Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


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The purpose of this study to understanding the researcher’s level of awareness, usage of reference management tools, benefits and obstacles of reference management tools in particularly “Zotero & Mendeley”. Structured design questionnaire randomly distributed through web 2.0 technologies (E-mail, LIS links, WhatsApp, Facebook) and finally, we received 170 dully filled respondents. A total of 51 (30%) researchers not aware of RMS, because of the reasons lack of library staff support 45%, lack of technical support, and lack of knowledge on citation styles respectively 63 (13.7%). Based on the listed reasons the investigator suggests that the library and staff should provide a learning environment for using RMS through conducting seminars, workshops, orientation programs, and other kinds of possible ways.