Managing research information

As a researcher you will collect, read, and review a large amount of literature and information. You will want to ensure that your use of research materials is ethical and that you develop an efficient workflow for managing information..

Ethical use of information
The library guide Copyright for Researchers PDF icon provides advice on the use of third party copyright materials within your work.

Referencing styles and standards
There are many different methods of citing and referencing sources in your text. You should follow any guidance given to you in your research handbook or by your publisher. Visit the library's referencing and plagiarism pages for more detailed information on referencing styles employed at NTU and Citing references: a guide to NTU Library Harvard style.

Managing bibliographic references
RefWorks is the reference management software available for NTU students and researchers. It will help you to gather, manage, store and share bibliographic information, as well as generates reference lists. 

RefWorks is web-based, so you can use it both on and off campus. You need your University username and password to log in.

New users will need to create an account

The RefWorks User Guide PDF icon contains introductory information for getting started with RefWorks, as well as step-by-step examples for using it with different databases. The software also provides a number of tutorials and help tools.

Existing users may have an account with Legacy RefWorks.  You should continue to use this version if you are working on a long document (e.g. thesis or writing for publication) and are using the Write-N-Cite tool to manage your citations and bibliography. Please contact the Library, if you would like advice on upgrading to the new version of RefWorks. 

There are a wide range of products, many of which are free, to help you manage your references. The library guide to Managing bibliographic references compares the leading software and provides advice on getting the most out of your chosen product.