Libraries offer research project calculator to help students

October 15, 2012

The Research Project Calculator is a new online tool offered by the University Libraries that enables Penn State students to navigate the research process step-by-step.

Students enter a due date for a research assignment into the calculator at, which then breaks down the project into steps, providing sources for help and information along the way. Students have the option to have the steps emailed to them as reminders throughout the process and to make notes. The calculator is based on the University of Minnesota's open source Assignment Calculator.

Instructions on how to use the calculator are available at

For more information, contact Emily Rimland at or 814-863-7355.



Last Updated November 06, 2012