Karma is an information integration tool that enables users to quickly and easily integrate data from a variety of data sources including databases, spreadsheets, delimited text files, XML, JSON, KML and Web APIs.
BASIC: Licenses for Filemaker for Mac can be renewed (if your department has already licensed it) through Cornell's software licensing. If you need a new license, you can buy a copy through the Cornell Store (https://store.cornell.edu/c-569-other.aspx)
EXAMPLE: Want to see Access in action in the real world? "The National Park Service Inventory and Monitoring (I&M) Program's Natural Resource Database Template (NRDT) is a set of Microsoft Access relational database tables that parks and networks can use to develop applications for capturing natural resource inventory and monitoring data."
INTERMEDIATE - ADVANCED: OpenRefine (formerly Google Refine) is a "powerful tool for working with messy data, cleaning it, transforming it from one format into another, extending it with web services, and more."
Software Carpentry is a site designed to teach graduate researchers basic computing skills. Under the Lessons, section you'll find tutorials on working with spreadsheets, databases using SQL (Structured Query Language) and Access.
All current Cornell students, faculty & staff are eligible for access to SkillSoft online training, which includes modules on Microsoft Office products like Excel and Access and books on Filemaker and MySQL. Request a login at email@example.com (or call 254-6400; Learning Management) and login at https://cornell.skillport.com/