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How do I... find Literature Review Tools?

 

  • Start Research
  • Tracking
  • Citing
  • Keeping Up
  • Help

 

Writing a thesis, dissertation or senior project? The library can help you track, organize and keep up to date with the most relevant sources. This page will provide an overview of tools to help you track and manage citations, as well as how to keep up with key authors and new publications.

 

+ How do I...?

 

The library maintains help pages to answer frequently asked questions.

 

If you don't see an answer to your question, please contact us.

 

+ I need a list of research resources that are available for my discipline

 

The library subject specialists maintain a list of online subject resource guides.

 

Please search for your topic in the Research Guide database

 

 

+ I need individual or specialized help

 

Subject specialists at the library can help you with individual or specialized questions. Feel free to contact a specialist by phone or email; they are also available for personal appointments.

 

List of Subject Specialists

 

If your area of study is not listed, please contact us therough the Ask a Librarian services.

 

 

 

Created AH 1/11

 

Citation Tracking Guide

 

Searching for cited references can be useful when conducting research for the following reasons:

 

  • You can use it to find other works (articles, books, etc.) that have cited an important and/or highly relevant work on your research topic

  • You can use it to assess the "importance" of a particular work by finding out how many other authors/works have cited a particular work

The library maintains a citation tracking guide that will help you achieve these aims

 

Need more help or have a specific question not answered here? Ask us!

 

Learn more about the literature review process and relevant tools:

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Citation Help Page

 

As writers and scholars, you have a responsibility to use information legally and ethically. As CU students, you are bound by the CU Honor Code which prohibits and penalizes plagiarism.

 

There are a variety of style guides and manuals available in the libaries, including those listed below:

 

Please also see the library's citation help page, which also includes information about bibliographic management tools, eg Zotero.

 

Need more help or have a specific question not answered here? Ask us!

 

 

 

RSS and Twitter are great ways to keep track of new journal articles, books, search terms; anything that will help you to keep updated in your field!

 

  • Using RSS, you can collect information in one place rather than visiting various webpages.

  • Content updates exist for websites, blogs, searches, everything!

 

+ RSS: The Basics
  • RSS means "Really Simple Syndication" or "Rich Site Summary." An RSS feed is simply a list of new information from a website. Using RSS, you can collect information in one place rather than visiting various webpages.

  • Content updates exist for websites, blogs, searches, everything!

 

RSS in Plain English

 

 

 

Researching a cutting edge topic? You may also want to harness the power of Twitter to keep up with changes.

 

+ Twitter: The Basics
  • Twitter is a program that allows you to send, read and receive short messages of 140 characters. Using Twitter, you can stay updated on new information from a variety of sources, as well as tracking opinions, trends and moods.

  • Content updates or tweets exist for people and companies all round the world!

 

 

 

Need more help or have a specific question not answered here? Ask us!

 

 

Subject specialists at the library can help you with individual or specialized questions. Feel free to contact a specialist by phone or email; they are also available for personal appointments.

 

List of Subject Specialists

 

If your area of study is not listed, please contact us therough the Ask a Librarian services.