FSS: Software and equipment

In addition to the standard Microsoft software, the FSS Library's four workstations are equipped with the software listed below. See the availability of computers by location.

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC
    Free software for viewing, printing, and annotating PDFs.
    Help  ​​​​ 
  • Adobe Digital Editions
    Adobe Digital Editions is an ebook reader software program for acquiring, managing, and reading eBooks, digital newspapers, and other digital publications.
    Help
  • Antidote v8
    Antidote is a French and English grammar correction and writing assistance program.
    Help
  • ArcGIS v10.5 and ArcGIS Pro
    Desktop GIS software to perform spatial analysis and create high-quality maps.
    Request a copy
  • Artstor Offline Image Viewer (OIV) v4 
    Artstor OIV is a tool for giving offline classroom presentations, downloading images from Artstor and creating digital slide show presentations that feature side-by-side comparisons, zooming and panning, and the ability to customize text on the slides. 
    Help
  • Beyond 20/20
    Web data viewer that provides flexible data display and visualization
    Download: Beyond 20/20 | Help
  • Colectica for Excel v5.2
    Colectica for Microsoft Excel Standard Edition is a free tool to document your spreadsheet data using the open standard for data documentation.
    Help
  • DLX View and Graph (Haver)
    DLXVG3 is a powerful yet simple-to-use application designed for analytical use of Haver’s time-series data. DLXVG3 can be used to view data, create charts and easily create Excel spreadsheets as well as many other features. See the user manual here for details on the topic of your choice.
  • Geomatica 2017
    Software for remote sensing and image processing.
    Help
  • GeoSuite 2001, 2006, 2011 and 2016
    Explore the links between all standard levels of geography and determine geographic codes, names, etc.
    Download: Geosuite
  • Google Earth Pro
    Google Earth lets you fly anywhere on Earth to view satellite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings, from galaxies in outer space to the canyons of the ocean. You can explore rich geographical content, save your toured places, and share with others.
    Download: Google Earth Pro | Help
  • NVivo v11
    Software supporting qualitative and mixed methods research that enables the collection, organization and analysis of qualitative data.
    Help  
  • Python v2.7 
    Python is an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented programming language.
    Help
  • QDA Miner Prosuite
    Qualitative research analysis software for coding, annotating, retrieving and analyzing small and large collections of documents and images. Includes Simstat and Wordstat.
    Help 
  • QGIS v2.18 
    Create, edit, visualise, analyse and publish geospatial information with this free and open source geographic information system. 
    Help
  • R v3.4.1 
    R is a programming language and software environment for statistical computing and graphics. 
    Help
  • RStudio
    Integrated development environment (IDE) for R. Includes a console, syntax-highlighting editor that supports direct code execution as well as tools for plotting, history, debugging and workspace management.
    Help
  • SAGA GIS v2.3.2
    SAGA (System for Automated Geoscientific Analyses), is a free and open source Geographic Information System (GIS) software that has been designed for an easy and effective implementation of spatial algorithms. It offers a comprehensive, growing set of geoscientific methods and provides an easily approachable user interface with many visualisation options. 
    Help
  • SAS v9.4
    SAS (Statistical Analysis System) is a software suite for advanced analytics, multivariate analyses, business intelligence, data management, and predictive analytics. 
    Help
  • SPSS v24
    Statistical analysis software with choice of a graphical user interface or syntax mode.
    Help  
  • Stata/IC v15
    Stata is a statistical package for managing, analyzing, and graphing data. 
    Help
  • Stat/Transfer v14
    Stat/Transfer has provided fast, reliable, and convenient data transfer between popular software packages for thousands of users, worldwide.
    Help
  • Write-N-Cite
    Write-N-Cite is a utility that allows users to run an abbreviated version of RefWorks in Microsoft Word. You can access your references by folder (or sub-folder), by quick search or by all references with the ability to sort by author, title, or year.
    Help
  • Zotero Standalone
    Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share research sources.
    Help  

Social Sciences computer laboratories

Three computer labs are located on the second floor of Vanier Hall. They can be used outside of class hours. The labs can be accessed via the second floor bridge connecting FSS to Vanier. VNR 2008 has 33 computers, VNR 2015 has 42 computers and VNR 2025 has 52 computers.

Software available includes : Microsoft Office Suite, SPSS, SAS, AMOS, STAT/Transfer, EVIEWS, Mathematica, NVivo, E-Prime and Stata.


Printing, scanning and photocopying

A printer and a photocopier/scanner are located in VNR 2007, which is accessible via the second floor bridge connecting FSS to Vanier. The next closest printers, scanners and photocopiers are in LMX 250 (Educational Centre).


Book drop box

The book drop box is located at the end of the main elevator bank on the first floor of the FSS building (across from the student-use microwaves).

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