Managing and organising information

Once you have started searching for information you need a plan for keeping on top of new material that’s being published regularly. You also need to keep track of what you have read so you can include citations in your writing and provide references to support your arguments. Having a plan for any data you create is good professional practice and may reduce the risk of data loss.

Keeping up-to-date

Many databases, such as StarPlus, Web of Science and Scopus, provide alert features so you can be notified when new material on your topic is published. Learn how to save time by getting quick access to new articles as they are published.

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Reference management

Reference management software is a tool for collecting, storing and managing bibliographic references. You can then include them in academic writing and automatically reformat them for different referencing styles.

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Managing your data

Research data is broadly defined as the evidence used to inform or support research conclusions. Effective management of your data is essential throughout the research lifecycle and ensures you meet the University’s standards of professional integrity.

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Further support

Whether you’re a postgraduate researcher or a student on a taught course we have workshops designed to give you a head start.

Information and Digital Literacy Workshops

Doctoral Development Programme (DDP) workshops