Conduct Background Research

University of Minnesota Libraries 

Caitlin Bakker 
Caitlin Bakker is the Biomedical/Research Services Librarian at the University of Minnesota Health Sciences Libraries. As a liaison to the Medical School, Caitlin is here to help our faculty, residents, staff, and students in orthopaedic surgery with all of their information needs, including literature searching, systematic reviews, data management, research impact assessment, and many other aspects of research. You can reach her at or 612-301-1353.

The University of Minnesota Libraries 
Offers a number of online tutorials on topics relevant to research including how to conduct a literature review and how to organize your citations.

Citation Management Tools

EndNote is available to all Orthopaedic Surgery faculty who wish to use it. Please talk to Paul Lender if you need access to EndNote.

The University of Minnesota Libraries
The University of Minnesota Libraries also maintains a list of citation managers and guides to using them.

Other Resources

Information on other resources such as archives and national databases is available through CTSI.