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Physical Therapy: Searching the Literature: Citation Management

A guide to literature searching.

Steps for Acquiring Evidence

  1. Identify a clinical problem
  2. Create a well-defined research question (using PICO)
  3. Translate PICO into a search strategy
    • Brainstorm and gather synonyms
    • Construct the search strategy
  4. Select most likely resources (databases)
  5. Tailor search strategy to database(s)
  6. Save search & export citations to reference manager

Zotero

Zotero

Zotero is an application that collects, manages, and cites research sources. It works in any OS, connects with your browser, and is free to use.

You can attach PDFs, notes, and images to your citations, organize them into collections for different projects, and create bibliographies.

See this guide for more information:

Zotero guide