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Research Skills

Organising your resources

By documenting your sources as you go, you will:

 Save yourself time

 Easily locate those sources again

 Format your citations and references with ease

Ways to save your research

Saving methods



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

*Log in with your Holmesglen student email address and password.


  Database 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


  Library Search catalogue

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

Manage search results 

Ways to save your citations

 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


  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™).

For further information, see the EndNote help guide: