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ULS\iSchool Digital Scholarship Workshop Lecture & Series
Staff from the ULS have partnered with faculty and doctoral students from the School of Information Science to present a recurring workshop series exploring the topics and tools of digital scholarship. These hands-on sessions give you the opportunity to explore digital or data-intensive methods for analysis and communication.

Using the Southwestern PA Community Profiles (A Hands-on GIS Day Event)
In celebration of World GIS Day on November 18, the ULS is excited to partner with University of Pittsburgh Center for Social and Urban Research (UCSUR) for "Using the Southwestern PA Community Profiles, a Hands-on GIS Day Event", focusing on getting started with GIS using UCSUR’s new Southwestern Pennsylvania Community Profiles website.

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.

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Citation Management Tools
Endnote and Mendeley classes are one and a half hours long, and are free of charge for all Pitt affiliates. Each training session will cover creating an account, searching resources and exporting citations, organizing citations, attaching files to citations, creating and formatting bibliographies, and inserting citations automatically into documents.

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. To schedule a tour appointment, please contact Leslie Eibl

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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