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Citations are key to participating in the scholarly community. They are a way to converse with other scholars, but they also:
- Give fair credit to others for their ideas, creations, and expressions.
- Back up claims and statements.
- Provide a way for an interested reader to learn more.
- Support academic integrity.
Consult Citation Tools to learn more about different citation styles. Collins Library also supports two knowledge management tools: RefWorks and Zotero.
Concept Mapping Tools
Online concept mapping tools can be useful at many stages of the research process:
- When you are beginning to explore your topic area and are trying to see what the parameters and interrelationships are;
- When you need to narrow your focus to a particular research question;
- When you are organizing and connecting the various elements of your response to your research question;
- When you are drafting your paper with your thesis.
Coggle is one of the more versatile free online concept mapping tools.
Milanote also offers a free version and is especially good for concept-mapping notes.