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U ST 301: Orientation and Introduction to Academic Research

McNair Seminar I


Fall 2017:

Visit our Library Workshops Guide for information about our workshop series!  Includes dates & registration info for current workshops, and links to recordings of selected past workshops.

Bibliography Management!

Use bibliography management software to store the citations of the articles and resources you find for your assignments & research projects!


Using a good bibliography management software program is like having your own research assistant.  As you're searching databases for articles, you can save your citations in a safe place until you're reading to use them in your papers.  When you're ready to write your paper or use your citations, the software will also reformat the citations into whatever style you need.   

There are many free cloud-based programs & apps to choose from but the following three are free and we teach them here:  EndNote Basic, Mendeley, and Zotero.

Plan to attend one of our workshops, or review the Guides below to learn on your own.  Either way, you'll really benefit from using a good bibliography management software platform!

Your Librarian

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Susan A. Vega García
Head of Instruction
Associate Professor
140 Parks Library
Iowa State University
Ames IA 50011
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