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PTK Honors in Action Research


Managing your research is crucial with a project like Honors in Action. 

Consider using the database features or one of the web tools below to help organize and cite your work. 



Use the EBSCO Folder to save and share any content you find in any EBSCO database.

You must create a free account with EBSCO to use this feature. 


1. Log into an EBSCO database like Academic Search Complete:
2. Click Sign In at the top of the page:


3. To create a new account, click Sign Up or Continue with Google to sign up with your Google login information. 


Enter your first name, email address (it does not have to be your Lone Star email), and create a password.


Check the box to agree to the Terms and Conditions and then click Create Account.



4. To create a custom folder for a particular project or to share with group members, scroll down to the My Custom area on the left and click New.


Give the new folder a name and click Save:




5. When you find articles that you want to bookmark, click the Folder icon to the right of the title and choose either My Folder or the custom folder you just created.


You can also click on an article title and then click the Add to Folder in the Tools menu on the right.  




6. To share a folder with other people, click the plus sign next to the folder name and click Share.


Enter the email addresses of the people you want to share it with and add a message if you want.


Uncheck the 'Restrict Passcode to Single Use' box and click Invite.     




7. If you receive an email invitation to share an EBSCO folder, open an EBSCO database and log into your account.


Scroll down to the Shared By section at the bottom left of My Folder and click Add.


Copy and paste the Passcode in the email and click Submit.


You'll see that folder in the Shared By section whenever you log in. 



There are several free online tools you can use to organize, share, and create citations for your sources, including web and library database sources. 


Zotero is a free, popular tool to help organize and cite research sources:  




EndNote (Online):

Note: The free version of EndNote only works online in a web browser. The web and desktop version, EndNote 20, has different tiers of pricing, including a student license. 


Google Scholar My Library


As you search Google Scholar, select the star icon under any result you want to save to your library. 

Then click the My Library link in Google Scholar to see everything you saved: 





To see an automatic citation for an article, click the quotation marks at the bottom of its description:




Like any automatic citation tool, ALWAYS be sure and double check the finished product!


If you need to edit citation information (for example, to change an article to sentence capitalization for APA style), check the box next to the article and click the Edit pencil tool at the top of the screen. Manually change the article information in the window that opens:




Click the blue check mark to save your work. When you next use the automatic citation feature, your changes will be reflected in the finished citation.

You can search your Google Scholar Library to find sources you saved.

You can also create labels in your Google Scholar Library to tag and organize sources. 

Check the box next to the article and click the Labels icon that looks like a tag at the top of the screen. Choose a label you already set up or create a new one.

Click Apply and you'll see the new label to the right of the article:




Click a label name on the left to see all your sources with that tag: