John H. Evans Library

John H. Evans Library

Research Support Workshops

Spring 2019 Workshops

No registration required - 30 minutes - Link Room (204) - Thursdays at 12:30 p.m.

Supercharge Your Research with Zotero

with Jared Campbell

September 12

Discover the Power of Summon Search Engine

with Chelsea Stripling

October 10

Finding and Using Open Data

with Mike Dickinson

November 7

Research Support Workshops - Research Guide

Other Academic Resouces 

GradTrack Logo

GradTrack Topics

No registration required - 60 minutes -  Link Room (204) - Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.

Search Scopus like a Boss

with Kristina Hopkin, PhD

September 25

Get Eyes on your Research: Publish in Open Access

with Bill Bowman

October 23

Top 10 Rules for Your Financial Health

with Tim Muth

November 20

 ETDs - electronic thesis and dissertations

 GradTrack guide

For more information, please email Nancy Garmer.






Drop-In Sunday through Thursday (except holidays)

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Stop by the iDesk with your questions on any part of the research process or other graduate student concerns. The reference librarian on duty is ready to provide help and guidance.

Special topics workshops will be offered on things like: grant funding; assembling a data management plan; thesis and dissertation writing / formatting; and more. Email announcements with more details will be distributed prior to each workshop.

Take advantage of the GradTrack study room , located on the 4th floor Room #401.  Ask for the access code at the iDesk.

Quick links:

List of FIT Scholarships and Endowments

Publishing, Scholarly Communication, and Open Access Guide

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ETD) Submission Guide

Survey Software Info

Academic Blogs

Scrivener software for writers

FIT Thesis Template 

Thesis & dissertation editing services:
E-mail Dr. Strother at (services for $25 per hour)

Submit up to 10 pages at a time for review to Academic Support Center (free of charge).

E-mail Dr. Heidi Edwards at for assistance offered by the CEC

Campus Calendar

Time Management Apps

Alumni Association 

Thursday at 7:00 pm

led by C.S. /C.E. students

in DSL Classroom

Python programming language 

Python tutorials

Jan 16 (Wednesday)

Jan 24, 31

Feb 7, 14, 21, 28

(Not Mar 7 - Happy Spring Break!)

Mar 14, 21, 28

Apr 4, 11 - last meeting of the semester :)

No prior programming experience necessary!

Please bring your own laptop.

All materials are shared via Google Drive. 

Additional Resources:

C++ Tutorials & Resources

JAVA Tutorials 

DSL Software

ACC Software

GitHub Source Control Management platform

Android Studio (IDE for android)


Tech Support FAQs

Campus Calendar and Room Reservation 

CS Help Desk is located in the Harris Center Building,  Rm 211 (cubicle opposite to Dr. Silaghi's office).

Engineering software is available on the 3rd floor in the ACC and also in Olin Room 132 and Evans Hall Lab 205

Discounted MS Office for students

Wifi login info for 1st time users (

(choose PanthAIR-Registration to connect - advance even if getting security warning - after registration switch to PanthAIR)

World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)

Olin MakerSpace 

Students can download a free version of the AutoCAD 2018 software that provides a 3-year student version license.

Free PTC Creo (same rules as with autocad)


Blockchain Applications 

Machine Learning Explained 

Academic Calendar - Main Campus

FIT BN Bookstore

FIT Career Management Services

Downloading R Studio & R for Windows

Email Petra or Chelsea to schedule your practice session.                 

Conference RM#217

Guidance offered for individual and team presentations.

Tips for Creating Effective Presentations

Keynote - Apple's equivalent to Microsoft Powerpoint