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Workshops for the Pitt Community 

Download a PDF of the Spring 2015 Workshops for the Pitt Community

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ULS\iSchool Digital Scholarship Workshop Lecture & Series

  • Introduction to Spatial Analysis
  • Building a Professional Digital Portfolio with Wordpress
  • Introduction to OpenRefine
  • Data Visualization Tools for Non-Computer Science Researchers and Students
  • Introduction to Data Science for the Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Introduction to Omeka
  • Transforming the Web into Data (with Python)

CIDDE workshops for TAs

Select sessions held in Hillman Library

Openness & Reproducibility in Research

Thursday, April 23

This presentation and workshop will cover techniques and tools that researchers can implement to increase the openness and reproducibility of their research. The workshop is mainly geared towards those who do quantitative research. All experience levels are welcome.

Attendance at the presentation starts at noon and is recommended if you are participating in the workshop at  1pm.


Instructor: Courtney Soderberg, Center for Open Science

The Craft of Undergraduate Research Proposals

This workshop has already finished for the semester. Check back in the fall for more opportunities.

This workshop is 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 Summer Undergraduate Research Awards or other summer and fall opportunities for independent research are encouraged to register.

Citation Management Tools

ETD Workshops

Hillman Library Tours

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. 

All tours are currently by appointment only until the fall semester.

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.

Regional Information


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!