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Global Studies Senior Capstone Project

This guide provides support for students completing the Global Studies Senior Capstone Project

Creating a Search Strategy

For advice on developing a search strategy to find research materials relevant to your topic, watch this recent video covering the "shotgun," "snowball," and "building blocks" approaches to searching provided by Professor Heather Howard with Purdue's Parrish Library

Citation Management Tools

Incorporating a citation manager into your workflow early in your career can help you keep your research organized and save time.

  • Zotero -- A free, easy-to-use program with "connectors" to Chrome, Firefox, and Safari; plugins available for MS Word
    • Note: Opening a Zotero account enables you to sync your library across devices, this does include PDFs and other file formats "linked" to your Zotero citations. Free cloud storage is limited to 300MB, but Zotero users can purchase additional storage for a yearly fee.
    • Opening an account also enables you to share project folders between multiple Zotero account holders.

Purdue Libraries Citation Management Software LibGuide may be helpful in exploring other citation management options.

Purdue Online Writing Lab

  • ​​​​​​Purdue Online Writing Lab Site Map - Provides a bird's-eye view of contents of the OWL's website, which provides helpful writing advice on topics such as voice, grammar, citation formatting, and abstract writing.
    • Annotated Bibliographies - Especially helpful for creating annotated bibliographies as a tool that can help you organize and keep track of your research.

Citation Style Guides

Note-Taking Tools