Undergraduate Researchers

Undergraduate Research Program

Information about the URP program at RPI:

How to do a Literature Review

How to do a literature review: citation tracing, concept saturation, and results’ mind-mapping by Raul Pacheco-Vega, Ph.D.


Google Scholar Citations Setup

  1. Go to https://scholar.google.com/
  2. In upper right hand corner, click “settings”
  3. Under Bibliography manager, select “show links to import citations into BibTex {or your preferred citation manager}”
  4. Now when you search for a citation, under it “import into BibTex” shows up. Click on the link.  Save the bibtex citation in a note pad document and use the phase on the first line as a reference in your document.


Citation Managers

Endnote Resources from RPI’s Library

Here is the link to getting started using Endnote: http://library.rpi.edu/update.do?artcenterkey=1757

Zotero is an open source free citation manager


Hooking Zotero to word;
  1. Close Word or LibreOffice.
  2. In Zotero, go to Tools → Add-ons → Extensions. …
  3. In the Cite pane of Zotero preferences, open the “Word Processors” tab.
  4. Click “Reinstall LibreOffice/Microsoft Word Add-in” and then restart your wordprocessor.