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Education Research for Graduate Students: Managing Your Research

Keep It Organized

One of the most important things you will do is develop a way to organize and track your research. Here are few tips we have found work well for us:

  • Keep track of what databases you have searched and the keywords and limiters you used
    • You can use a Word doc, Google doc, or print your search history
  • Save the articles you find in a couple of locations
    • In your email, on a stick drive, etc.
  • Use the tools in the databases
    • Most databases allow you to create a free account and save search results (articles)
    • The video below demonstrates how to set up a free account in EBSCOhost and some of the features. Once you set up an EBSCOhost account you can use it to log into any EBSCOhost databases and save your search results.
  • Use a free citation manager tool, such as Zotero

My EBSCO Folder