Hi! Our names are: Janice Hermer and Kevin Pardon. We're your Health Sciences Librarians at the ASU Downtown Phoenix Campus Library. You can see our photos on the right side of this page.
This assignment should take you 30 minutes or less. Completing this assignment and the 3 short quizzes interspersed after every few steps will prepare you for our hands-on library research sessions.
Follow the steps below to complete your assignment, and be sure to complete the 3 short quizzes.
Step 1: Get to know your ASU Library
Step 2: ASU Library doesn't have it? We can get it for you!
Step 3: Set up your ILLIAD Account to use the Interlibrary Loan / Document Delivery service
Step 4: Be an ASU Library online power user!
Step 5: Explore Library Guides
Step 6: Explore Citation Manager Tools
Step 7: Set up your RefWorks account (or an account with another citation manager tool)
Comments and Suggestions
Thanks! And, let us know if you have any kind of technical issues or other problems with materials on this page. Our contact info is on the right, or here:
~Janice & Kevin
ASU Library is here to support you in your research and studying success!
Watch this 1 minute 'Library Minute' video for an overview of ASU Library resources, services, and locations:
Join Anali for a 'Library Minute' on the ASU Library Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery service:
1. Start at the ASU Library home page, lib.asu.edu
2. Click on 'My Accounts' on the gray information bar across the page and select 'My Illiad Account.'
3. On the ILLIAD Account page, click on the red text, 'First time users.'
4. Follow the steps to create your ILLIAD Account.
5. Problems creating your account? Contact the Interlibrary Loan office at: (480) 965-3282 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The page you're on now is part of your EXW 500 Course Guide. Did you know that ASU Library has many library guides available on Research topics, Courses, Events, and more? (Of course you did, because you already watched the Library Minutes on ASU Library Introduction and ASU Library Online Access!)
Explore the ASU Library Library Guides!
Using the ASU Library Library Guides home page
Searching for Library Guides via Library One Search (from the ASU Library home page, or from My ASU)
Citation Manager or Bibliographic Manager Tools are applications (software) or online platforms that allow you to keep track of your research as you go through many different Research Databases, other online sources, print sources, or other methods to gather information for your projects. You can keep records of citation information (authors, title, abstract, journal title, book title, book chapter, abstract/summary) for each information item you find, and you can usually pull or attach full text of sources to keep in your citation manger if the full text is available and if the tool you choose has that feature. *Importantly, these tools also offer you the ability to create reference lists in any style (APA, AMA, MLA, Chicago, etc.) when you're done with a project, using the information about each source that you've already added to your citation manager. Some even have many specific journal citation styles available.
Read through the information and the table comparing Citation Manager Tools on the:
Here's what the chart looks like - go to the guide to see the full thing! :-)
*ASU Library fully supports RefWorks, and makes access to it and use of it free to each ASU student, staff, and faculty.
*If you choose a different Citation Manager Tool, we will still do our best to support you in its use.