CARTO and CARTO Builder

CARTO Builder is cloud-based mapping software that does not require knowledge of code. Georectified historical maps may be used as basemaps.


An open source platform useful for visualizing networks, including co-authorship networks and biological data networks.


Omeka is a content management system designed for the display of library, museum, archives, and scholarly collections and exhibitions.

Quantum GIS

QGIS (or Quantum GIS) is an open source geographic information system. It runs on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. There are also numerous plug-ins that extend the functionality of QGIS.


An open source language and environment for statistical computing and graphics. It has both the flexibility and steep learning curve of a programming language.


ScholarlyCommons is the University of Pennsylvania's institutional repository for gathering, indexing, storing, and making widely available the scholarly output of the Penn community.


Web-based application for performing text analysis. Provides data and visualizations for word frequency and word location in texts. Compares two texts side by side.


Open-source citation management tool. Compatible with Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and Edge, and exists as a standalone application as well.