Evaluation and Citation

Evaluation of Resources

When conducting research on a topic, the authenticity of the information is crucial. Sources should be authoritative, and appear in well-known, scholarly publications. The Rensselaer Libraries resources generally fulfill these qualifications.

Our Instruct resource has more information about evaluating resources.

Citation Tools

You may find the following online tutorials and citation tools helpful for organizing and citing your various sources.

  • EndNote - Automatically create, format, and update bibliographies, with the convenience of remote access. Access provided through RPI credentials.
  • Zotero - [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy-to-use tool to help collect, organize, cite, and share research sources.
  • Mendeley - Reference management, research network, dataset-storage and sharing.
  • Papers - A reference manager for Macintosh, Windows, or iPhone/iPad. A paid license is required.
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