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 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 is another option, 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.
For technical reports and government reports and information, please see "Technical & Government Reports" tab.
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.
When to cite: Cite your sources when you: quote, paraphrase, use their ideas, or use their images. When in doubt, cite!
How to cite: Use the style guide recommended by your instructor. If there is no recommendation, the Library has many books on communication and writing for engineers and others in technical professions.
Here are a few selected ones:
Dissertations are not considered peer-reviewed, but they can be valuable sources of information.