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Information Literacy Toolkit

Citation managers and research organization skills

Why teach students about citation managers?

Citation managers promote:

  • understanding of citations in scholarly work and within a discipline
  • avoiding plagiarism through organization and note taking features
  • building connections between projects, questions and disciplines through the storage of citations over the course of a student's career at UT

The lesson plan below is aimed at undergraduates using up to 10-15 sources in a research project. It is written for the features included in NoodleTools, but you may adapt it to other citation managers.

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