The Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy and International Relations invites all of its students to a workshop about notes and bibliographic citations. The session is part of the Workshops on Academic Practice series, organized by the Doctoral School every year to provide additional skills-training for its PhD students.
As you embark on the research for your dissertation, you need to think seriously about the tools you want to employ to coordinate your research notes, references, and source files. There are excellent commercial software options (e.g. EndNote or RefWorks), but if you don't want to spend that kind of money and commit to a single format over the long run, you should consider open-source reference management tools like Mendeley or Zotero.
This presentation will focus on Zotero, a free software that is well suited to social science research and quite user-friendly. You can choose versions integrated into your web browser or freestanding, and immediately begin assembling your research library. Zotero makes it easy for you to build a reliable database where web, print, and archival sources of all kinds can be organized easily, and references can be generated in a variety of standard forms (Chicago Manual, etc.). Zotero is a robust option that can serve your research needs for years to come, and we will step through its various capacities in the course of the presentation.
You can find more information about the Doctoral School’s Workshops on Academic Practice on the following website: http://pds.ceu.hu/academic-workshops