Selections from the toolkits of our librarians
Provides an easy browsing option for discovering Penn Libraries scholarly journal content. BrowZine pulls together articles from library subscription databases, joins them into complete issues, and displays them in a “newsstand” view.
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.
Connect to Penn resources through the Penn Proxy bookmark tool. Add a button to your browser's bookmark toolbar, then when you want to view an article off-campus but are prompted for a subscription log-in, simply click the bookmark and enter your Pennkey and Password.
On a desktop? Check Lean Library Access.
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.
A browser extension that provides seamless access to Penn Libraries subscriptions from anywhere on the web.
The Lean Library Access extension provides quick and simple access to digital content provided by Penn Libraries.
Download the extension and it will automatically detect when you are on a website that contains content the library subscribes to.
The gray extension icon will turn green if the library provides access. If you are off campus or using wireless access, you may be prompted to log in with your PennKey credentials.
If the content you’d like to use doesn’t seem accessible, the extension will automatically check for open-access versions of the article or provide a link to interlibrary loan.
For mobile devices, see the Libraries' EZproxy browser bookmarklet
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.