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PPY 731/781: Fundamentals of Writing Policy Briefs/Doctoral Capstone Course I (Bruner): Resources for Research Topics--Spring 2021

Library, government, and think tank resources to assist with research projects.

Esposito, Nancy Effects of rising indirect college expenses (i.e. student fees, surcharges, course fees, course materials, etc.) in the Nevada System of Higher Education on college affordability and student retention. (ED)

Resources for Creating Infographics (Free / Open-Source)

Citation Manager Showdown: Comparison of Mendeley, Refworks, and Zotero


Mendeley is a reference manager, academic collaboration network and crowdsourced database with a unique layer of social information research. Mendeley Desktop is available on Mac, Windows and Linux. Mendeley Web functions on all major browsers. Mobile versions of Mendeley are available for Ipad, Iphone and Android devices.  

Citing Your Sources Using Refworks


What is RefWorks?

RefWorks is a web-based bibliographic software package that enables you to:

  • Organize your research
  • Create a bibliography in a variety of citation styles, including APA, MLA and Chicago
  • Import references from many data sources
  • Create bibliographies in different document formats (Word, RTF, HTML, etc.)
  • Include citations while you write your paper

RefWorks Instructions


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