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Public Policy 633: Qualitative Research Methods

Resources to help create literature reviews for qualitative research projects

Overview of Different Citation Management Tools

Citation management software helps you:

  • organize references, PDFs, and images
  • take notes on references and PDFs
  • format bibliographies and in-text citations in hundreds of citations styles
  • share references and collaborate on projects with colleagues

Zotero Key Features

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  • Automatically extract citation information from websites, library catalogs, databases, and more.
  • Save PDF files, images, screenshots, and other files.
  • Record your research notes.
  • Automatically create formatted bibliographies in many different styles.
  • Use Zotero with word processing programs like Microsoft Word.
  • Sync the citations and files you save online.
  • Access your saved information from anywhere.
  • Share your saved information online with groups.
  • Use Zotero -- an open source tool -- for free.

View Zotero video tutorials

View Zotero how-to documentation

To get Started                        

Go to http://www.zotero.org/ and click on the red Download button.

Print Handouts

 

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(web page suitable for printers and screen readers)

More Help with Zotero

- Zotero Guide

- Attend a Zotero workshop 

- View screencast tutorials 

-Get help from Scholarspace

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