EndNote citation management software is available as a free software download to any SLU student, faculty or staff. Some researchers prefer one of the free citation management tools available. These tools often require payment for power users, so take that into account when deciding which tool best suits your needs!
Use the worksheet below to develop ideas for your search strategy & find tips for searching databases. Keep a list of the databases and search terms you used so you remember what you've already tried!
Research takes time, and when you're working on research for a paper you might spend hours researching and try many, many searches before you're done. But you shouldn't spend hours searching and finding nothing. If you spend 20-30 minutes on your research and you're not finding anything remotely relevant, please stop what you're doing and contact your librarian! I can help you develop search search strategy, and maybe choose another database more suited for your topic.