Digital Research & Scholarship Resources

Have questions about these resources? Contact Curtis Fletcher at cfletche@usc.edu

Data Management and Visualization


Tableau Public

Streamlined visualization software that allows one to transform data into a wide range of customizable graphics.

 

 

Cytoscape

 Informatics software for visualizing interaction networks.

 

 

Gephi

Visualization and exploration software for graphs and networks.

 

 

Google Fusion Tables

Google Tables that can be used to power charts and visualizations.

 

 

 

Mapping Data & Events


ArcGIS Online

Web application for creating rich maps with geographic information system (GIS) data.

 

 

Storymap.JS

Platform that allows scholars, journalists and others to craft narratives in which location is a key component of the story.

 

 

Carto DB

Platform for mapping, discovering and predicting key insights underlying location data.

 

 

Google Maps

Google Maps My Maps is a web mapping service that allows one to create and share custom Google maps.

 

 

Social Explorer

A web service that autogenerates maps using social data from the last 220 years.

 

 

Tableau Public

Streamlined visualization software that allows one to transform data into a wide range of customizable graphics.

 

 

 

Plotting Events


Timeline Curator

Web application that extracts temporal references from freeform text to generate visual timelines.

 

 

Timeline.JS

Web platform that enables one to build visually rich, interactive timelines using data from Google Sheets.

 

 

Sutori

Web platform for building interactive stories.

 

 

Timemapper

Web platform that enables one to build collections that are simultaneously plotted on a timeline and map.

 

 

 

Exhibition and Collection Building


Omeka

A content management system for online digital collections. Developed by the Center for History and New Media.

 

 

 

Collective Access

Collection management system for cataloguing items and creating collections. No hosted version.

 

 

 

Collectionspace

Collection management system for organizing and displaying collections of digital objects.

 

 

Online Multimedia Writing


Scalar

Online authoring and publishing platform for media-rich, multimodal scholarship. Developed at USC.

 

 

Medium

Online publishing platform used primarily for social journalism.

 

 

Narratively

Online publishing and storytelling platform used by amateur and professional authors.

 

 

Fold

Online authoring and publishing platform for creating modular, multimedia stories. Created at MIT's Media Lab.