Reference management tools can help you to do better research. They save you time and stress by automatically creating properly formatted references lists - and they can also help you make connections between ideas.
There are a number of reference management tools you can use. This video offers an overview of some you might consider using.
As a UEA student, you can use Endnote for free. The desktop version is available on UEA campus PCs.
Links and guides
Information on referencing and plagiarism from UEA's Learning Enhancement Team
A literature search is a detailed, organised, step-by-step search for all the relevant material available on a topic - including material you don't yet know is out there! Designing a thoughtful and systematic approach to searching the literature is the first step to research success. This worksheet guides you through what's involved.
Setting up email alerts from your favourite research sources is a brilliant way to stay up to date with your topic without getting overwhelmed. It's like getting a drip-feed of new information. Here's how to do it.
You have a rough idea of your topic, but not sure what exactly you want to look at in your research?
This worksheet will help you think through which aspects of the topic will be both interesting to you and useful as an original contribution in your field
Research data management is a growing focus in the academic community. With access to the raw data generated during research, studies can be replicated and verified, and claims can be checked. This means it's important to plan how you'll manage the data you generate from your research even before you start!
Good practice guidelines from the Digital Curation Centre
Guidance for UEA researchers from Research and Enterprise Services