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Where to find Software

For Personal Devices

If you need software for a personal device, we suggest you call the BOOKSTORE (858) 534-4291 or browse their web site and check their prices (for comparison).

For Grant Funded Devices

To purchase campus negotiated software with an index number, the machine it will be installed on must have been purchased with grant funds. If this is the case, there’s a software portal in Marketplace. To purchase or search for available software in Marketplace:

  1. Go to and log in with your business systems account
  2. Find the designated area “Computing, Software, and Electronics” and select “SHI International”
  3. On the main page of the SHI International portal, you’ll see a list of the most popular items purchased. If what you are looking for is not on the main page, you can search for other software items.

Adobe Suite Licensing

Adobe products can no longer be purchased through the Marketplace portal and will need to be purchased by the user. Adobe has moved to a cloud based format with annual licensing subscriptions. This means each year you pay for the product and get updates when they become available at no additional charge. The campus has obtained special academic pricing with Adobe for these products. The pricing is guaranteed through a software resell company by the name of SHI. To purchase any of the Adobe cloud items:

  1. Send an email to: and in the email specify the campus VIP#: A4DA9CCEFB8B0EE8AC8A
  2. Once you have the quote, submit a Purchase Order to initiate the purchase.
  3. After the purchase is made and you get confirmation back from SHI, contact Andrew Meraz, He will send you a link and information for obtaining and downloading the software.

Software Distributions Licensing

Campus still negotiates licensing for some analytic/scientific software. To see a list of software available and how to obtain it please visit the Educational Technology Services site: