Answered By: Valerie Weis
Last Updated: Nov 17, 2016     Views: 59

Our HathiTrust subscription allows text mining subject to certain conditions. The HathiTrust policies are posted at  http://www.hathitrust.org/datasets . Elsevier also allows some text mining of its Science Direct database. You can view the Elsevier policy at https://www.elsevier.com/about/company-information/policies/text-and-data-mining 

Other database vendors may allow text mining on a case-by-case basis on request. Contact an HKS Librarian if you have any questions about text-mining Harvard database subscriptions.

LIWC (Linguistic Analysis and Word Count), a software program for text mining is installed on two of the Macintosh research computers on Level B in Harvard's Lamont Library. In addition, Harvard University affiliates can contact the IQSS Research Consultants with questions about text mining software options and training at the IQSS.

You can also use our Lynda database for online technology tutorials on how to program in specific languages like R or Python for sentiment analysis and text mining projects.

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