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Engineering Humanitarian Design Challenge 2022: Research Tips

Smart searching tips

Search tips, finding information

Research tips, organising your research

Tips For Managing Your Library Research

Tip 1

Allocate a realistic amount of time for searching the literature - this includes:

  • Fine-tuning your search strategy
  • Tracking down full-text items
  • Time to review and reassess your search
Tip 2

Creating a spreadsheet or table that includes:

  • Your keywords
  • Search strategies
  • Notes about databases 

might be useful when first starting out.

Tip 3

Record the full bibliographic details of what you find, when and where you found it. 

(E.g. Website URLs and date accessed)

Tip 4 Consider using a reference management system such as ENDNOTE.

*To find an EndNote workshop follow this link, log in, and scroll down to Library Workshops: