In this workshop, which assumes no previous knowledge with spreadsheets, participants will be introduced to the spreadsheet file type including how it works, its main uses, and how to choose the right program for your computing platform and research needs. While the instructor will address different spreadsheet programs, he will be primarily using Microsoft Excel. Participants will also learn about basic research uses for spreadsheets including cleaning and organizing data for a variety of project types, as well as graphing functions. We will also cover basic formulas and additional tools for automating and enhancing workflow, as well as maintaining compatibility with other software versions where possible. As a part of this workshop, participants are encouraged to bring their laptops and current spreadsheet projects to the workshop and the instructor will assist with any current issues you may be facing with your spreadsheets for the final hour of the workshop.