Scholarly Research Services
We provide the following services to researchers:
Bibliographic information can be managed electronically through EndNote, Zotero or Mendeley. Northwestern licenses EndNote citation management software for all students, faculty and staff. Zotero and Mendeley are free, open source bibliographic managers. The Libraries provides workshops and online guides to using these tools. Find a workshop or guide.
We offer support to the Northwestern community on copyright and fair use in scholarly research, publishing, teaching and other areas.
- Consultations: We offer consultations to individuals on copyright and related issues. Past consultations have covered topics like clearing permissions for publication, making public domain determinations, copyright registration, copyright issues in digitization, publication agreements and more. Consultations can take place in person, by email, phone, Skype or other means as needed.
- Presentations: We are available to come to your class or group to present on copyright issues relating to a specific subject area or project (such as copyright and music, copyright issues in dissertations and theses, etc.).
- General information: We maintain a Copyright LibGuide that offers an overview of copyright issues and links to relevant resources.
- Grant writing: Some grants require a statement regarding intellectual property in the products created by the grant. We can assist in drafting these statements.
We can assist with data management and data management planning including help with funding agency requirements.
- Consultations: We offer consultations on data management plans and other data management issues.
- Presentations: We are available to come to your group to present on data management issues and best practices.
- Tutorials & Training: Faculty and graduate students interested in learning about data management can schedule meetings or training sessions.
- General Information: We support and can offer training for the DMPtool, a tool to help draft data management plans required by granting agencies.
We offer consultation and collaboration services for humanities faculty and graduate students interested in digital forms of research, teaching and publication. Contact Josh Honn, Digital Humanities Librarian, with specific questions or to set up a consultation, or visit our Digital Humanities LibGuide for more information.
- Research Consultations: Faculty and graduate students undertaking humanities research that demands digital methods, tools, and organization can set up a research consultation to explore research questions and digital platforms.
- Course Development: Faculty and graduate students interested in augmenting an existing course or developing a new course that involves a digital component can work with us to develop innovative and impactful pedagogical experiences.
- Tutorials & Training: Faculty and graduate students looking to learn more about particular digital tools or methods can schedule informational meetings and training sessions to further technical familiarity and expertise.
- Presentations: We are available to give presentations on a range of digital humanities topics, often customized to the specific context, whether as part of a course, teaching workshop, graduate student cohort, etc.
- Funding Advice: Faculty and graduate students looking for project funding or technology training can receive advice on grants and other opportunities, both at NU and beyond, including review and feedback on grant applications.
- Referrals: We are dedicated to connecting faculty and students with the best partners on campus for digital humanities collaboration, both within and beyond the library. If we can't help, we probably know someone who can!
We digitize images, documents, maps and manuscripts from books, slides, negatives and flat art for faculty and graduate students. Request scanning.
We advise researchers on outlets to make the published results of federally-funded research freely available to the public and support open access publication with the Northwestern Open Access Fund. Contact Digital Scholarship Services with specific questions or to set up a consultation or visit our Open Access LibGuide for more information.Back to top