Selections from the toolkits of our librarians
Versatile modular project management tool. Display results in multiple formats. Easily editable.
CARTO Builder is cloud-based mapping software that does not require knowledge of code. Georectified historical maps may be used as basemaps.
You can sign up for this platform using the Github school pack or just sign up on their website. If you use your '.edu' email to gain access, it allows extra functionalities.
CARTO is transitioning to a new platform, CARTO Builder.
Google Analytics is a tool that can be customized to work with your website, blog, or other web presence in order to provide you with data that will help you to evaluate and improve your site's effectiveness and visibility. This webinar gives you an introduction to Google Analytics, particularly, the types of data Google Analytics provides, general setup information, the types of standard reports, and some ways to use the data to manage and boost your viewership and thus maximize your web presence.
Heat maps and other visualization tools, for working with your own uploaded data. A simple way to quickly geocode addresses.
A tool for creating web sites. It works well with other Google Apps, like Calendars and Docs.
Take a screenshot or screencast and quickly upload it to the web. Useful for online reference services.
Kahoot is a game-based classroom response for administering quizzes, facilitating discussions, or collecting survey data.
Web mapping tools that requires no knowledge of code. What makes this platform unique is that it allows easy manipulation of the background or base map in terms of colors that are assigned to each layer.
Mendeley assists at every stage of the research process, from gathering research and annotating PDFs to organizing citations and creating bibliographies.
Scrivener is a word processing program that allows users to organize drafts and manuscripts into chapters and sections, manage research notes, and import documents such as PDFs and Word documents. It also has a corkboard feature for organizing notes on "index cards" visually, and a full-screen writing mode that blocks out other windows to allow the user to concentrate on writing.
A popular, web-based application for creating survey forms:
- Create surveys with different questions types
- Apply themes and use templates
- Collect responses
- Analyze results
WordPress is a free web-based tool that was originally designed for blogging but now offers a full set of features for website creation.