Selections from the toolkits of our librarians
The Biomedical Library and Education Commons offer free 3D printing for all members of the Penn Community. 3D printing is available for both academic and non-academic projects.
The Fisher Fine Arts Library has two ARTEC 3D scanners available for use in the Materials Library.
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.
An open source platform useful for visualizing networks, including co-authorship networks and biological data networks.
Heat maps and other visualization tools, for working with your own uploaded data. A simple way to quickly geocode addresses.
GraphPad Prism is a statistical and scientific graphing software used for organizing, analyzing, interpreting, and visualizing data in a professional manner.
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.
MATLAB is a high-level language and interactive environment for numerical computation, visualization, and programming. Using MATLAB, you can analyze data, develop algorithms, and create models and applications. The language, tools, and built-in math functions enable you to explore multiple approaches and reach a solution faster than with spreadsheets or traditional programming languages, such as C/C++ or Java
Palladio is a web-based platform for the visualization of complex, multi-dimensional data. You can use it to plot and analyze point data.
PowerPoint is Microsoft's presentation software for creating engaging presentations that consist of individual pages, or slides, which may contain text, graphics, sound, movies, hyperlinks, and other objects. PowerPoint enables users to add animation and effects to slideshow elements. Presentations can be printed, displayed, notated, and navigated by the presenter.