Manage

Definition:

Research management includes three essential tasks: collecting, organizing, and citing.

Purpose:

Manage your research to prevent duplication of effort; retrieve what you need from what you’ve collected; facilitate synthesis and writing; and avoid inadvertent plagiarism. 

Process:

  • Select a research management tool. Librarians at Harvard support EndNote, RefWorks, Zotero, and Mendeley.
  • Develop a note-taking system matched to your research question.
  • Keep track of database searches.

Remember: the literature review is an iterative process!

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