Digital tools used in the arts and humanities

This is a catalogue of software tools used at different stages of the research lifecycle in the arts and humanities. The tools were selected from those used in research projects included in our database. We are constantly adding new tools.

Recently added/updated tools:

Oracle Database

Oracle Database is a relational database management system (RDBMS).


EndNote is a reference management software tool used to organise references, images and PDFs in any language. References may be added manually or by importing from EndNote to instantly create bibliographies and figure lists.

Autodesk 3ds Max

Autodesk 3ds Max (formerly 3D Studio MAX) is an open source graphics software tool used by video game developers, motion picture studios and architectural visualisers for modelling and animation projects. One of the most advanced 3D modelling tools in the industry, 3ds Max has been utilised by many CGI-animated films such as Avatar and 2012 to generate computer graphics alongside live acting.


Flickr is an online community service that enables registered users to upload, tag, group, comment and rate photographs, artwork, illustrations, screenshots and videos. Images may be shared via Flickr galleries or embedded in external blogs and social media. Hosting approximately 4 billion images, Flickr is also available for unregistered users to search and browse galleries and navigate geospatial maps.

Google Docs

Google Docs is a free, web-based service provided by Google for word processing and the creation of spreadsheets, presentations, forms and drawings. The cloud-computing application allows users to create, edit, upload, share and store data online in a variety of file formats similar to any office suite.