Digital Science Center Software List


The Digital Science Center provides a wide range of software to support research and coursework in several science and engineering disciplines.  All of the software below is available for use on the computers located in the Science & Engineering Library, and some is also available for download and use on personal computers.

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Audio, Video

These programs are used to input, edit, manipulate, and publish audio and video recordings.


Bibliographic

These programs will be useful when collecting and organizing references in order to create bibliographies.

Need help choosing a reference manager? Check out this handy comparison!


Chemistry, Biology

These programs are used to draw molecular structures in two- and three-dimensions, and to analyze chemical spectra.


Connect

These programs are used to interact with contacts in real-time and to access files on remote computers.


Design

These programs are used to design document layouts, webpages, and to manipulate two- and three-dimensional images.


Geology, Mapping

These programs are useful for the visualization of various types of geospatial data.


Statistics

These programs are useful for organizing, analyzing, and interpreting statistical data.


Math, Physics, Engineering

These programs are used to render computer-aided designs, to model mathematical equations, and to generate documents using the LaTeX language.


Productivity

These programs are used for general productivity, including word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, and databasing.


Additional Utilities

These are a few web browsers and compression/decompression tools.


Looking for something else?

In addition to the software available in the Digital Science Center, several other sites on campus have extensive software to support research and coursework:


If you would like a program included on the Digital Science Center computers that is missing from this list, please email ref-sci@columbia.edu.