Answered By: Erin Mooney
Last Updated: Feb 19, 2015     Views: 43

When you have a research project, you need to set up a system for keeping track of the sources you find and other information you collect during your research. Otherwise, you may find yourself scrambling at the deadline trying to remember where a quote you used came from. A system can be as easy as opening a Word document or Google Doc then copying and pasting citation information and taking notes on your research. You can also create a folder on your computer to save articles you find and drafts of your assignment.

Other options:

Easybib -- Emory subscribes to an enhanced version. Create an account with EasyBib while on campus, and you can save bibliography projects and take notes on your sources within Easybib. Easybib creates citations and bibliographic references for MLA, APA, Turabian, and Chicago styles that you can copy and paste into your paper. EasyBib also has an autocite feature that allows you to look up your reference (for example by URL, title, ISBN), and automatically convert into a citation and bibliographic reference.

If you want a more comprehensive solution for keeping tracking of your research, there are many citation management tools available.

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