Computing & Libraries
Computing & Libraries at the University of Pittsburgh
The University of Pittsburgh provides diverse and productive environments in which students can conduct research. Our world-class libraries provide students to access of millions of books, articles, electronic resources, and more. Our fully staffed computer labs are comfortable and accessible, and feature up-to-date equipment. The University of Pittsburgh also offers wireless Internet access to students, providing even more flexibility.
The University provides all students with a computer account that gives students access to Pitt's considerable computing services. Students, faculty, and staff have access to the campus' computing labs. Most labs have the hardware and software applications that students need on a regular basis, such as office applications, Web design, and scientific applications. Specialty labs offer extended hours, specialized hardware, or specialized software.
In addition, graduate students in the economics department have access to their own computing laboratory, with software such as E-Views, Gauss, Matlab, Scientific Workplace, SAS, Stata, Systat, and TSP, among others.
The Department of Economics also has an internationally recognized computer lab for research in experimental economics.
The University Library System at Pitt provides world-class resources for a broad range of research interests. Students also have access to Pitt's extensive Digital Library, with online access to journal articles and other electronic resources.
Pitt's Graduate School of Public and International Affairs has a specialized GSPIA/Economics Library for books, journals, and other subject-specific resources. The economics collection is particularly strong in regional economics, international economics, and economic theory.