The library's Savvy Researcher workshop provides in-person training on a variety of research-oriented topics. See the schedule to find out what's coming up.
LibGuides: Learn on your own
More than 500 guides have been prepared by University Librarians to help you. LibGuides cover a wide variety of subjects including class projects.
You may be hoping to get pictures of books or other resources to use in your research. Knowing a few things about taking pictures and organizing your data can prevent days of agony later when you try to use those photos.
Omeka is a free software tool that enables you to create online exhibits that showcase collections of digital images, text, and other multi-media formats in one seamless site.Omeka was developed by the Roy Rozenweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University. This guide will show you how to start your own Omeka website and create an online exhibit to display your work and scholarship.
These are tools to correct and clean up data, typically spreadsheets, and get them ready for further processing. They can do things like correct spelling, remove extraneous characters or even change the order and structure of a data table.
Learn about the citation management tool that also excels at organizing your research with tools that help manage them PDFs on your computer. In addition, Mendeley can help you share research with collaborators and discover articles in your field. It also inserts citations and bibliographies into a word processor document.
Zotero is a free citation management software plug in for Mozilla Firefox. It enables users to collect, manage, and cite research from all types of sources. It is easy to use, lives in your web browser where you do your work, and it is free! allows you to attach pdfs, notes, images and screenshots to your citations, to organize them into collections for different projects, and to create bibliographies using Word or OpenOffice.
RefWorks is a citation management software program, paid for by the University Library and offered FREE to faculty, staff, and students at the University of Illinois. RefWorks collects, stores, and organizes citations from books, articles, web sites, and other sources. RefWorks automatically converts citations into properly formatted bibliographies and formats references within manuscripts.