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Bioinformatic Resource Services

Access bioinformatics-specific books, e-books, and journals; learn to use bioinformatics databases and tools; and get assistance on your research project. The Penn Libraries' services supplement the work of several Research Cores on campus, such as BIC and ITMAT, that address high-end bioinformatics needs for biomedical researchers at the University of Pennsylvania.

Copyright Support

What exactly is copyright and how do you get it for your own work? What does it mean when something is under copyright, and how does that affect your teaching and scholarship? Learn more about topics including copyright basics, fair use, public domain, copyright and teaching, plagiarism, and publishing.

Data Literacy

Data literacy, or the ability to decode, understand, critically interrogate, and create data-informed arguments in a variety of genres is a key element of any 21st-century researcher’s toolkit. The Research Data and Digital Scholarship team can help members of the Penn community gain a more nuanced understanding of ethical and equitable approaches to working with data.

Data Visualization and Analysis Support

Need assistance making meaning out of data? Our librarians offer training in tools and methods for working with qualitative and quantitative data, from cleaning and analysis to mapping and visualization. If you need access to software for statistical analysis (SPSS, SAS, Stata, R), qualitative analysis (NVivo), or geospatial work (ArcGIS, QGIS), we’ve got that too!

Digital Publishing

Find comprehensive support for developing digital publications, including their creation, evaluation, preservation, and discoverability.

Digital Scholarship Tools and Methods

Ever wanted to curate a multimodal digital exhibit, build an annotatable digital edition, or learn how to create interactive maps, timelines, and narratives? Research Data and Digital Scholarship staff are here to help you plan, build, and launch sustainable, accessible, and impactful projects that will help scholars, students, and members of the public engage with your research.

Knowledge Synthesis Service

Librarians from multiple fields, including the health sciences, social sciences, business, communication, and engineering, can provide support for interdisciplinary research activities.

Managing Citations

Find information, support, and workshops on citation management tools, which help you keep track of articles and books as you find them, tag and annotate them, and easily create citations and bibliographies in Microsoft Word, Google Docs, or other writing software.