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Need to Know: Organizing Sources

For term papers or extended projects, you may want to make use of bibliographic application that will help organize your research and citations.  Depending on the application used, there are a number of features to make life easier:

  • Citations (and full-text) are accessible via the web
  • Easily share resources with teammates
  • Generate bibliographies easily in established formats
  • Integrate with MS Word or Google Docs to easily insert references/endnotes

There are a lot of applications to choose from. the three listed below are those that are supported to some extent by the Libraries.  Note that Zotero is open source but if you create an EndNote or RefWorks account while at A&M, you will still have access to it once you graduate (although you will not have access to the full-text databases and ejournals that are limited to current affiliates).

Avoiding academic integrity issues

Being organized about your research - having a plan, being intentional about searching and collecting information, and organizing it so that it is easy to tell what you have used and where it came from can help avoid some issues with academic misconduct.

Other resources are available through the library guide on Academic Integrity and Plagiarism: https://library.tamu.edu/services/library_tutorials/academic_integrity/index.html

Or through the Aggie Honor System Office: https://aggiehonor.tamu.edu/