Collecting, Organizing, & Analyzing Information

The Libraries’ offer services and resources to help you conduct your research and stay organized.

Collecting Data

  • Digital Library Services Project Proposal: The UW Digital Collections Center digitizes, provides access to, and maintains digital projects. They welcomes project proposals from UW administration, faculty, staff, and students.
  • Metadata: Metadata is information about the context, content, quality, provenance, and/or accessibility of a set of data. Learn about metadata standards and best practices for different research disciplines.
  • Methods & Protocols Guide: This guide guide is designed to assist researchers in locating laboratory or experimental procedures they need from within a variety of available resources.

Organize & Analyze

  • Citation Managers: Citation managers are software packages used to create personalized databases of papers, citation information, and notes. Campus libraries provide support for several citation manager tools.
  • Electronic Laboratory Notebooks (ELNs): Record and document your research process and manage your digital research data using this service for UW-Madison researchers.

Expert Help

  • Research Data Services (RDS): RDS is an interdisciplinary organization committed to advancing research data management practices on campus. RDS experts are happy to consult with researchers on how to best store, visualize, and share their data.
  • Subject Librarians: Librarians with disciplinary expertise can help you navigate information resources in your field.