Whether you want to write a term paper using a personal computer, conduct
research by accessing electronic databases, explore the Internet, send
electronic mail, or perform complex statistical analysis, Temple University
has the resources to meet your computer needs.
More than 30 computer labs are located throughout Temple's campuses. The
Student Computing Center, located on the ground floor of Wachman Hall,
has Windows-based and Macintosh personal computers. The computers offer
word processing, spreadsheet, and database software as well as access
to the Internet. The labs are open day and evening hours.
Students are eligible to obtain an account on one of Temple's large-scale
Unix systems. These systems are connected to the Internet. Using the Internet,
you can send and receive electronic mail, participate in discussion groups,
browse the World Wide Web, and create your own web page. You can access
the Internet and your account either on campus or from your home computer
via a modem. Temple also has a Compaq 8200 Digital Unix system and a 3090
IBM mainframe for statistical research and programming. Programming languages
available on these systems include SAS, SPSS, C, C++, Java, Fortran, and
Computer Services also offers a "Help Desk" for technical assistance and
provides free seminars on many computer topics. Bits & PCs newsletter
is published four times a year to keep you informed about computing at
Temple's Computer Guidebook, available in campus computer labs and from
the Computer Services Department on the 7th floor of Wachman Hall, is
a reference book that provides full details about computers at Temple.
The Computer Guidebook, along with specific information about using computers
at Temple, is available online on the Computer Services web site at http://www.temple.edu/computer_services/.