One tool that our students in research-heavy classes really love is the open-source freely available citation management software available at Zotero.org. Zotero gives you a platform to organize and save your research from library databases or websites, and it can automatically generate citations and bibliographies directly inside Microsoft Word. This saves students a ton of time – when I show this tool to the 3rd year nursing students, they all cry that they wish they had known about it in […]
One of the things the students I work with often have difficulty with is selecting good subject terms to pull relevant search results while looking for articles in electronic databases. In the age of Google, we are so used to looking for information by asking questions. Unfortunately, asking a database a question in a similar form to how we would ask Siri for directions to the nearest Starbucks will probably not produce very relevant search results. This is because most electronic databases […]
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