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Research Skills

Organising Your Resources

Document your sources as you go



Saves you time


Easier to find sources again


Easier to format references


play button Managing and organising your research video
 Learn how to effectively manage your resources

Ways to Save Your Research

Method How to use


cloud computing

Save your articles to a USB/pen drive,send them to your email address or upload them to the Cloud. 

Types of free Cloud storage include:

➤ DropBox

➤ Google Drive

Microsoft OneDrive

*Login with your Holmesglen student email address and network password.


Database Account

web browser


Many databases allow you to create your own account.

This will allow you to save both PDF articles and search results. 

➤ How to create an EBSCO account

➤ How to create a ProQuest account


Library Search Catalogue


Save/email search results from Holmesglen's LibrarySearch catalogue  

Manage search results 


Ways to Save Citations

Exclamation Mark Citations taken from databases or EndNote may be incorrect or incomplete.

Make sure to cross-check them with the Referencing Guides provided by Holmesglen Library. 

Method How to use

Copy-Paste Citations


Copy-paste reference information into a Word document as you go.                                                      


EndNote Online


Use EndNote Online   to store sources in one place.

➤ Add references to EndNote

➤ Organise references into groups (folders)

➤ Insert references into MS Word (Cite While You Write™)