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Library Workshops for Students and Faculty: Research Guides and Tutorials

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You'll find on this page and on the Libraries' Research 101 page links to guides and tutorials on a variety of research-related topics. These resources may be used independently or may be integrated within a course to support a research unit or assignment. 

For assistance integrating these topics or resources into your course or Canvas space, please contact Instruction Specialist Janel Simons at libinstr@unl.edu.

Citation management tools

Save Time and Organize! - Citation Management

Need help keeping track of your readings, articles and your citations?  Learn about some free and subscription citation management tools that can help you organize and manage your articles and citations, give you access to your documents 24/7, and format your bibliography and in-text citations for your papers.

EndNote is a paid citation management program made by Clarivate Analytics. EndNote Web is a free, web-based version.

Mendeley is a "free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research."

RefWorks is a web-based citation manager. You must sign up for an account using a unl.edu email address.

Zotero is a free online bibliographic manager.

Become a Better Researcher

UNL Libraries 101

How to Use Library Databases

Learn how to effectively search for articles and other resources through the UNL Libraries website.

How to Do a Literature Review

Find out what the literature review is and how to get started, how to keep track of sources, searches and new research, and how to use library resources more effectively.

What is Digital Humanities?

Finding the Good Stuff on the Web

Reading Long Articles

Managing, Publishing and Presenting your Research

Measuring the Impact of your Research

Learn how to document the citation of your research using various metrics, and evaluate which metrics best describe the impact of your work.

Creating Your poster in PowerPoint

Learn how to size your PowerPoint slide, choose an appropriate layout, add/edit images, and use other PowerPoint graphics features to display your poster information.

Copyright, Fair Use and Author’s Rights

Learn about U.S. Copyright Law, authors' rights, and protecting your intellectual property. 

Dealing with Data / Data Management Plans

Learn best practices, tips, and tools for organizing, naming, and documenting digital data. Also, learn what should be included in a Data Management Plan and how to write one of your own.

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