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NVivo is a qualitative data analysis software tool. Use this infoguide to learn how to access NVivo and the various resources available to learn how to use NVivo. The NVivo site provides free resources to users of all skill levels. There are also a few LinkedIn Learning courses available: 

Check the Digital Scholarship Center (DiSC) calendar for NVivo workshops this semester or request a group tutorial.


ATLAS.ti is a qualitative analysis tool for textual, graphical, video, and audio data. 

The Qualitative & Resarch Tools infoguide contains the following information:

  1. How to access ATLAS.ti
  2. Tutorials (YouTube channel, blog, documentation, etc.) and books on ATLAS.ti

Check the Digital Scholarship Center (DiSC) calendar for ATLAS.ti workshops this semester or request a group tutorial.

Choosing Software

The Qualitative Research & Tools infoguide compares Atlas.ti, MAXQDA, NVivo, and QDA Miner. There is also a list of alternative tools.