Announcing Overleaf, a Scientific Writing and Publishing Tool

Announcing Overleaf, a Scientific Writing and Publishing Tool

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Kraemer Family Library (KFL) is excited to announce that the professional version of Overleaf, a collaborative online LaTeX editor, is now available for all faculty, students and staff at UCCS!

Overleaf is an online collaborative scientific writing and publishing tool. It is designed to make the process of writing, editing, and producing scientific papers much quicker for authors. LaTeX is a document typesetting language that has been used for decades and is the industry standard for technical documents in mathematics, computer science, and engineering. While faculty and students have had a free version of this product available, the professional version allows for such things as real-time collaboration with an unlimited number of authorized users in your browser on a single version of a project, full history view of your documents, integrated streamlined publishing, and two-way sync with Dropbox and Git-Hub.

Overleaf Professional provides:

  • Real-time collaboration in your browser for working together on a single version of a project, with an unlimited number of authorized users. You can add and remove collaborators at any time throughout the lifecycle of your document.
  • Real-time track changes and visible collaborator cursor(s) ease work on collaborative documents.
  • Enjoy real-time PDF preview of your document while editing and writing - type on the left and see your typeset document on the right.
  • Full history view of your documents – see all changes made for the entire life of the document, with the ability to revert to any older version.
  • Integrated, streamlined publishing - allows you to publish easily and directly to a number of integrated submission systems, including dozens of publishing partners.
  • Use Overleaf for interactive demonstrations and teaching:
  • Two-way sync with Dropbox and GitHub
  • Reference manager sync and advanced reference search
  • Instructional articles and resources:

Claim your Overleaf Professional account by signing up below:

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Access to the professional version of this resource has been on the library’s wish list for several years. We are happy to finally be able to make it available. Dr. Brandon Runnels from the College of Engineering stated: “It's exciting to see UCCS invest in Overleaf, which is a powerful tool that I've used for many years. Overleaf combines all of the functionality of LaTeX with the collaborative editing features of cloud document editors like Google Docs. It also makes it possible to host UCCS-specific templates for documents like theses and dissertations.

KFL is excited to make this important resource available to the UCCS community, and our subscription to this important resource makes the library and UCCS a leader in the state in offering this unique resource to the campus.