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CrystalMaker SingleCrystal
By CrystalMaker Software
For Students, Faculty, Staff

SingleCrystal is an elegant program designed to make the world of diffraction, reciprocal lattices and stereographic projections intuitive, interactive and fun!

SingleCrystal can simulate X-ray, neutron and electron diffraction patterns from single crystals, as well as being able to display reciprocal lattice sections and stereographic projections.

If a user experiences a barrier due to a disability, please contact the supervisor if an employee, or Disability Services if a student. 

Echo360 TurningPoint
By Echo360
For Faculty, Staff

TurningPoint is the ultimate audience response system. With TurningPoint, your PowerPoint presentations become powerful data collection and assessments that collect real-time responses from participants..

For additional information about this software, see this GROK article: TurningPoint: LSU Overview

To download, please go to the TurningPoint Download page on the provider's website.

Note: There has been a recent acquisition of TurningPoint by Echo360; documentation will be updated when it is available from the new provider.

EndNote Windows, Mac
By Clarivate Analytics
For Students, Faculty, Staff

EndNote gives you the tools you need for searching, organizing and sharing your research. It allows you to easily create bibliographies while writing papers, and includes features like finding full text for your references and automatically updating records. It also has syncing capabilities which let you access all of your references, attachments, and groups from anywhere.

For additional information, please refer to: EndNote: LSU Overview.


LSU faculty, staff and students eligible.

Faculty and staff members must be employed according to criteria defined by the LSU Department of Human Resource Management.

If an employee experiences a barrier due to a disability, please contact your supervisor.  If a student experiences a barrier due to a disability, please contact Disability Services.

By Psychology Software Tools
For Select Individuals and Groups
This is an extension for the E-Prime platform that allows the E-Prime Platform to directly drive the eyetracking hardware without need for the Tobii (or other) Software package. 
ESRI Business Analyst Desktop
For Faculty, Staff

Esri Business Analyst Desktop software combines GIS analysis and visualization capabilities with an extensive data package so you can gain a better understanding and timely information about your market, your customers, and your competition. Organizations use Business Analyst Desktop to improve decisions about consolidations or expansions, determine the effect of changes in consumer behavior on existing business models, and to explore opportunities driven by economic factors and changes in market place.

By LSU Software
For Everybody

LSU ITS maintains a list of free and open source software that are not supported or purchased, however are free to use by license which can assist in many use cases as needed. Some products on this list are not free, but are pre-approved for purchase if needed by a department.

These software products include free, open source, educational, or pre-approved software such as:

All software listed are not supported by LSU ITS and as such, support is limited to what the software company is able to accomodate, or end-user forums for the product.

Please see the full list here: LSU A&M: Software Product Offerings



Gaussian Windows
By Gaussian, Inc.
For Students, Faculty, Staff

Gaussian is a software package used for calculating molecular electronic structure and properties. Gaussian is used by chemists, chemical engineers, biochemists and physicists for research in established and emerging areas of chemical interest. This package includes a wide range of ab initio and semi-empirical methods for energy, gradient, frequency and property calculations.

Licensing: Gaussian is available under a site license for LSU.

GaussView Windows
By Gaussian, Inc.
For Students, Faculty, Staff

GaussView 06 is the latest in the Gaussian series of electronic structure programs. GaussView 06 is used by chemists, chemical engineers, biochemists, physicists and others for research in established and emerging areas of chemical interest.

GaussView 06 makes using Gaussian simple and straightforward by sketching in molecules using its advanced 3D Structure Builder, or loading in molecules from standard files. Also, it sets up and submits Gaussian jobs right from the interface, and monitors their progress as they run. It examines calculation results graphically via state-of-the-art visualization features: displays molecular orbitals and other surfaces, view spectra, animates normal modes, geometry optimizations and reaction paths.

Licensing: Gaussian is available under a site license for LSU.

GlobalProtect VPN Windows, Mac
GlobalProtect VPN
By PaloAlto Networks
For Everybody

GlobalProtect VPN is a new offering for LSU to access campus resources over a VPN connection.

By Onset Computer Corporation
For Select Individuals and Groups
The intended purpose of this software is to be able to graphically examine the data collected from two HOBOware probes to examine water level and conductivity. It can also manipulate the data collected every 15 to 30 minutes that is collected continuously from the probe when it is deployed. PC & Mac Download via vendor.
IBM PComm Windows
For Faculty, Staff, Student Workers

IBM® Personal Communications is a host communication and terminal emulation package for Microsoft® Windows® that features virtual terminal (VT) Emulation, systems network architecture (SNA) application support, integration and connectivity. Personal Communications is a key component of IBM® Host Access Client Package and IBM® Host Integration Solution.

By Sartorius, Inc.
For Select Individuals and Groups
IncuCyte Scratch Wound Module software is used for the analysis of the position of cells in a series of photographs. It will be used by Center for Lung Biology and Disease (CLBD) researchers & School of Veterinary Medicine researchers and can only be used with the IncuCyte laboratory instrument, which we already have in our lab.
JCMsuite Windows
By JCMwave GmbH
For Select Individuals and Groups
Electromagnetic simulation software used to calculate how materials will respond to light.
For Select Individuals and Groups
This software is an upgrade to the JEOL JXA-8230 Electron Probe Microanalyzer (EPMA) standard control software which enables users of the EPMA to collect images and spectra with the JEOL panchromatic cathodoluminescence image system.
JMP Statistical Discovery
By SAS Institute Inc.
For Students, Faculty, Staff

What if you could explore your data to see the story behind the numbers? You can. Created by SAS for statistical discovery, every product in the JMP software suite is visual and interactive, comprehensive and extendible. No matter what your field, we have a product that will help you connect with your data - whether you are new to statistical analysis or are a seasoned statistician.

For additional information, please refer to: JMP Statistical Discovery: LSU Overview.



The license file is included within the JMP files provided here. Be sure to read through our documentation regarding installation and activation of JMP for further instruction.

If you are having issues installing JMP, please reach out to servicedesk@lsu.edu to request assistance. Note that you will need to right click and “Run as administrator” to successfully install.

By Tektronix
For Select Individuals and Groups
This software acquires current-voltage measurements of solar cells to help characterize solar cell efficiency. This purchase is meant to update out of date software to Windows 10 to be compatible with the voltage supply in the laboratory.
LabView Windows, Mac, Linux
By National Instruments
For Faculty, Staff

Download LabVIEW, the only system design software that provides engineers and scientists with the tools they need to create any measurement and control application. NI LabVIEW system design software is at the center of the National Instruments platform. Providing comprehensive tools that you need to build any measurement or control application in dramatically less time, LabVIEW is the ideal development environment for innovation, discovery, and accelerated results. Combine the power of LabVIEW software with modular, reconfigurable hardware to overcome the ever-increasing complexity involved in delivering measurement and control systems on time and under budget.

For additional information, please refer to: LabView: LSU Overview

MACCS Windows
By Sandia National Laboratory and Nuclear Regulatory Commission
For Select Individuals and Groups
MACCS is the computational code to simulate radioactivity transport and the effects on humans and the environment. This code was developed by the Sandia National Laboratory according to the request of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
By Cengage/Gale
For Select Individuals and Groups
MOML FCIL affords online access to historical foreign and international legal resources found at the largest and oldest repositories. It is used to promote legal education and scholarship by students, faculty, and legal scholars. There is no feasible alternative – this is a unique, stand-alone, resource compiled from many individual original print products. Without MOML: FCIL, Library patrons would not have access to these resources since the original print materials are rare historical documents and cannot be used in many cases without visiting the holding libraries throughout the United States in person.

The Law Library purchased perpetual access to the content provided through MOML FCIL in 2014, and this payment is only the annual hosting fee.
Maple Windows, Mac, Linux
By Maplesoft
For Faculty, Staff

The ultimate productivity tool for solving mathematical problems and creating interactive technical applications. For additional information, please refer to: Maple: LSU Overview.

Approved based on use-case. Faculty/staff utilizing the product should be advised to create output in the most accessible manner possible.

If students are being required to utilize the program, the faculty member should provide information and a point-of-contact in the event a student experiences a barrier due to a disability.

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