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Digital Scholarship Hub

Digital Scholarship, Research and Humanities Resources

Digital Scholarship Hub Workshops

See workshop materials and recordings on various topics including:

Data Analysis and Visualization:

R/RStudio, Python, Tableau, SQL & Databases, ArcGIS, Spark, and more...

Digital Media & Design:

Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Podcasting, and more...

Digital Fabrication

TinkerCAD, 3D Printing, Decal design, Solidworks and more...

Digital Scholarship, Digital Publishing, Digital Humanities, Scholarly Communications

Introduction to Humanities Tools, Scalar, Wordpress, select journals, h-index, impact, bibliometrics

Older workshop recording

Previous workshops on R, Python, Tableau, 3D printing, and more

Click for a list of Upcoming Workshops.   Have a question about these resources and tools?   Contact us at:

Data Analysis & Visualization


Dive into R: Beginners Workshop : Part 1

Dive into R: Beginners Workshop: Part 2


Python Prowess: Unleash the Magic of Coding: Part 1

Python Prowess: Unleash the Magic of Coding: Part 2

  • Recordings
  • Materials
  • Practice assignment (Save a copy in your drive!  - Click on File -> Save a copy in Drive)



ArcGIS: Beginner's Guide to GIS


From Data to Insights: An Introduction to Tableau

Google Data and Charts

Google Charts: Ignite your Data Superpowers

  • Materials
  • Workshop recording

Google Data Studio: Unlocking the Power of Data Visualization!

  • Recording
  • Help Guide


Getting Started with Excel Modeling: An Introduction

  • Recording
  • Help Guide

Twitter Analysis

Tweetopia: Unleashing Twitter Scraping Wizardry!

  • Recording
  • Help Guide

Digital Media & Design

Cargo Basics: Start building a website to showcase your work

Adobe InDesign Basics

Podcasting Overview: How to get started

Digital Fabrication

Digital Scholarship, Digital Publishing, Digital Humanities, Scholarly Communications

Scholarly Publishing & Open Access Journals: Selecting scholarly publishing venues to maximize your impact while avoiding “predatory publishers”

  • This session demonstrate tools to identify potential journals in your field, how to determine impact factors for journals (Journal Citation Reports, CiteScore/Scopus), how to find where a journal is indexed for dissemination, and tools to evaluate the quality of journals.  Tips and tools to identify legitimate open access journals and avoid predatory publishers will be covered. 
  • Recording
  • Online Guide

Assessing your scholarly impact using the h-index and altmetrics

  • This workshop covers ways to measure your research impact including through citation analysis and the H-index through a range of tools including Web of Science, Scopus & Google Scholar, and MyActivities. New “altmetrics” that examine social media's role in assessing impact will also be covered.
  • Recording
  • Online Guide

Literacy and Methods Workshop (Fall 2019) 

  • This inaugural workshop for the Digital Humanities Initiative aims to enhance digital humanities literacy at UIC. It will introduce faculty and graduate students to digital humanities methods and aid in the facilitation of digital humanities in teaching and scholarly work.
  • Webinar Recording

Project Development and Digital Pedagogy (Spring 2020)

  • This workshop will be led by digital humanities experts from Michigan State University's Digital Scholarship Lab and will feature an introductory presentation, two breakout sessions with hands-on tutorials, and a provided lunch.
  • Topics include:
    • Development, management, and life cycle of a DH project
    • Finding and working with data
    • Understanding and engaging in collaboration practices
    • Hands-on instruction with mapping and data visualization tools
    • Cultivating a digital pedagogy
    • More on topics and resources here:
  • Webinar Recording

Getting Started in the Digital Humanities (Fall 2020)

  • The Fall 2020 Virtual Workshop (#uicdh2020) will be held September 23, 2020 on Zoom. Tutorials will be available to registered participants one week before the conference. Presenters will give a 5-10 minute summary of the main points of their tutorials during their session on the day of the workshop and participate in a 10-15 minute Q&A session.
  • Webinar Recording

Advanced Tools for Digital Humanities (Spring 2021)

  • Join us as our guests present and illustrate how Python and machine learning can be used for digital humanities projects. In addition, we'll learn about resources available here at UIC through the University Library. This workshop is suitable for beginners as well as more advanced digital humanists. All disciplines are welcome. This event is free and open to the public.
  • Webinar Recording

Introduction to Creating Digital Publications with Scalar (Spring 2022)

Scalar is a publishing platform that allows users to use multimedia to create digital books. Scalar's many features allow users to integrate many different forms of multimedia while providing scholarly commentary. In this workshop, participants will get an overview of Scalar’s capabilities, learn the basics of creating a Scalar book, and understand the potential use for digital humanities applications.

View the Zoom Recording.

Advanced Scalar Workshop I (Spring 2022)

This Advanced Scalar Workshop will build on the concepts and skills from the Introduction to Scalar Workshop offered in March. The Advanced Workshop will cover how to build a table of contents and other ways to use navigation menus and paths in Scalar. It will also cover advanced page layouts and user permissions.

View the Zoom Recording.

Older Workshops


Introduction to R

Introduction to RMarkdown

Reproducible Projects in R Studio


Introduction to Python - materials

Introduction to Data Handling in Python  - workshop recording

Data Pre-Processing in Python


Introduction to Tableau

Hands-on Tableau

Advanced Tableau


Introduction to Databases

Introduction to SQL

Advanced SQL


Introduction to Illustrator

Introduction to InDesign

Podcast Design and Creation

Podcast Recording and Editing

Introduction to TinkerCAD for 3D modeling & printing

Intro to 3D Design at Home

  • View this recording to learn where to find 3D models online and how to use Tinkercad to further alter your 3D model for printing. Tinkercad is basic and free 3D modeling software.
  • Handout
  • Webinar Recording

The ins and outs of 3D printing

  • Jump into the world of 3D printing! This workshop will cover the essential information of understanding how 3D printing works and how to utilize free open source software to set up 3D printers (FDM/FFF). At the end of this workshop you will be able to set up prints and tweak the setting to ensure the best possible outcome for the print job!
  • Handout
  • Webinar Recording

Using Adobe Illustrator to develop decals designs 

  • This workshop will guide you through Adobe Illustrator to create your own designs. Instructions start from the very beginning including downloading the software from the UIC webstore. We will walk you through the workspace, how to create your own projects and together we will make a sticker design to cut on the University Library's Digital Scholarship HUB’s material cutter.
  • Handout
  • Webinar Recording
  • Downloading Adobe Suite

Designing your own 3D models using SolidWorks

  • SolidWorks 3D Design Course. This course will cover the basic features of SolidWorks (3D modeling software) and get you to a level of creating your very own parts and assemblies for 3D printing or other designs. It will start with downloading and installing Solidworks to the computer, and then learning how to use the basic features of SolidWorks. At the end of the course you should be able to create your very own part/assembly for a 3D printer. SolidWorks is a more advance 3D modeling software (compared to Tinkercad). An educational version is available through the UIC webstore.
  • Handout
  • Webinar Recording

Introduction to Sketchup

  • An overview of Sketchup toolbar, how to import files from CAD/ pdf, and 3D modelling .
  • Handout

Additional Topics:

Introduction to Big Data with Spark

Data Scraping