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Online Learning Guide: Organizing Your Research

Suggested Methods For Organizing Your Research

There are 3 suggested methods for organizing your research. You and/or your professor will decide which method would best work for you. The methods are using:

  • Virtual storage space like the One Drive found with your student email account, Google Drive, or Dropbox
  • APA Style Central
  • RefWorks

Information for using APA Style Central and RefWorks can be found on the Citation tab of this LibGuide. Instructions for using the One Drive can be found below.

Overview Of Virtual Storage Space Method

1. Create class folder (in One Drive, Google Drive, Dropbox...).

2. Create another folder (one for each research assignment) inside the class folder. This is where you will:

a. Save your notes (and citations) for the assignment.

b. Save all scanned/electronic sources.

c. Note: To save a resource found only in HTML format, copy and paste it to a Word document

3. Open Word document

a. Give it title related to assignment (e.g. Notes for Climate Change paper)

b. Save in the assignment folder

Links To Other Methods

  • RefWorks Tool for creating and storing citations in many styles. You will need to create an account to use this cite. See the RefWorks page for information on how to set up account and use this tool.
  • APA Style Central. This website provides videos, quick guides, self-quizzes and many examples of citing resources. You must create an account to access these resources. Be sure to use your Roosevelt email account. It is also possible to do a self-guided course on Blackboard to learn APA style. Contact Barbara Anderson, Head of Learning and Instruction for this option.