Specialized Software Lab

The Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library leases a number of software analysis tools that are essential to health sciences research. The software can be found in the Specialized Software Lab, located on the Plaza level of the WHSC Library. Access to these computers is limited to individuals with an Emory netID and password. Priority is for those using the specialized tools.

The lab features 3 PCs and a dual-boot Mac.

Quantitative Software

Epi Info 7 Epi Info is a tool for data collection, analysis, visualization, and reporting using epidemiologic methods  Located on Computer 17, 18, 19
MATLAB MATLAB is a data visualization and analysis tool used in engineering and the sciences Located on Computer 17, 18, 19
R R is a programming language and open source software program used for statistical computing and data visualization Located on Computer 17, 18, 19. and Mac
SAS SAS is a command-driven, quantitative program used for data management, visualization, reporting, and statistical analysis Located on Computer 17, 18, 19
SPSS SPSS is a menu-driven program used for data management, visualization, and statistical analysis Located on Computer 17, 18, 19, and Mac
Stata Stata is a command/menu-driven program used for data management, visualization, and statistical analysis 
Located on Computer 17, 18, 19

Qualitative Software

MAXQDAplus MAXQDA is a qualitative content analysis program used to evaluate and interpret textual, audio and video data Located on Computer 17, 18                 
NVivo NVivo is a qualitative program for mixed methods research designed to collect, organize, and analyze content from interviews, surveys, audio files, and websites Located on Computer 17

Geospatial Software

ArcGIS Mapping and spatial analysis software. One year trial available for students Located on Computer 17, 18, 19, and Mac
ENVI Software for processing and analyzing geospatial imagery 
Located on Computer 17, 18, 19
GeoDa A free software package that aids in spatial data analysis Located on Computer 17, 18, 19
Google Earth Virtual globe/map linking satellite images which allows zooming from sky to street level Located on Computer 17, 18, 19, and Mac
QGIS Open source, cross-platform geographic information system with various features for mapping and spatial analysis Located on Computer 17, 18, 19
SatScan A free software package that analyzes spatial-temporal data uses statistics. Can be used to detect disease clusters Located on Computer 17, 18, 19

Productivity Software

Access Database management software created by Microsoft Located on Computer 17, 18, 19
Excel Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet application designed to collect, organize, manipulate, visualize, and analyze data Located on Computer 17, 18, 19, and Mac
FileMaker Pro Database management software created by Apple Located on Mac
Key Note Apple software to create presentations with advanced audio and visual capabilities Located on Mac
PowerPoint Software to create presentations with advanced audio and visual capabilities. Part of Microsoft office package Located on Computer 17, 18, 19, and Mac
Word Word processor created by Microsoft Located on Computer 17, 18, 19, and Mac
Visio Software for advanced, interactive diagramming. Standard, professional, or premium Office packages available Located on Computer 17, 18, 19, and Mac