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Computational Social Science

Resources for students in the Computational Social Science masters program

Document Storage

Box and Google Drive are available for free to University of Chicago users. Dropbox also offers free storage to users. Google Drive, Box and Dropbox offer similar features with key differences. Below are some of them. 

More information about key differences between Google Drive and Box

Google Drive

  • 5 GB Storage
  • Real time collaborating on documents


  • Unlimited Storage
  • Allows Group ownership of folders
  • Extensive Document Preview Formats


  • limited storage for free
  • Widely used for sharing documents

Document Naming Conventions

To keep documents in a logical order it is important to create a consistent scheme for file naming

Naming element to consider:

  • Consistent
  • Unique
  • Scannable
  • In a logical order

Possible information to include:

  • Project name or acronym
  • Research/author
  • Version number of files
  • Associated date (YYYYMMDD or YYMMDD)

Contact Information

Jennifer Hart
Librarian for Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics and Statistics
Ryerson Physical Laboratory 156
Email Jenny