of texts for exploration, analysis, and visualization. This workshop will introduce you to ProQuest TDM Studio Workbench, an online tool for performing text analysis on ProQuest databases. These databases include over 140 collections of current and historical newspapers.
In this 2-hour workshop, you will learn how to get started with TDM Studio Workbench. Through a combination of lectures, demonstrations, and activities using a sample dataset of newspaper articles, participants will learn how to:
- Create a dataset and bring it into Workbench for analysis
- Navigate the Workbench environment solo or as part of a team
- Understand what types of text analysis are possible in Workbench (using Python or R)
- Get started running sample Jupyter notebooks, and learn how to create your own!
This workshop is designed for those new to text analysis and TDM Studio Workbench. There are no prerequisites or assumptions of knowledge - while some basic Python experience will be helpful, this is not required! If you took our Friendly Introduction to Python for Absolute Beginners: Part 1, you know more than you need.
Map & Data Library workshops, such as this one, are a welcoming and inclusive environment for learning. To learn more, check out our Code of Conduct.
If you would like to find out more information about ProQuest TDM Studio Workbench, or explore on your own, please visit our online guide.