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Tools for Research

University Technology Services offers support on the most common research tools for academia. Analytical software, such as SAS and SPSS offer extensive online support, and the links can be found here.


Conferencing Services

UTS can provide a variety of conferencing services for faculty, staff, and student organizations for meetings, group collaboration, and training. From video conferencing in enhanced classrooms, to telephone conferencing, to web meetings with Adobe Connect Pro, we can help you meet with colleagues wherever they are. For more information, visit our Conferencing Services page.

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ICPSR

The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) is an international consortium of more than 700 academic institutions and research organizations.  Through ICPSR you have access to specialized collections and research archives.  The organization maintains an online data archive of more than 500,000 files of research in the social sciences.  ICPSR also provides leadership and training in data access, curation, and methods of analysis for the social science research community.

ICPSR @ University of South Carolina

University of South Carolina maintains an active membership with ICPSR.  Faculty, researchers, and students at the University can open an individual account to gain access to:

  • ICPSR data and article searches
  • Publication partner archive databases
  • Online data compare and analysis
  • Citation guides and data management plans
  • Quantitative research training and support

Get an ICPSR/University Research Account

If you are faculty or a student at University of South Carolina, you can create an ICPSR account.  The instructions can be found in this document:  ICPSR Account Instructions.pdf

For more information on using ICPSR through the University of South Carolina, contact the UTS Service Desk at (803) 777-1800 or Servicedesk@sc.edu , or visit the ICPSR website at: icpsr.umich.edu

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Mass Email

University Technology Services offers mass email services to authorized departments and colleges of the University of South Carolina. Mass email is a fast, effective, and reliable way to communicate with large groups of people. For more information, visit our Mass Email Service Level Agreement page.

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OneNote

Microsoft Office OneNote is an extremely flexible program for gathering, archiving, searching and sharing all types of media. OneNote lets you gather typed notes, emails, documents, web web links and text, audio clips, and video into an electronic notebook. You can organize the information quickly, and run specific searches using a powerful search engine. It is an effective tool for gathering research, building dissertations and journal articles, and collaborating with groups. It can also be used in the teaching environment for assembling course materials, building lesson plans, and tracking class interactions.

University Technology Services can show you how to use OneNote effectively with groups, departments, and in the teaching environment. For more information, contact UTS at 803-777-1800.

To see the full features of Microsoft OneNote, click here.

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SAS

Purchase SAS: Students, faculty, and staff at the University of South Carolina can purchase a copy of SAS through UTS Software Distribution.

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SPSS

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SharePoint Services

SharePoint is a premier tool for facilitating group collaboration and research. Members of a SharePoint group connect online through a secure login to:

  • Create and store documents, track versions, and place them in libraries to share editing
  • View and edit a shared calendar and link appointments and tasks to other members through Microsoft Outlook
  • Assign individual tasks, or create workflows to keep work moving
  • Build contact lists
  • Start, maintain, and archive discussion threads

Your SharePoint workspace is protected by a secure login, and individual members can be granted or restricted access to general or specific features, including individual documents.

University Technology Services will host your SharePoint site on our secure server system, which is monitored on a 24/7 basis. You may administer your own site, or take advantage of UTS administrator services. To learn more about UTS SharePoint services, click here.

Also see our Survey and Assessment Tools page.

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