Temple Library Analytics Challenge Guide

Paley Library has created an excellent guide that highlights where to find even more data for each challenge. The guide also will point you to additional resources about creating effective graphics.

Create graphics with Tableau

All Temple University students can get a free one-year license for Tableau! Tableau is a leading, easy to use visual analytics tool. Sign up on Tableau’s website and you’ll receive an activation key.

Once you install the software, start with their Tableau Training and Tutorials.

Map geospatial data

  • Google Fusion Tables is simple. You need a regular – non-Temple – Google account.
  • CartoDB creates great looking maps. A free-tier is available.

Create infographics

Get public data

Lynda resources hosts software video tutorials. All Temple students can access Lynda through TUPortal. We’ve identified the following tutorials as particularly helpful:

If you access Lynda outside of Temple’s campus, you’ll need to identify your school’s Lynda URL ( and then use your AccessNet ID and password.