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Research Skills

Organising your resources

By documenting your sources as you go, you will:

Tick box icon Save yourself time

Tick box icon Easily locate those sources again

Tick box icon Format your citations and references with ease

Ways to save your research

Saving methods

cloud computing icon USB/Email/Cloud

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 password.


Account iconDatabase account

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


search iconLibrary Search catalogue

Save/email search results from Holmesglen's Library Search catalogue  

Manage search results 

Ways to save your citations

Exclamation Mark Citations taken from databases or EndNote may be incorrect or incomplete. Make sure to cross-check your citations with the referencing guides provided by Holmesglen Library. 

Saving methods

document iconCopy-paste citations

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


endnote icon EndNote Online

 Use EndNote Onlineto store sources in one place.

➤ Add references to EndNote.

➤ Organise references into groups (folders).

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

For further information about exporting to EndNote Online, please see the EndNote help guide.

 How to Export References from Library Search to EndNote Online

             Learn how to export references using Library Search