The aim of this page is to highlight some online SETU Carlow Library resources that are useful if you are completing a dissertation/research project.
Good Research Practice
þ Keep track of your information sources as you are using them. When searching online Library databases keep a record of relevant journal articles etc. Use the Download or Email facility available through these resources to record Citation/Referencing details or use a Reference Management tool such as EndNote.
þ Be organised when undertaking your research – develop a sustainable workflow
þ Seek clarification from your lecturer/tutor if you are unsure about assignment expectations
þ Practice good time management when completing your assignments – give yourself enough time to write your assignment properly and complete your referencing properly
Reference Management Tools can help you to easily organise, store and manage your citations. Choose the citation tool most applicable to your needs and easily cite as you write, with add-ons for MS Word and Google Docs. Endnote is the main reference management tool supported by SETU Carlow Libraries, with a licensing agreement in place. However, there are many free open source tools which you may find suitable for your research.
There are two versions of Endnote : Online and Desktop
EndNote Online (formerly called EndNote Web) allows you to access your EndNote library from any PC with an Internet connection, to create bibliographies in Word and to share your library with group members.
Once an account has been set up it is possible to export references from the Search and Find: Online Resources search service to EndNote Online by the following method:
When a search of Search and Find: Online Resources is performed and records have been saved into the Saved Items folder using the icon these items can be exported to EndNote Online by opening the Saved Items folder and selecting the required references and then the Export option:
On the next screen selected the Direct Export to EndNote Online option:
and click on Save
NOTE: it is recommended that EndNote Online is opened before starting the export process – if EndNote Online has not been opened, the login screen will be shown before the export is completed.
Once finished EndNote Online will display a confirmation that the export has successfully completed:
Further help on using EndNote Online can be found at http://clarivate.libguides.com/endnote_training/endnote_online.