If you know you will be researching the same general topic for years to come, you might want to start a long-term database to track your sources. EndNote, Zotero, and Mendeley are different source database tracking applications that also help with developing bibliographic citations. Once you start building a database of sources in one space, you will not want to switch later; it is critical that you take time up front to select wisely.
- Use the links below to briefly explore the three source database applications.
- Write a reflection of which database you might use and why.
- Share-out: Post a copy of your reflection as a reply.
- http://www.zotero.org/ (read all “collect, organize, cite, synch, and collaborate” tabs accross the top of the page)