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Tools for Research Success: Starting Your Research

Why Should I Use Research Tools?

This guide will introduce you to a variety of tools, services and software designed to help in the research process. These tools will make your life as a researcher easier by taking the tedium out of finding and recording sources of information. 

When you are finished with your research, these tools will also help you build and properly format your list of sources. No agonizing choices over where to place commas or use italics!

Research Tools You Need to Know

Google Scholar

Great for finding scholarly articles from a variety of sources.

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Citation Linker

Use this to locate an article from its citation information

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Kresge Database Search

Search across a wide selection of the Kresge Databases using one search tool.

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Journal Locator

Wondering about access to a particular journal? Use this search to help you find a journal in Kresge and UM databases 

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Citation Management Tools

Will help keep you sane when trying to organize and build your list of sources

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