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University of Portland Clark Library

ED 102: University Success: Home


This guide has information and tutorials about the library, about research, about different resources available at the university, and about citing your sources.

We also suggest visiting the How to Use the Library guide for a brief overview of the various services and resources available to you. When you need to find sources for assignments, we recommend visiting the Getting Started with Research guide for some tips. 

And we are here to help! If you have any questions, ask us

Create a Timeline for Writing Assignments

Try the calculator below to get a step-by-step breakdown of what you need to do, and when, so you can finish writing assignments on time. Also, the Writing Center, in the Shepard Center's Learning Commons, has resources and peer Writing Assistants to help students of all writing abilities. Make an appointment and improve your papers!   

The Writing Assignment Calculator

Enter the date you plan to start:

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Date the assignment is due:

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The Calculator divides your time frame into ten steps with deadline dates and times.
Based on the original Assignment Calculator from the University of Minnesota Libraries.

Learn How to Create Multimedia

The library's Digital Lab supports students in learning how to use equipment and software to create multimedia projects. 

José Velazco, the Digital Lab Coordinator, is available for remote consultations via phone, email, or online (e.g. Teams). Send your questions or schedule a time to meet by emailing:

Teaching Librarian: Diane Sotak


Diane Sotak (she, her, hers)

Ask Us

24/7 Library Chat


Meet with a Librarian

Visit us in person at the library's Research Desk

Research Desk Phone:
1.800.841.8261 x7788 | 503.943.7111 or 800.841.8261 | 5000 N. Willamette Blvd., Portland, OR 97203-5798
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