WRIT 5001: Intro to Graduate Studies in Scientific and Technical Communication

Selected Journals

Browse current issues to find trends and new developments or use the database listed to search on a topic.

Major databases for Technical Writing and Communication

Search Tips:

*Break down topic into keywords
*Try synonyms and related terms to build search
*Limit by "title" or "abstract"
*Sort by "relevance"
*Use reference list to find related articles
*Use "Web of Science" or Google Scholar to see who is citing the sources since it was published (click "cited by")
*Click "Find it" button to get to full text as you look at results 

Citation managers

Feature Zotero Mendeley (not recommended) EndNote 20 EndNote Online
Cost Free Free Price options Free
Styles Many citation styles Many citation styles Many citation styles Fewer citation styles
Plug-ins Microsoft Word, Google Docs Microsoft Word (not compatible with UMN Office 365) Microsoft Word Microsoft Word
Access Desktop/Web Desktop/Web Desktop/Web Web
Storage 300MB free 2GB free Unlimited 2GB free
PDF reader yes yes yes no
Editor integration Word, Google Docs Word Word Word
Sharing Unlimited Limited Unlimited Limited
Support Zotero support Mendeley support EndNote 20 support EndNote Online support
Last Updated: Jan 26, 2024 12:44 PM