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Services

Services we offer:

  • Authors’ Rights and Copyright
    • Learn how to get the credit you deserve for your research and writing.
  • Data Discovery
    • Find and make use of data from a variety of sources.
  • Data Management
    • Work with Research Data Services to make your data more secure and accessible for yourself, for meeting funding requirements, and for use in future research.
  • Data Purchase Program
    • If you need data for a project you have an opportunity to convince us to add it to our collections during our twice a year competition.
  • Data Visualization
    • Learn how to visualize your research findings in clear, compelling ways.
  • Digital Humanities @ Illinois
    • Discover new technologies from data visualization to online exhibit creation to text analysis and work with our partners in the library and beyond to improve how you conduct and present humanities research
  • Digitization
    • We provide scanners that can handle books, slides, and paperwork, as well as photo editing and optical character recognition software for do-it-yourself digitization.
  • Illinois Experts
    • Discover students, faculty, and staff doing similar research and using similar methodologies and find collaborators.
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
    • Explore new ways to create maps and incorporate geospatial data into your research regardless of disciplinary area.
  • Scholarly Communications and Publishing
    • Learn more about Open Access, repository services, scholarly metrics, and journal publication options for your research and writing.
  • Statistical Consulting
    • Office hours and consultations on a variety of statistical software are available year round with our experts and experts from ATLAS-CITL
  • Consultation Hours with the Survey Research Lab
    • Get help creating surveys and analyzing survey data in person or by email from our on-campus partners.
  • Undergraduate Research
    • Learn how to present research through posters and oral presentations or how to edit and publish work in a peer reviewed journal.
  • Usability Testing
    • Consult with on campus experts and schedule time in our Usability Lab in 316: a space to record participant experiences with our software and really find out if your websites and apps are as well-designed, accessible, and well thought out as you envisioned them.

What can you expect when you walk in to the Scholarly Commons?

After we assess your needs, here are just a few of the possibilities:

  • Consult one-on-one with an expert from the Scholarly Commons staff.
  • Use software to conduct quantitative and qualitative data analysis or create maps.
  • Set up an appointment with an expert from the Library or elsewhere on campus.
  • Learn about software or computational research methods using our reference collection of books.
  • Arrange to use a usability testing work station.
  • Scan text quickly with our sheet-fed scanner.
  • Use our advanced OCR software to prepare scans for search and text analysis.
  • Scan pages with our book-friendly scanner.

We can also help you connect with subject specialists in the Library or one of our partners to further support your research.

 

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