There are many different ways to organize your references, but the easiest way is through a citation manager. Citation managers allow us to save, organize, and share articles and references. A few of the citation managers that the library promotes are Zotero, Mendeley, and EndNote; EndNote is a subscription-based citation manager, Zotero and Mendeley are free to use. Find more general information in the Citation Managers Research Guide and find more in-depth guidance for getting started with a free citation manager in the Zotero Research Guide.
The library has created a citation styles guide for additional information on the different citation styles. Find more information in the Citation Styles Research Guide.
The subject of plagiarism is complex and this guide addresses it for students and faculty in a more positive manner by empowering writers with knowledge to avoid common pitfalls. The Ethical Use of Sources and Writing Guide also contains a basic tutorial that can be assigned. Referrals to other campus entities that support learning about this topic is included.
Adding a Peer Research Consultant or Librarian to your team will be helpful because we can help clarify research goals, craft searches for finding articles, organize information through citation managers, and much more.
Please don't hesitate to reach out and ask for help!