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Supported Software Resources
This page features online training options for many of our software packages. If you have a favorite resource, please share it!
ArcGIS Training and Tutorials
Geospatial Data Guide
for getting started finding and using GIS data. Also has advice on specific software applications and web mapping services.
Esri's ArcGIS suite of software is an industry standard tool for creating, manipulating, and displaying geospatial data. All UCSB affiliates are eligible for personal copies of this software.
Esri training resources
The Collaboratory's page dedicated to Esri software support. The Library maintains UCSB's sitewide Esri license.
NVivo Training and Tutorials
NVIVO is text analysis software for use with any sort of text. It works especially well for coding ethnographic field notes and interview transcriptions.
NVivo 10 for Windows eDemo
Find out how NVivo can assist throughout the research process, including: literature reviews, proposals, reports, papers and dissertations.
More about NVIVO
including harvesting Tweets and web pages with NCapture
SAS Training and Tutorials
SDA Training and Tutorials
Overview of SDA and Its Features
SDA is an online data analysis tool that allows users to perform statistical analyses without SAS, SPSS, or Stata. This tutorial is an overivew on how to find data that are SDA-enabled, how to access them. It also shows how to access the SDA-codebook and subset data.
SPSS Training and Tutorials
Stata Training and Tutorials
Stata Starter Kit
Institute for Digital Research & Education (IDRE), UCLA
Stata Tutorial w/ACS by Alana Titzler
U:\Collaboratory\Student Projects\Titzler\Introduction to Stata.docx
Using Setup Files
Many of our resources for data contain ASCII data files which are accompanied by setup files that allow users to read the text files into statistical software packages. Below are tutorials created by UCSB Library staff to help you do this in SAS, SPSS, and Stata.
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