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Getting Organized

Before you start your research, it is important for you and your team to determine how you will keep track of the resources you find and how you will manage your citations. As a team, decide which citation manager you will use and commit to it. See the box below to learn more about the different citation managers you can choose from. 

Citation Managers

Here are a few of the citation managers that your team may choose to use:


Citations in IQP papers are written in APA format. Here are some resources to help you get started with APA (or to give you a refresher):

For more resources, check out the Citing Sources Guide.

How to Cite an IQP or MQP


Dunn, K. A., Hands, M. D., & Lloyd, N. M. (2004). Feasibility of 
           Kablejou Aquaculture in Namibia.
 Unpublished Interactive Qualifying Project. 
           Worcester Polytechnic Institute.


Frey, J. P., Kendrick, R., Lowell, J. M., & Rothermel, J. M. (2006). Energy
            Profiling for Off-Grid Energization Solutions in Namibia
            Interactive Qualifying Project No. E-project-050307-071942). Retrieved 
            from Worcester Polytechnic Institute Electronic Projects Collection:



Sansoucie, J. W., Ellsworth, E. M., Doyon, S. & Arnal, K. L. (2005). Opportunities 
nd Challenges for the Advancement of Citizen Science Programs.  (Undergraduate 
           Interactive Qualifying Project No. 05D167I). Retrieved from 
           Worcester Polytechnic Institute Scanned Projects Collection: