Searching the Literature for Animal Testing Alternatives : a Tutorial

Tutorial for researching alternatives to animal research

Manage Your Results

Keeping track of what databases you have searched, what keywords and questions you used in each database, and the results from each search can be a time-consuming and tedious enterprise, but it is critical.  UNC-CH supports several online citation management programs that can help you organize and manage your literature search results.

  • Refworks 
    • ​Refworks is an online citation management system that is available to all UNC Chapel Hill faculty, staff, students, and alumni and is able to organize your search history and the resulting citations. 
      • See the RefWorks Tutorial provided by the Health Sciences Library.
      • The Health Sciences Library has staff who are expert in this program and offers regular classes. 
      • Use the options in the Ask a Librarian form to ask questions, schedule a time to meet with a Librarian, or request a class for a group.
  • EndNote
    • EndNote is a software based citation management system that is available at a discount to UNC Chapel Hill faculty, staff, and students. 
      • See the EndNote Tutorial provided by the Health Sciences Library.
      • The Health Sciences Library has staff who are expert in this program and offers regular classes. 
      • Use the options in the Ask a Librarian form to ask questions, schedule a time to meet with a Librarian, or request a class for a group.

Citation management software programs have some major advantages over card files and spreadsheets, though these are also valid options.

  • You can import abstracts from many databases directly into these programs instead of having to cut-and-paste.
  • You can organize and attach notes to each included reference. 
  • You can automatically format your stored citations according to a huge variety of styles, including APA, MLA, AMA, and more.
  • You can export an automatic report or file of your saved citations, with or without annotation.

RefWorks

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EndNote

 

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EndNote is bibliographic management software you purchase and load on your computer. Students, staff, and faculty can purchase EndNote at a discount through Student Stores. Faculty and Staff can purchase EndNote with departmental funds (if available) through ITS Software Acquisition.

 

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