• Timeline JS

      A web-based timeline creator. Allows beginner users to make a full timeline presentation from a provided Google Doc spreadsheet template, and more experienced users full creative control for custom installations.

    • StoryMaps JS

      A web-based interactive map creator. Equipped with Google Maps software to easily search for world locations through specific addresses or key words. Allows the user to add images to better display the location. Great for history, geography, cultural studies classes. You must login with a Google account to access it.

    • PiktoChart

      A web-based infographic generator and slideshow creator. Equipped with a collection of icons and graphics, PiktoChart allows you to easily create presentation materials that can be shared via social media or downloaded as a JPG. Some features are limited to their premium accounts. You must register for an individual account to use it.

    • Audacity

      A downloadable audio-editing software. Audacity is able to both record and edit audio cross-platform. It will accept WAV, AIFF, MP3 and OGG files. Also is able to cut, paste, copy, mix tracks or add effects to your audio recordings. Free, but must download online. Installed on all the Lab computers.

    • Gephi

      A downloadable open-source graphing platform. Gephi allows the custom creation of sophisticated graphs for use in research projects, academia, and journalism. Great for formatting data to generate graphs or clusters. Completely free, but you must download the program. Available on Lab open computers.

    • Scalar

      An open source web publishing program. Scalar allows authors to write long, digital scholarship online. Includes multiple media sources to incorporate with the writing. Scalar is free to use.

    • Omeka

      A downloadable open-source web publishing platform. Great for display of library, museum, archive, and scholarly collections and exhibitions. Allows the user to set up quickly without coding to focus more on content. Completely free, but must download and have specific system requirements. Digital Scholarship Lab recommends using with a reclaim hosting domain.

    • Reclaim

      A web-hosting platform. Allows students to have domains which they fully own and control. A very easy way to obtain your own website by providing all support necessary for beginners and veterans. Free registration, but costs between $25-$100 per year depending on package.

    • Wordpress

      A tool to create a website or blog. Very easy to use by allowing users to pick from pre-built website templates and customize their site. Basic templates are free, but customization requires a premium membership.

    • Medium

      A web-based blog and web-publishing platform. Allows for group collaboration in creating blogs or web content. Articles and stories are accessible to the entire internet, so both beginning cooks and seasoned journalists can find an audience. Free and easy to use for everyone.

    • oXygen

      An XML editor that's great for beginners too. An excellent resource for projects using Text Encoding Initiative (TEI).  Available on select machines within the open lab. 

    • Tableau

      A set of data analysis and visualization products, great for understanding and representing data in innovative ways. Tableau Public is free to download. The full Tableau license is available on the visualization station in the Lab.

    • Power BI

      A data visualization suite by Microsoft. Power Bi transforms data into visuals for better understanding. Great for organizing and collecting data to monitor business. Available on every device. Available throughout the library and through Marquette's Office360 (office.mu.edu).

    • Adobe Creative Cloud

      The entire suite of Adobe creative products includes sophisticated software for editing graphics, video production, animations and more. See the full list of supported desktop applications here: https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/catalog/desktop.html

    • iMovie

      Entry-level, easy to use basic editing program from Apple. iMovie is loaded onto all the Macs in the library. A recommended tool for video slideshows and entry-level video assignments.

    • Palladio 

      general-purpose suite of visualization and analytical tools including geographic and relational mapping features, created first for humanities-related projects. 

    • Adobe Premiere Pro

      Video editing software from Adobe. Premiere has a great titling tool, allowing the editor to quickly, efficiently, and creatively add titles to their project. Premiere can not accommodate multiple editors to a single project. Premiere is available on all DSLab lower-level Macs and some of the circulating laptops. A recommended video editing tool for undergraduates, graduates and faculty.

    • InDesign

      A graphic design application included in the Adobe Suite. Provides a detailed page design and layout toolset for use across desktop and mobile devices. Great for publishing graphics for books, brochures, apps, and magazines. Available on all DSLab computers.

    • Voyant

      a web-based text analysis tool robust enough to handle large documents with an easy to use analytics dashboard. https://voyant-tools.org

    • Carto

      A visualization open online platform. Simple drag and drop features for app creation. Provides data visualization for increased audience use. Free to use, but offers a paid premium account with more features.

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