Your search strategy should be reproducible, therefore it is important that you keep good records of the searches that you carry out. You will need to record:
The document below can be used to keep a record of your searches:
Saving searches in a database
It is also possible to save your search histories within each database. In order to do this you need to set up a personal account in each relevant database. For details on how to set up an account, check the Help pages of each database. Saving a search in a database will allow you to run the search again at a later date. You also have the option to create an alert for your search. For a demonstration of how to save searches in ProQuest watch our video Saving your search.
We recommend that you use a bibliographic management tool such as EndNote to manage your search results.
With EndNote you can:
For further information see our EndNote guides.
The library holds EndNote training workshops. Please check UniHub for upcoming classes.
You can use the qualitative data analysis software NVivo to:
The library holds NVivo training sessions. Please check UniHub for upcoming classes.