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ULS\iSchool Digital Scholarship Workshop Lecture & Series

CIDDE workshops for TAs

  • Select sessions held in Hillman Library

  • Check back in the fall for more opportunities.

The Craft of Undergraduate Research Proposals

This workshop—a partnership of the Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity (OUR), the University Library System, and faculty members from the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences—is designed to teach undergraduates how to craft effective independent research proposals. Participants will learn techniques to strengthen proposals and discuss best practices with faculty experts. Students considering applying for OUR Spring Undergraduate Research Awards, field studies programs, or other spring and summer opportunities for independent research are encouraged to register.

Academic Integrity @ Pitt: A Workshop Series for International Graduate Students

A partnership between the Office of International Services (OIS), the University Library System (ULS), and The Writing Center, this two-part workshop will introduce new international graduate students to the culture of academia in a U.S. university. In the first session, students will learn about classroom expectations, understand plagiarism and how to avoid it, and practice citing sources correctly in their work. In the second session, students will learn about writing a literature review, get tips for improving their academic writing, and understand research ethics. Please join us for this orientation to the culture of American academics and research. Registration required. Light refreshments will be served.  Sign up for a session.

Citation Management Tools

ETD Workshops

We can teach you how to use Pitt's MS Word template and Adobe Acrobat Pro to properly format your paper.

Hillman Library Tours

  • *All tours are currently by appointment only.
  • During the fall and spring semesters, join us for a free introduction to the University Library System and Hillman Library. 
    Meet at the seating area across from the Information Service Desk on the Ground Floor. 

By Appointment

If you would like individualized help, please contact Marian Hampton at to arrange an appointment at your convenience. Your research needs will shape the session.


Custom Classes

Instructors: Course Integrated Instruction

Schedule a library instruction class tailored to your course. Liasions will work with you to design a session that meets the objective of the class, or craft research assignments that reach the learning outcomes intended for your students.

Students: Create-A-Class

You can schedule an instruction session for your discussion section, study group, dorm floor, or society meeting. Get the research help you need to succeed!


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