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EdD Academic Resources

Mendeley (Citation Management System) and End Note
Mendeley is a citation management tool. A Pitt-based training class is available at

Library Resources and PittCat

Writing Center
The writing center provides a variety of services—one-on-one tutoring, writing workshops—to help graduate students with writing.

Electronic Theses and Dissertation (ETD) Format and Support

Google Scholar
Google Scholar helps search for scholarly articles.

University of Pittsburgh General Academic Regulations

SOE General Academic Regulations

Education Abstracts (ERIC)
ERIC is a national bibliographic database of education literature.

Microsoft Lync is a unified communications tool that makes it easy to meet and collaborate online. You can video conference, instant message, or share your desktop with members of the cohort or your advisor.

Box is a cloud storage that allows students to store 50 GB of files and access them from everywhere using a smartphone, laptop, or tablet. You can also use Box to invite others to collaborate with you or share files and folders. After registering, you can login to Box on You will receive an invitation via email to join a shared folder in Box for your EdD Cohort. Once you login to Box, you can access the shared folder containing documents that you need as a student in the program.

Google Hangout
Used for facilitating regular and quick check-in meetings.

SWoRD is a web-based reciprocal peer review system used throughout the world to support writing instruction from high school through graduate school.

OSIRIS is a web-based system for submitting a research application for review.

Financial Aid and Tuition Resources
Pitt Office of Admissions and Financial Aid:
Pitt tuition rates:
Federal student aid Web site:
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA):
General financial aid info:
Sallie Mae private student loans:
Fastweb scholarship database:
Pittsburgh Foundation scholarships: