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Dissertation Research, Proposal and Design in Education and Counseling: Digital tools

This guide supports all of the dissertation seminars offered by the Cato College of Education.


Reference Management Tools

Zotero Resources

EndNote Resources

Mendeley Resources

What is Dropbox?

EBSCOHost Accounts

The search interfaces for ERIC and PsycInfo are powered by EBSCOHost. EBSCOHost offers a number of features that can help you keep things organized. But you will need to create an individual account within EBSCO to access those tools. This video explains how to do this.

Google Scholar Tools

Google Scholar has several tools that can help you keep track of articles and citations as well as send you alerts. If you are on campus and/or logged into your university Google account at home, you automatically have an account within Scholar. Here's a quick overview of what tools available from Google Scholar.

Evernote to the Rescue

Introduction to Airtable

Reading and Notetaking

Citation and Formatting Tools

Collaboration Tools


Sharing Screens

Presentation Tools

Organizing your time

Additional Tools to help you get things done

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Keeping Things Safe

Read articles on any device with Browzine

BrowZine, is an application that allows you to browse, read and monitor many of the library’s scholarly journals - all in a format optimized for your iPad, iPhone or Android tablet and phone. You can also access BrowZine on the web, and sync your account across all platforms.  A link to BrowZine Web is accessible from the Databases tab on the library website.

BrowZine delivers top journals from publishers like Oxford, SAGE, Springer, Wiley and Elsevier and many more. With BrowZine, you can:

Browse and read journals by subject, easily review tables of contents, and download full articles.

Create your own bookshelf and be notified when new articles in your field of interest are published.

Save articles for off-line reading or export to services such as DropBox, Mendeley, EndNote, RefWorks, Zotero, Papers and more.