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Start Your Research

This guide will help you get started with your topic, find books and articles, evaluate sources, and use library services.

Citation and Organization

Organizing your work will help your writing process and help you create a successful research project.

  • How much time do you have? Use this Assignment Calcuator to stay on track to complete your project on time.
  • What style manual do you need to follow? Check with your instructor. Common citation styles are APA, MLA, Turabian, and Chicago. Quick explanations are on the Citations Tools page.
  • How will you save your citations? Use a citation manager to make that job easier. Common ones are Zotero, and RefWorks.
  • Need something quick and easy? Try ZoteroBib, a tool that helps you build a bibliography instantly from any computer or device, without creating an account or installing any software. Great for those projects where you just need a few citations in a particular style.

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