The Research Commons is a division of the UMD Libraries that offers training and support for a variety of tasks related to research and learning, including citations, mapping, and data organization.

One of their most valuable offerings for students is their Common Quandaries workshops. These one-time classes, currently offered online, teach the basics of many tasks and software needed for research but that often aren't covered in traditional departmental coursework. Workshops are offered every semester, and the offerings for spring have begun to be posted.

Workshops available this semester so far include using LaTEX and writing literature reviews. Also, slides and teaching materials from past workshops are archived online, so you can explore topics on your own time.

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