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Literature Reviews: Keeping track of your Literature

This guide is an introduction to the Literature Review process - including its purpose and strategies, guidelines and resources to help you get started

Citation management

Keeping track of your literature

A literature review requires often lengthy searching for information on or about your chosen topic. A good way of keeping your searches organized and retrievable is to use a Citation Management Program.


What is citation management program/software?

Citation management software, also called “bibliographic software”, allows you to organize, store, and retrieve information, such as citations for books, articles, and Web sites. You can simultaneously import records and PDFs from databases. You can add abstracts, keywords and other functions that enhance and improve the efficiency of your project. The citation manager then works with word-processing software to insert properly formatted footnotes or citations into a paper and create a bibliography.



Endnote is the recommended c
itation management program for UON researchers, academics and HDR students.
For more information about this tool refer to the Library's Endnote Guide


It is important to know which referencing style you are required to use and the information required to create a citation. For information about referencing, refer to the Library's Referencing Guide.

Any information which you used must be acknowledged, i.e. referenced or cited.

The InfoSkills Information literacy and academic integrity tutorial will teach you more about the importance of referencing. Learn how to plan your research, use and evaluate information, and how to use information ethically and avoid plagiarism.