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Resources - Software

Trying out our software

A range of software is available on the Scholarly Commons computers including specialized titles for analyzing quantitative and qualitative data, managing and editing images, managing documents and citations, and processing and mapping geographic data. Our computers are available on a walk-in basis to students, faculty, and staff. Our staff can assist users who are starting out using a new piece of software. Users also may find it helpful to use our facilities to determine if a piece of software is useful and worth purchasing for themselves. If you have questions about our software, or would like to reserve a workstation, please e-mail us.  

Links to tutorials are provided for some of the software listed below.  After going to a Lynda search link, you can use the filters to refine the search to meet your needs. To access a video tutorial from Lynda.com you need to authenticate first and then click the link to the tutorials. If you are receiving a Shibboleth error and can’t get to your desired tutorial, close your browser windows and then try the authentication link again. For more information see http://www.cites.illinois.edu/training/lyndatutorials.html

Lynda.com Authentication links:

Urbana-Champaign  http://go.illinios.edu/Lynda
Chicago  http://go.uic.edu/Lynda
Springfield  http://go.uis.edu/Lynda


Microsoft Access logo

Access

Microsoft

Database manager

Collect and serve data

Tutorials:

http://www.lynda.com/search?q=microsoft+access+2010

Acrobat icon

Acrobat Pro

Adobe

PDF creator

Collect and convert documents into pdfs

Includes:Distiller

Tutorials: 

http://www.lynda.com/search?q=acrobat&x=0&y=0

Adobe Acrobat Reader

Acrobat Reader

Adobe

PDF reader

Amos logo

Amos

IBM

Structural equation modeling

Show hypothesized relationships among variables

Arc GIS logo

ArcGIS

ESRI

Geographic Information System

Map, analyze and display statistical information with geographic issues

Includes: ArcCatalog, ArcGlobe, ArcMap, ArcScene

atlas ti logo

ATLAS.ti

Scientific Software Development

Qualitative Data Analysis

Locate, code, and annotate findings in primary data and then evaluate and visualize

Audacity logo

Audacity

Open source

Audio editor, recorder
Tutorials: 

http://www.lynda.com/home/ Player

Adobe bridge logo

Bridge

Adobe

Manage media files
Tutorials:

http://www.lynda.com/Bridge-CS4

Camtasia logo

Camtasia

TechSmith

Screen recording

Create and edit videos of screen, screen camera and audio track

Chrome logo

Chrome

Google

Web browser

Excel logo

Excel

Microsoft

Spreadsheet editor
Tutorials: 

http://www.lynda.com/search?q=excel

Fine Reader logo

Fine Reader

ABBYY

Scanning, OCR

Advanced recognition, including support for foreign languages, output to PDF, Word, Excel

Firefox logo

Firefox

Mozilla

Web browser

Google Earth logo

Google Earth

Google

Map, image viewer

Satellite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings

Grass logo

Grass

Open source

Geospatial data

Data management and analysis, image processing, graphics/maps production, spatial modeling, visualization

InDesign logo

InDesign

Adobe

Page layout
Tutorials: 
http://www.lynda.com/search?q=indesign+cs6 

Internet Explorer logo

Internet Explorer

Microsoft

Web browser

Golden Software MapViewer logo

MapViewer

Golden Software

Spatial data viewer

Mendeley logo

Mendeley Deskotop

Mendeley

Research management

Save citations, organize PDFs

MikTex logo

MiKTex

MiKTeX Project

Typesetting system

Edit and typeset TeX

Morae logo

Morae

TechSmith

Usability Testing

Record the ways in which people interact with a website or software (records screen, mouse and user A/V)

notetab logo

NoteTab Light

Fookes Software

Text editor

Nvivo logo

Nvivo

QSR International

Qualitative data analysis

Analyze non-numeric or unstructured data

OIV logo

OIV

ARTstor

Slide Show creator

Create slide shows using personal and ArtStor images for later display when offline

OneNote logo

OneNote

Microsoft

Email, Calendar and Contact manager

Send and read emails, schedule tasks, record information about people
Tutorials: 
http://www.lynda.com/search?q=onenote+2010 

Open GeoDa logo

OpenGeoDa

GeoDa Center

Geospatial analysis and computation

opera logo

Opera

Opera Software

Web browser

Microsoft Outlook logo

Outlook

Microsoft

Email, Calendar and Contact manager

Send and read emails, schedule tasks, record information about people
Tutorials: 
 http://www.lynda.com/search?q=outlook+2010

Oxygen logo

oXygen

Syncro Soft

XML editor

Create metadata, encode texts in TEI, write XHTML

Photoshop logo

Photoshop

Adobe

Image editor

Do a wide array of editing and modifications to photos
Tutorials: 
http://www.lynda.com/search?q=photoshop+cs5 

Powerpoint logo

PowerPoint

Microsoft

Slide show creator

Write text graphics and add pictures to create a lecture backdrop
Tutorials: 
http://www.lynda.com/search?q=powerpoint+2010 

PSPP logo

PSPP

Open source

Statistical analysis

Free alternative to SPSS

Microsoft Publisher logo

Publisher

Microsoft

Page layout

Create and edit brochures, flyers, etc.
Tutorials: 
http://www.lynda.com/Publisher-2010 

Putty logo

PuTTY

Open source

Telnet and SSH Client

Python logo

Python

Open source

Programming
Tutorials: 

 http://www.lynda.com/Python-3

quicktime logo

Quicktime Player

Apple

Media player
Tutorials: 

http://www.lynda.com/QuickTime-Pro-5 

R logo

R

Open source

Statistical computing, graphics

Real Player logo

Real Player

Real Networks

Media player

SAS logo

SAS

SAS Institute

Statistical analysis

SaTScan logo

SaTScan

Open source

Data analysis

Spatial, temporal and space-time data

Silverlight logo

Silverlight

Microsoft

Embedded, interactive graphics platform

Similar to Adobe Flash
Tutorials: 
http://www.lynda.com/Silverlight 

Snagit logo

SnagIt

TechSmith

Screen capture

Capture, annotate screen images

SPSS logo

SPSS

IBM

Statistical analysis

Survey authoring and deployment, data mining, text analytics, statistical analysis
Tutorials: 
 http://www.lynda.com/SPSS-19

Stata logo

Stata

StataCorp LP

Statistical analysis

Data management, graphics, simulations, custom programming, statistical analysis

Stella logo

STELLA

isee systems

Data modeling

Visual Studio logo

Visual Studio

Microsoft

Software development

Develop console and graphical user interface applications
Tutorials: 
 http://www.lynda.com/Visual-Studio-2010

VLC logo

VLC

Open source

Media Player

Windows media logo

Windows Media Player

Microsoft

Media Player

winSCP

winSCP

Open Source

File transfer

SFTP client, SCP client, FTPS client and FTP client

Word logo

Word

Microsoft

Word Processor

Write documents and do some page layout
Tutorials: 
http://www.lynda.com/search?q=word+2010 

Write Cite logo

Write 'n Cite

ProQuest

Citation Management

Companion to RefWorks