Learn strategies for doing primary source research including how to prepare for a visit to an archives and how to effectively navigate the variety of online resources such as directories, catalogs, and finding aids.
Learn how to create instant bibliographies while searching online catalogs and databases with this popular citation management software, which interacts with your word processing software to make paper writing and citing easier. Note: It is preferable for participants to bring a laptop with EndNote already downloaded. Download directions are here: http://subjectguides.library.american.edu/endnote
Come to this class if you prefer to use a version of EndNote that you can have any time, anywhere. An overview for using EndNote Web will be provided. Come with your questions!
EndNote Web works with EndNote, but offers two central components: the ability 1) to manage references by logging on to www.myendnoteweb.com, and 2) to share reference libraries with other EndNote Web users. Come with ...more
This class introduces users to Zotero and Mendeley, two free citation management tools that represent powerful alternatives and/or supplements to programs such as EndNote. Attendees will come away with a clear sense of comparison between major online citation tools, including key strengths and weaknesses. Laptops encouraged but not required.