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Researcher's Toolkit 2023: Record Keeping

One-day workshop for graduate students in engineering and the physical sciences.


An Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN), such as LabArchives at Cornell, is a record keeping tool for organizing laboratory data, storing historical versions of files, sharing information, and collaborating with others. Other resources on ELN include:

For more information or if you have any questions, email Cornell Data Services at Cornell Data or visit

Citation Management

A citation management software, such as Zotero, Mendeley, Endnote, Papers and Bibtex, is for organizing and reformatting citations, creating bibliographies, and keeping track of papers. See an overview of citation management and a library guide on Zotero created by Cornell University Library. Other resources include:

Need help with citation management? Email