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My Research Strategy

"My Research Strategy" will walk you through the steps of creating a research strategy for your specific topic.

Assignment Calculator

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Embedded Library Catalog Search Box

You can embed this library catalog search box on your blog or course website.



Click here to get the html code.

Browser Search

google toolbar screenshotAdd the Library Catalog keyword search to your Firefox or Internet Explorer search box!

Click here to install full catalog keyword search or video keyword search.

Mobile Apps

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EndNote Basic

EndNote Basic is a free online tool that helps you:screenshot

  • Collect references from electronic and traditional sources
  • Organize your references for your research topics and papers
  • Insert and cite references automatically while writing your paper
  • Automatically generate a formatted bibliography

To get started, create a free Endnote Basic account.

Visit our EndNote guide for more information.


"Zotero is a free, easy-to-use Firefox extension to help you collect, manage, and cite your research sources. It lives right where you do your work - in the web browser itself."
Download Zotero.
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KnightCite is a online citation generator. Choose your citation style (MLA, APA or Chicago) and type of resource (book, article, chapter etc), enter in the item details and click submit. You'll get a formatted citation!
Note: Consult the appropriate style manual to verify the output of your citations.

Citation Builder (NCSU)

Citation Builder creates citations for you in APA, MLA, and Chicago CBE/CSE formats. Try it out!
Note: Consult the appropriate style manual to verify the output of your citations.