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Computer Science (UNH Durham): Literature Reviews

Bibliographic Management Software

RefWorks

As a UNH faculty, staff, or student you can create a free RefWorks account. RefWorks allows you to import citation information directly from many of the databases available through UNH and arrange your sources in folders.  RefWorks uses this citation information to generate and format bibliographies and in-text citations according to the style of your choosing. The RefWorks tutorials are broken down by subject and extremely helpful and easy to follow. 

Zotero

Zotero is a free, open source bibliographic management tool that operates as an extension of the Firefox browser.   Zotero allows the collection of citations to any kind of material and automatically formats bibliographies in almost any style.  Zotero also has many search, tagging, and note taking features.  Visit the Zotero quick start guide to learn more. 

EndNote

EndNote is offered through the Web of Science database.  It enables users to collect, organize, and format citations the Web of Science database and other ISI products and to input citations to any other outside matrials.  To register, go into the Web of Science database and click on "My EndNote Web" at the top of the screen.  Endnote accounts can be accessed from any computer at the institution or off-campus through Blackboard or VPN. 

Technical Reports

Getting Started

The goal of a literature review is to find all the relevant publications on a topic and to then summarize and synthesize that information. A literature review can help you find areas where further research is needed, narrow a research topic, or determine if a thesis question is unique. Talk to your advisor for help defining your research question. For help with library resources, talk to your librarian; they can help you find a combination of resources that will result in a comprehensive search.

Indexes and Databases

Finding Dissertations and Theses

Engineering & Physical Sciences Librarian

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Emily Poworoznek
Contact:
Engineering, Math & Computer Science Library

Kingsbury S236, UNH

(603) 862-4168



Hours? By appointment or stop by (weekdays)

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