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Library Training: Training Materials

EndNote Citation Manager


‚ÄčEndNote software can help you organize references, images, and article downloads, create bibliographies and figure lists instantly, and efficiently integrate references into research papers. Learn how to put EndNote to work for you by attending one of these training sessions. 

Zotero Citation Manager

Use Zotero for:

Storing, managing, and citing bibliographic references

Collecting and organizing research information and sources

Sharing your research and collaborating with others

Cataloging digital copies of sources (saving PDFs, scans, audio, and video recordings) 


Mendeley Citation Manager

Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research.

Mendeley Desktop is available on Mac, Windows, and Linux. The web version, Mendeley Web, works on all major browsers.

There is also a mobile version of Mendeley which is available for iOS and Android devices.

Euromonitor International


Passport is an award-winning business intelligence platform that is used by top multinational corporations, governments, and academic institutions to make effective strategic decisions. It compiles invaluable information on industries, countries, economies, consumers, and companies alike. It provides data points such as market sizes, industry analysis, consumer trends, competitive landscapes, macroeconomic, demographic and socioeconomic factors, and much more.

Passport compiles data in a syndicated manner with in-depth analysis conducted on 30 consumer and service industries across 100 countries, and macroeconomic and socioeconomic factors covered across 210 countries and regions. Below you will find just some of the benefits of Passport to both professors and students.

Euromonitor International Trial Presentation

KAUST Library Basics

In this workshop, you will learn the basics of how to use the KAUST Library in person and online.  You will learn how to access the library’s physical and electronic collections and how to request items the library does not have.  

CEMSE Information Resources

With everything online, it may not be easy to find literature for your studies/research. Join the CEMSE librarian for a tour of databases available at the KAUST library to look for papers, books, theses, and other types of information.

Business Resources

General Resources


ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) identifiers are being used by journals, publishers, funders, and other institutions to uniquely identify researchers. At KAUST we connect them to all new theses and dissertations, as well as to other research outputs in the Research Repository. Come to this session to learn more about ORCID, including ways that it can help you manage information about your research activities over time, between institutions, and across multiple information systems. The session will also introduce tools that can help you reuse the information from your ORCID record and track how your research is being used and shared.

Improve Research Skills


The Scientific Literature Search Basics session will help you to improve the efficiency of your literature searches. You will learn basic search techniques – using Boolean operators, keyword search, concept search, truncation, etc. How to search in interdisciplinary databases? Where to start your search? Recommended places to start are the electronic library catalog, a specific database of interest, or Google Scholar.

JSTORE Webinars


1. Get a jump start on JSTOR! Watch a brief introduction to learn how to access, search, cite, and save your research. 

2. JSTOR COUNTER Usage Statistics. This webinar will cover access instructions for JSTOR Admin, and go in-depth on how to retrieve and read usage statistics for the COUNTER 4 & 5 reports. Special attention will be given to the transition between C4 and C5 reporting standards, and what this means for the calendar year usage reporting on JSTOR. We’ll also look at holdings files and other account information available in JSTOR Admin.

3. Ready to super-charge your research skills? Join a 30-minute session in which we discuss ways to use the award-winning Text Analyzer, the JSTOR Workspace, our expanded Understanding Series, and explore JSTOR Daily as a vehicle for research and discovery.

4. How to build search skills with JSTOR. This webinar will highlight several features of JSTOR that can help students build search skills and craft better research strategies. The session will cover: search tips for JSTOR’s Basic and Advanced Search; overlooked features that can enhance the discovery of content; and Text Analyzer, a new type of search that helps find relevant content and scaffold knowledge in new areas.

5. Digitizing printed Arabic journals: is a scalable solution possible? Digitizing Arabic-language scholarly content presents a number of challenges: how can it be done cost-efficiently, accurately, and at scale? JSTOR recently concluded work on a National Endowment for the Humanities funded project to investigate these questions. We invite you to join ITHAKA’s Anne Ray and John Kiplinger with Matt Miller from the Open Islamicate Texts Initiative as we discuss our approach and findings, contextualize them in the broader landscape of Arabic-language scholarly publishing and licensing, and report on some areas for further research.