Software and Licensing

Access to enterprise software and systems to manage and share software licenses.

Advanced Software

Penn State offers its users with access to certain Advanced Software programming, including SPSS, MATLAB, and Mathematica.


Citation Management Tools

The Penn State Libraries support several Citation Management tools; for those who need to collect, organize and format research citations.

Computational and Spatial Analysis Core

The Computational and Spatial Analysis (CSA) core provides research support services at all stages of the funded research cycle. Researchers are able to select from a wide variety of services that suit their specific needs ranging from utilizing only a single service to having a core member on the project team for the entire duration of the project.

Enterprise Software

Enterprise software is computer software used to satisfy the needs of an organization rather than individual users. Penn State has made several enterprise software suites available to University faculty, staff, and students. Read more about the more prominent available software below: 

Adobe Creative Cloud

Geographic Information Systems

The Computational and Spatial Analysis Core can help researchers to incorporate geographic information into research in creative and cutting-edge ways.

Git Repository via GitLab

GitLab is an open-source software platform where members of the Penn State Community can share and collaborate on code. The service is intended for faculty and staff as an administrative service. It is not intended for coursework, nor for use by students.Additionally, GitLab users can:

Programming Resources

Penn State provides programmers with a rich variety of resources to help them start their learning path or maintain the skills they already have. 

Software @ Penn State

Software @ Penn State is the University's central software-purchasing and software-licensing service, operated by Enterprise IT.  This is your best source for:

Software Asset Management

Make license management easy with Software Asset Management at Penn State. This no-fee service uses an intuitive dashboard, that lets users easily search, log, and share software licenses across an up-to-date University-wide software license registry.

Software Available Via Libraries

Computers located in libraries that are managed by Penn State Information Technology offer a variety of software applications. A list of software is available through the IT Computer Lab Software webpage.

Software Available Via Remote Access (TLT)

Being able to access your work from anywhere is a staple of modern computing. Teaching and Learning with Technologies (TLT) provides the following services for all Penn Staters:

Software Downloads

The Software Request site is Penn State's resource for acquiring software that has been licensed and/or made available for the use of Penn State faculty, staff, or students. While much of the software is free to use, some of the domain-specific software may require additional licensing.

Survey Software and Services

Penn State offers various products and services in support of survey planning, creation, and management as well as results analysis and reporting.

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