Selections from the toolkits of our librarians
Audacity is a free, cross-platform audio editing program available online or via free download. Audacity facilitates audio imports, recording, editing, working with multiple tracks, and exporting.
CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) is a language used for determining the the look of a document written in a markup language like HTML. In particular, CSS is used to style web pages.
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.
Flickr is a photo management service that allows you to upload and share high quality photos, connect with friends, and stay in touch. Flickr also provides easy ways to find great images and use social tagging to manage your finds.
GarageBand enables music creators to record, edit, mix, and share audio tracks. Create your own songs from scratch, or make combinations using GarageBand's digital samples.
Available for MacOS and iOS devices.
Web-based, collaborative service for version control with git, source code management (SCM), and hosting software projects.
Online spreadsheet compatible with Microsoft Excel format. Multiple editors can collaborate in real-time.
Markup language used for structuring and presenting content on the web. Compared to earlier versions, it has improved accessibility, semantic value, and support for multimedia.
The tool performs automatic syntax-based intra-language alignment or alignment between parallel texts in the same language (paraphrased from the site).
Video editing software for Mac and iOS. Import video, organize or delete video clips, add a soundtrack, add subtitles, and create special effects.
Free and open-source vector graphics editors editor, which uses the ubiquitous .SVG format as its native filetype. Compatible with Mac, Linux, and Windows.
Open source software for processing and editing of unstructured 3D triangular meshes. It also has an extremely fast slide function.
Omeka is a content management system designed for the display of library, museum, archives, and scholarly collections and exhibitions. Omeka is designed with non-IT specialists in mind, allowing users to focus on content and interpretation rather than programming. It makes top-shelf design easy with a simple and flexible templating system. Its robust open-source developer and user communities underwrite Omeka’s stability and sustainability. Omeka allows users to publish cultural heritage objects, extend its functionality with themes and plugins, and curate online exhibits with digital objects [ DIRT Directory ].
Palladio is a web-based platform for the visualization of complex, multi-dimensional data. You can use it to plot and analyze point data.
The Scaife Viewer is a project of the Perseus Digital Library. It's a reading environment for pre-modern text collections, both in their original languages and in translation. Greek and Latin texts are emphasized but texts in additional pre-modern languages are also accommodated. Contributed material is published almost immediately and Scaife's widgets widgets can integrate texts with annotations and external APIs.
ScholarlyCommons is the University of Pennsylvania's institutional repository for gathering, indexing, storing, and making widely available the scholarly output of the Penn community.
VIVO is a semantic web platform that reveals research and scholarship through linked profiles of people and other research-related information. VIVO is populated with data from authoritative, trusted sources to create researcher profiles, highlighting faculty expertise, publications, grants, teaching, service and social networks. VIVO enables the discovery of scholarship across disciplinary and institutional boundaries.