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Managing Your Research

Bibliographic Citation Software

This type of software allows you to search databases and organize your references easily. A popular commercial product is EndNote which costs approximately $250 or you can purchase a student edition for around $115. EndNote also offers a free, less powerful version called EndNote Web. Another free citation software is Zotero. User guides for EndNote Web and Zotero are available through the library website.

Using EbscoHost in PsycINFO

The PsycINFO database offers a great opportunity to manage your research. You can place articles into a folder, save your searches, and create notes about your research. The information remains in a folder indefinitely so you can access it any time. You can create multiple folders for different research projects.

Getting Started:

  1. In the blue tool bar, click on "Sign In"
  2. You will need to "Create an Account" the first time which only takes a minute or two.

Save Articles:

  • When viewing citations, click the "Add to Folder" button.

Save Searches:

  1. Click on "Search History" located just under the search form
  2. Click "Save Searches / Alerts"
  3. Name your search and save

How to Cite Your Article:

  1. Click on "Cite" on the right side of the screen.
  2. Choose the APA format
  3. Cut & paste this into your bibliography. However, sometimes there are errors so make sure you check the citation for accuracy.

Create Notes:

  • When viewing a citation, click on the "Create Note" link on the right side of the page.

Retrieving Articles & Searches:

  • Click on "Folder" in the blue tool bar. In addition to a list of your articles, you will get these links on the left side of the page:

My EbscoHost is available in over 60 databases to which the University Library subscribes.

Page last updated on September 23, 2019

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