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A library guide for Gannett Health Services staff: Managing information and Research

Managing your information and research

Citation management tools for organizing your research

In the process of doing research, you will encounter a multitude of resources including books, articles, and websites.  Keeping all of these organized as you progress, creating bibliographies or lists of resources, and collaborating and sharing information can be a daunting and time-consuming task. 

Citation management tools can be a great way to do all of these things and more.  With a relatively easy-to-use tool, you will be able to organize and save the resources you find in databases and on websites.  And with virtually the click of a button, you will be able to generate bibliographies in nearly any citation style.

There are a number of citation management tools available that are compatible with many of the databases and resources you'll use.  Visit the citation management help page to get started.  It only takes a few minutes to set up an account with such tools as Zotero and Mendeley.  If you are affiliated with the College of Human Ecology, you can download a Endnote here.

To learn how to use these and other citation management tools, consider a workshop at Mann Library or Olin Library.

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