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Earth & Environmental Science Resources: Top 10 Services/Resources for Grad Students

Top Ten Library Services/Resources Every Graduate Student Should Know About

In no particular order: 

1. Lean Library- access journal article seamlessly from home or off-campus

2. Poster Printing/3D printing- all 3D prints for academic or research purposes are free. 

3. Browzine- Table of Contents alerting service with easy to use interface. Mobile app available, too!

4. RefWorks- library supplied citation manager

5. BorrowDirect/EZBorrow-request books owned by other libraries!

6. LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)-online video service that provides access to hundreds of courses and tutorials taught by industry experts.

7. Tech Center- having issues downloading software, issues with your technology? Email the Tech Center on the ground floor of Van Pelt Library.

8. Weingarten Learning Center-located in Van Pelt, provides instruction on academic reading, writing, study strategies and time management. 

9. Center for Teaching and Learning- improve your teaching skills as a TA, learn to use innovative technology in your classroom.

10. Workshops- GIS+mapping software, Data Visualization, Data Management and more. For more classes follow the link. 

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And to make it an even dozen!

11. Overleaf-collaborative cloud-based LaTeX editor used for writing, editing and publishing scientific documents. 

12. COVID extra: vLab Virtual Lab access from Penn Libraries. Access software such as ArcGIS, STATA, Matlab and more.