Free library research, citation management classes available

January 08, 2015

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Learn how to get the most out of available library resources with this series of free classes offered by the University Libraries. Register online for the classes.

Library Research Basics

Learn how to find books, articles and other materials in your research area or major by using the libraries’ online databases. You will also discover library services that can help streamline your research process. Individuals not affiliated with Penn State can register by calling 814-865-9257. Both classes will be held in W315 Pattee Library.

Class dates:

2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21

10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 19


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 based on what you are reading. Both classes will be held in 302 Paterno Library.

Class dates:

1:30 to 3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26

10 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 5


EndNote can be used to search online bibliographic databases, organize references, images and PDFs in any language and create bibliographies and figure lists instantly. Attend one of these seminars to learn how to get the most out of EndNote. One class will be held form 10 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, March 2, in W23 Pattee.

If you need help with Mendeley or EndNote and cannot attend a class, schedule a one-on-one consultation by emailing

Penn State encourages qualified persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, contact Rebecca Peterson, 814-865-9257, in advance of your participation.

Last Updated January 09, 2015