Reference Manager – RM is a Web-based tool for managing and citing references in papers and creating bibliographies. Using Reference Manager, students save countless hours of typing and interpreting style requirements when creating bibliographies for term papers, thesis, and other publications.   Reference Manager 12 Video Tutorial

Zotero– is a powerful, easy-to-use research tool that helps you gather, organize, and analyze sources and then share the results of your research. It is a free, open source add-on for the Firefox browser. It lives right where you do your work—in the web browser itself. Zotero helps to Collect information on books, journal articles, and other resources with a single click in your location bar, Organize– your research sources, Cite – drag and drop bibliographies anywhere: into an email, a blog post, or any word processor, Sync -get the best of both worlds: work locally with your research materials and automatically sync your data between multiple computers,Collaborate– create group libraries to collaborate with other Zotero Community members.

Mendeley – is a free reference manager and PDF organizer and academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborat with others online, and discover the latest researchMendeley Video Tutorials

A Research Guide for Students – The site provides all the necessary tools for students to conduct research and to present their findings. Site provides a Quick Click to Search Engines, annotated Research, Writing, and Style Guides (MLA, APA, Chicago, Turabian, CGOS, CBE, Harvard.The site also provides guidelines on: How to write an A+ research paper, How to effectively deliver a presentation, How to format a research or term paper, How to quote passages, How not to plagiarize, How to write Footnotes and Endnotes with examples on writing First Footnotes and Endnotes in MLA Style plus a Footnotes Sample Page and an Endnotes Sample Page.

The Library offers both general and customized training sessions for AUA students and faculty. If you would like to schedule a training session, contact Reference Librarian Hasmik Galstyan at hgalst@aua.am, ext. 060 61 27 62, or complete the registration form below.

http://library.aua.am/library-instructions

Registration is required at least 24 hours in advance.

For more information on effective searches read this online PDF.

INFORMATION LITERACY AND SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION RETRIEVAL (PDF, 10 MB)