Alternatives Searching and Strategies for Animal Research Protocols

Step 5: Manage Your Results

Keeping track of what databases you have searched, what keywords and questions you used in each database, and the results from each search can be time-consuming. The University Libraries support the use of EndNoteZotero, and Mendeley citation management software, all of which can help you to organize your search results.

The UNM Libraries offer citation management software workshops throughout the year, and workshops may also be requested through the Main Campus IACUC librarian.

Using citation management software has some major advantages. One is that you can attach notes to each reference, including keywords, subjects, and abstracts; this can help you to document your alternatives search. You can also automatically remove duplicate references that you have retrieved from searching different databases.