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Black Studies Research Proposal Resources (SC)

Tools and tips for identifying scholarly literature in Black Studies (Swarthmore)

Organize Your Research


Being intentional about how you organize your work will help make your research project more enjoyable and less frustrating. (And you'll build good research habits that will help you in graduate school, work, and beyond.)


Everyone works differently, so experiment and see what fits with your workflow:

  • Visual learners may like mind-mapping tools (such as 
  • If you plan to do research in the future, definitely consider setting up a Zotero library
  • A simple spreadsheet can help keep you on track (no set-up required)