John H. Evans Library

John H. Evans Library

Research Support Workshops

Fall 2018 Workshops

No registration required - 30 minutes - 2nd floor DSL - Thursdays at 12:30 p.m.

Everything You Wanted to Know about MLA and APA Citation Styles

with Chelsea Stripling

September 27

Everything You Wanted to Know about Open Data

with Mike Dickinson

October 25

Everything You Wanted to Know about Searching with SUMMON

with Suzanne Odom

November 1

Research Support Workshops - Research Guide


Other Academic Resouces 

GradTrack Logo

GradTrack Topics 

No registration required - 60 minutes - 2nd Floor Link Room (204) - Thursdays at 5:30 p.m.

Getting Started with Statistics

with Dr. Gary Burns

Keeping up with Scientific Literature

with Dr. Holly Miller

Conducting Literature Reviews 

with Dr. Heidi Edwards

November 8

 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

FIT PowerPoint Templates

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 

Wednesdays at 7:00 pm

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

in DSL Classroom

Python programming language 

Python tutorials

Aug 29,

Sep 5, 12, 19, 26,

Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Nov 7, 14 - 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  

Help Desk for CSE Courses

CS Help Desk is located in the Crawford Building, RM#500.

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

Email Petra Brnova for more information. 

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