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Comprehensive Literature Review: A Guide

Writing a literature review. What it is and how to get started.

ZoteroBib

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Looking for EasyBib? EasyBib has ended their EasyBib EDU subscription service, which has prompted Howard-Tilton to now recommend ZoteroBib as our preferred tool for quickly citing sources. For more advanced features, consider one of the other tools on this guide.

Zotero

Zotero

A free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research. Zotero allows you to attach digital objects like PDFs, notes and images to your citations, organize them into collections for different projects, and create bibliographies, even from within your preferred word processor.

You will want to download:

  • Zotero 6.0 app A stand-alone application for all users.
  • Zotero Connector To save to Zotero directly from your browser.

Word processor plugins for Microsoft Word, Google Docs, and LibreOffice come bundled with the Zotero app and will be installed automatically for each installed word processor when you first start Zotero.

RefWorks

RefWorks

RefWorks is a web-based citation and bibliographic management tool that allows you to save and organize your citations as you research. Each reference can be extensively annotated to make the writing process easier. RefWorks works with our existing library database subscriptions to make a seamless transition between researching and writing. RefWorks functions with Microsoft Word and other word processors to create footnotes, citations and a bibliography for your paper, formatted into the correct style (MLA, APA, Chicago Style, etc.). In addition, RefWorks is available to you after you graduate using your alumni account.

 

Legacy Users

Details on migrating your records from RefWorks (Legacy) to RefWorks (New) are forthcoming and will soon be included on this guide. At this point, we encourage active RefWorks (Legacy) users to continue using the existing interface for ongoing projects. Both interfaces will be available for users during the Transition Period, which will last through 2017.

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