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Graduate Research Survival Guide

This guide provides resources to help you write a graduate level paper, thesis or dissertation.

Citing in Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word allows you to automatically format in-text citations and reference lists inside a document.  Use when you:

  • are using Microsoft Word to write
  • only need sources for one research project

Single Citation Generators

Citation generators allow you automatically format single citaitons, then cut and paste them into a reference list.  Use when you:

  • only need a few sources
  • only need sources for one research project

Multiple Citation Managers

Citation managers allow you to save sources and automatically format reference lists.  Use when you:

  • have many (+15) sources
  • want to keep a record of all your sources over time
  • need the same sources for many research projects