Free library research, citation management classes offered

September 04, 2014

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The University Libraries are offering a number of free classes to assist with research projects. More information and links to register for each class can be found here.

Library Research Basics

10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, W315 Pattee

This class is for library users who want to learn how to find books, online databases, journals and other materials. These sessions are also open to the public. Non-Penn State affiliated patrons should call 814-865-9257 to register.

Introduction to LionSearch

10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, W315 Pattee       

LionSearch is the Libraries’ powerful search engine that provides fast, simple access to relevant, high-quality materials. This class will help you get started with LionSearch, and how to use it and its features most effectively.

Introduction to Mendeley

1:30 to 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6, 302 Paterno

10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, 302 Paterno         

Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research library, collaborate with others online and discover other relevant papers.

Introduction to EndNote

1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, W315 Pattee        

EndNote can be used to search online bibliographic databases, organize references, images and PDFs in any language and create bibliographies instantly.

Introduction to Zotero

1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, W315 Pattee     

Zotero is a free Firefox extension that helps you collect, manage, cite and share your research sources.

If you need help with Mendeley, Zotero or EndNote and cannot attend a class, schedule a one-on-one consultation by emailing For more information or if you anticipate needing accessibility accommodations or have questions about the physical access provided, contact Rebecca Peterson at 814-865-9257 or

Last Updated January 09, 2015