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Engineering Honours Project

This guide is designed to assist USC's final year Engineering students find resources to inform their Honours Project.

Engineering Centre of Excellence, Loughborough University: Literature Review

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Engineering Centre of Excellence, Loughborough University: Literature Review Handouts

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The Good Oil on Literature Reviews

Manage Your Literature with EndNote

EndNote is a bibliographic citation manager.

What is a bibliographic citation?

A bibliographic citation is any reference to a book, journal article, video or other source that you might use in an academic paper or article. EndNote allows you to manage those citations by saving, organising, and formatting them into a bibliography or reference list in your thesis, publication or assessment. Visit the Endnote Guide for more information.

What will it do for me?

  • Import sets of references found in database searches.
  • Provide a place to keep unlimited number of article references' associated pdfs, charts, illustrations etc along with its abstract and research notes.
  • Insert references into your thesis or publication and automatically format them in the style you have chosen.

What won't it do?

  • It won't teach you how to reference correctly; you need to know how to do that before using any citation manager.
  • It won't make a correct reference if you enter incorrect data, or enter it in the wrong place.

Should I use it?

  • If you are doing research and handling lots of references, you should be using Endnote!
  • Endnote is a computer program and it takes time to learn and gain proficiency, so you should get some training from your librarian before using it.
  • It is most likely to be useful to researchers writing a thesis or preparing a publication with a substantial number of references.
  • Undergraduate students who want to use a citation manager should consider using EndnoteOnline as it is web based and you can teach yourself to use it. Students may use Endnote on campus PCs if they wish.
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