Storing information

Storing information

It is important that you are organised and keep track of the information you use. If you don't, and you want to refer back to it or have not finished locating all your resources - you can find yourself in difficulties.

  • If you have a list of resources in electronic format you can store them on your computer. Create a folder in your email, word processor or desktop and use this as a virtual filing cabinet. You keep your information safe and it doesn't take up any room!
  • If you have a list of books, journal articles and other items, use bibliographic software (like RefWorks or Mendelay) or start an excel spreadsheet and list the items you think may be useful in future. Keep a note of title, author, publisher, date, ISSN or ISBN and whether it was available locally or had to be requested as an inter-library loan.
  • If you are doing a project buy a large stacker box in which to store your paper articles and notes, but remember to keep a list of the items too.

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