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Research Tools

Assignment Planner
Get a jump start on your research projects with the Assignment Planner. Enter your due date and the Planner will create a timeline of your research process, from refining your topic, to using K-State Libraries' resources, to writing your final draft. You can set up e-mail reminders, too!

Citation Builder
Plug in the pertinent data (author, title, year, etc.) from your source (book, book chapter, interview, journal article, magazine, newspaper or web), click Submit and the Citation Builder tool will generate your citation in APA or MLA style.

Citation Linker
Put in as much of the information as you have, and the Citation Linker will search through our journals and databases to find the full text. If we don't have it online, you'll be able to check our catalog or place a request to get a copy from another library through Interlibrary Loan.

LinkIt
Use LinkIt when you need to create links to articles found in K-State Libraries' article databases or electronic journals that will work off-campus. It will modify links so that K-State students, faculty, and staff can open articles from wherever they work or study.

Get It
Start your research in Search It or in a database that's powered by Get It. Find something you want? Click the Get It button and let Get It guide you to full text, the Libraries' catalog, interlibrary loan, or other useful services. Already have a citation? No problem. Citation Linker puts your citation on the fast track to Get It's guidance and services.

LibX Toolbar
LibX is an addition to your browser that provides direct access to K-State Libraries' resources.

New Books Feeds
Check out the new books feeds for the latest books to arrive in the library. If the subjects listed are too broad for you, or don't quite meet your needs, Ask a Librarian about creating a custom feed.

RefWorks
Save and organize citations using RefWorks. K-Staters can sign-up for a RefWorks account to save citations from databases, store copies of articles, and create bibliographies.

Subject and Class Guides
Need information on a subject or a class but don't know where to start? Try our guides. Each guide provides a list of resources and search tips tailored to a specific topic.

Zotero
Zotero is a free, open-source add-on to the Firefox browser that enables you to collect, manage, and cite research from all types of sources. Use it to more easily manage bibliographies and references when writing papers or articles.

Collections and Materials

Archival Finding Aids
Finding Aids for selected university record, manuscript, and photograph collections.

BrowZine
The BrowZine app allows users to personalize scholarly resources depending on their interests, easily browse resources, save and read articles online and offline, and export citations.

Digital Collections 
An array of unique items digitized by K-State Libraries.

K-State Research Exchange (K-REx)
Materials available in K-REx include journal articles, conference papers, technical reports, white papers, electronic theses/dissertations/reports (ETDR) and other digital resources representing the research output of Kansas State University.

Government Information 
As a member of the depository library program since 1907, K-State Libraries is committed to providing access to and research assistance in using government resources to the K-State community and the citizens of Kansas.

New Prairie Press 
An imprint for journals edited by scholars committed to the principles of open access publishing.

Awards

Consumer Movement Archives Research Award
Awarded annually, the award gives $3000 to a faculty member, graduate student, or independent researcher to travel to Manhattan, KS to conduct scholarly research using CMA materials.

The Marjorie J. and Richard L. D. Morse Family and Community Public Policy Scholarship
Awarded annually, the award gives $3000 to a K-State undegraduate student to work on a project that involves community service and has the potential to impact public policy.

Kirmser Undergraduate Research Award
Awarded annually, the awards are given to K-State undergraduates who conduct exceptional library research for course projects.

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Last updated: 07/22/2014