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.
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.
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.
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.