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Research & Publishing Resources: Research Tools

Your Research - Saved Searches, Alerts & RSS Feeds

In each database, REGISTER in order to SAVE search strategies, search results and to set up ALERTS.

Citation Management Tools

Citation Managers allow you to electronically collect, manage and store references to books, articles, websites or other sources you find in support of your research. They also interface with your word processing program to help you insert citations into your papers, generate bibliographies and ensure that your paper is properly formatted.

The library subscribes to a reference management tool called RefWorks. This program interfaces with Microsoft Word and allows you to store citations in your own personal databases then insert those references into your papers. When you've finished typing your paper, you can tell RefWorks to format it in a standard bibliographic format. NOTE: YOU WILL NEED TO SET UP AN ACCOUNT AND DOWNLOAD AN APPLICATION TO YOUR PERSONAL COMPUTER TO USE REFWORKS.



Tutorials about RefWorks can be found at:


Zotero is similar to RefWorks except that it is a free, web-based application. In the words of the company, it "is a free, easy-to-use Firefox extension to help you collect, manage, cite, and share your research sources. It lives right where you do your work—in the web browser itself."


Export references from databases into RefWorks and convert citations to APA, MLA, or other citation formats to create bibliographies.

Off-Campus Access

In order to use many of the Library's databases, journals, and e-books from home, you will need to log in using your active LDAP account. For students, the username is usually in the form of firstname.lastname. The password is your LDAP password. (The default LDAP password remains in effect until you change it using the website for "Self-Service Password Management," linked below.)

Faculty should user their current Lehman email ID and password.

If you are having difficulties with your LDAP username and/or password, contact the IT Center Help Desk:

You can also access the Self-Service Password Management system to set your password.

If you need any further assistance, please contact the Library Reference Desk in person or by phone at 718-960-8580.