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Course & Subject Guides
Help with Writing
The Writing Center:
Organizing your research and putting your ideas down on paper can be difficult. You can get writing help at the Writing Center.
Public Speaking Resources:
Pitt Oral Communication Lab
Check out the Oral Comm Lab's resources on public speaking, or schedule an appointment for additional help.
Need help using a specific citation style? See our Citation Styles guide for an overview of APA, MLA, Chicago/Turabian, and IEEE styles, or see this environmental engineering guide for an overview of ACS style.
Citation Management Tools:
Online citation managers are an easy way to keep track of all of your references. The University Library System resources work with tools such as Mendeley and EndNote. These are tools for importing citations from sources like PITTCat+ and article databases that can automatically integrate them into your research paper and bibliography.
Citation Management Guides & Workshops
See our library guides on Mendeley and EndNote, or sign up for a workshop at Hillman Library.
Mendeley manages your reference lists and serves as an academic social network. Organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research.
(You will be prompted to log into my.pitt.edu in order to download EndNote) EndNote allows you to search online bibliographic databases, organize references and create and format instant bibliographies. It's integrated with Microsoft Word as well.
Help with Research
Research Support Services at the Library:
See the overview of research support or the following specific areas.
Research Data Management
Help with creating a data management plan, describing your data, citing data, and more.
Help with tracking the impact of your research, increasing visibility, finding the best journal, and more.
ORCID @ Pitt
See why registering for an ORCID can help build your reputation as an early career researcher.
The library offers a series of workshops each term covering a variety of topics relevant to research.
Pitt Resources for Conducting Research:
See the overview of research at Pitt, or the following specific resources.
Pitt Innovation Institute
The Innovation Institute is the University's hub for activities that promote and foster innovation and entrepreneurship on campus and throughout the Pittsburgh region. The goals of the Institute are to encourage and support innovation and entrepreneurship on campus and in the community, and to foster a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship at Pitt among faculty, staff and students.
Resources for Market Research:
This page lists the databases that are important for business research. The following guides highlight specific resources for engineering and entrepreneurship.
Things that may be of use for your graduate career at Pitt.