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EndNote and NVivo for Literature Review: Memos


Memos is where you develop and record your understanding, ideas and interpretation of the material in your project.

NVivo can automatically create a memo for references imported from EndNote, but you can also create your own.

Use Memos to:

  • Paraphrase your readings
  • Make notes and identify relationships between topics
  • Create see also links to connect different readings
  • Code the text in the memo in the relevant Nodes, this is useful for materials without PDFs or your own thoughts

Here is the link to NVivo's guide to Memos 

Open a Memo

You will find the Memos folder under Sources in the Navigation Menu.

You can right click on each memo to change the code or open the memo.