Use Zotero to organize and cite your research
If you haven't had a chance to set up a Zotero Collection for your PAE yet, do it now! Zotero not only helps you keep track of and correctly format citations—it is also a fantastic tool to keep your research and notes neatly organized in one place, easily searchable, and safely backed up into the cloud.
And if you're working with a partner, you can even create a collaborative Zotero group library that you can all contribute to and share research in.
Three ways to get help using Zotero:
- Check our Zotero Guide.
- Email HKS Librarians to make an individual or small group appointment. We can help you with most things from installation troubleshooting to organizing your library, from inserting and formatting citations in Word or Google Docs to setting up a collaborative group library.
- Attend a workshop. Dates and times are posted on KNet.
Not sure which citation style to use? Check with your adviser and/or your PAC seminar leader. Then check out our guide to the different citation styles most commonly used at HKS.
Brush up on research methods
- HKS Research Methods on Demand (RMoD) (Harvard Login)RMoD introduces you to a range of research methods, topical reading lists, and examples of how masters students have used these methods in their research, particularly research for their PAEs and SYPAs.
- Sage Research Methods (Harvard Login)This collection provides a range of tools to develop the right methods for your research project and links to relevant book, journal, and reference content as well as a collection of case studies of real social research.