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Library DIY

I Do Not Know How To Save Or Organize What I've Found

Developing a system for organizing your sources and research notes can make your work much easier. For shorter research assignments you might simply use a Word document that includes all your citations and notes. For longer assignments a more comprehensive solution (like citation management software) may make be better. 

The library provides support and instructions for using the following citation management tools:

If you're looking for a lightweight tool to just format individual citations, take a look at citation generators like EasyBib

Note: Always check the citations generated by an online tool, since they can have small errors. Be sure the citation follows the citation style you are using. Citation Style Guides are available here

 

Other citation management questions? Ask A Librarian.

Note: Many library databases also allow you to gather sources in a folder that is accessible while searching in that database. EBSCO databases, for example, have this function. However, keep in mind that you will probably still need a way to organize your sources when no longer accessing the given database.