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Research Process

Track Useful Sources as You Find Them

  • Use a Research Log to write down information about your sources as you find them. Include citation information and stable links.
  • Send an article's citation information to your account with a citation management tool like Zotero or EndNote Online.
  • Download and save or print articles as you find them.
  • Most databases have ways to send articles to your email or Google Drive.
  • Carefully organize your bookmarks with meaningful titles. If you are trying to bookmark an article from the library's page, put the following URL string in front so that the library's proxy address will be activated:

UM-Flint suggests the following citation managers:

Citation Styles & Manuals