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Literature Review: Managing and analysing your literature

This guide will define a literature review, describe the process of writing a literature review and examine where to search for literature

Managing your literature with EndNote

EndNote is a citation management software package used to store and manage references.

With EndNote you can:

  • export references and full text from most databases into your own EndNote Library
  • add your own research notes to references
  • insert citations into a Word document
  • create the bibliography in the referencing style according to your requirements.

Charles Sturt University Library supports EndNote and the program is available free to Charles Sturt staff and students.

EndNote Help

Go to our  EndNote library guide to:

  • download EndNote;
  • learn how to use the software, access videos, manuals and FAQs.

Contact your Faculty Librarians for personalised help.

EndNote and Nvivo for thematic analysis of your literature

NVivo is a software package you can use to identify common themes, topics or patterns within your literature. NVivo can help you to organise your thoughts, help structure your literature review and keep track of 'which journal author or article supported the argument you wish to make'.

The Library does not provide training or support for NVivo, but can help you get full text records from your EndNote Library into an NVivo Project for analysis.  The Office of Research Services and Graduate Studies Calendar of Profession Development offers more comprehensive NVivo training.

Refer to the Library EndNote & NVivo for Literature Review guide for more information.

Accelerating your Literature Search PC

Contact Your Faculty Team Librarian

Faculty librarians are here to provide assistance to students, researchers and academic staff by providing expert searching advice, research and curriculum support.

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