How should I organize my research notes and bibliographies?

Researchers organize their materials in many different ways. Certainly, no one solution works best for everyone. Two popular bibliographic managers are Zotero and Endnote (available as a free download for Harvard FAS faculty, staff and students). These programs allow users to create personal reference libraries from online catalogs and databases (including HOLLIS) and generate bibliographies and citations in papers.

For more information, consult Research Management and Citation Tools at Harvard

Three useful books for paper, thesis, or dissertation writers are:

The Craft of Research by Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb, and Joseph M. Williams, 4th ed., Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016. HOLLIS Record

Writing Research Papers: A Complete Guide by James D. Lester, 15th ed., Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson, 2015. HOLLIS Record

Surviving Your Dissertation: A Comprehensive Guide to Content and Process by Kjell Erik Rudestam, 3rd ed., Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage Publications, c2007. HOLLIS Record