Store and re-use research material

Create your own personal library of research material to include in projects and to keep track of all those important resources easily accessible.


View research material


1. View your research material for a specific project, collection, or all material according to your default style guide or the style guide set for your project or collection

2. Display your research material using the default values (title, subtitle, author) or formatted as references, footnotes, or in-text citations 

3. Filter your view to only show any of the 20 resource types (e.g., articles, book, journal material)

4. Sort your selection by Author (A-Z or Z-A), Title (A-Z or Z-A) or Year published (old or recent)

5. Search field offers a way to refine your search to specific data fields: abstract, author, keywords, title, or publication name

6. Search: enter your search terms here (e.g., ISBN, title, author, keyword)

7. Activate view options by clicking on the green spyglass


Add research material

Add research material using any of the 120 custom forms based on resource Type and Format. A list of the 20 resource types and 120 formats can be found here


Not all data fields in every form are mandatory. We always recommend entering as much data as possible when you first create the resource, otherwise, it might be hard to find the information at a later date.

Tip: View newly entered data using Display 'Reference' to check data for your bibliography entry. 


Edit research material

Each resource has a range of data fields to choose from:

  • Contributors: document who created or authored the item
  • Descriptors: add some descriptions so you have a good understanding of what the item all about
  • Publication identifiers: these data fields are generally used for citations and the bibliography
  • Source: identify the main source for your item (hardcopy, online or database) to customize a citation or bibliography entry (e.g., add the Url or Doi)
  • Notes and attachments: keep information that is important to you (e.g., abstract, my summary, keywords, research notes) and keep a copy of the item for future access


Find research material


1. Click the find button to search our databases to automatically import reference data

2. Database, currently, we have three sources of data

  • Crossref articles. After selecting this there will be some additional filtering options available.
  • WorldCat library
  • Wikipedia pages

3. Enter your search terms and click the green spyglass to activate the search.


Import research material


You can import bulk data from:

  • endnote (.xml file type)
  • zotero or your library (.ris file type)

To import data from Google Scholar, export the record using 'RefWorks' as this produces a .ris file type.


Export research material

You can export the bibliography for a project or collection according to the style guide set for the project or collection, or you can change the selection as you export. Export your data to Pdf, MS Word or HTML.



Add research material to projects or collections

On the Research Material page, you can quickly add a project or a collection and then select resources to add to the project bibliography or collection. 


1. Select the name of the project or collection and the resources associated with that project or collection will be displayed, or select 'View all my material'

2. Using the check marks you can select a resource to add to a different project or collection

3. Nominate the project(s) or collection(s) you wish to add the selected resource to 

Tip: resources can be added to as many projects or collections as you require. Removing an item from a project or collection does not remove it from your research material.


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