EndNote is a software useful for managing and organising references and associated files. EndNote integrates with common word processors. (Windows and Mac versions available).
Monash University has a site license for EndNote making it freely available for students and staff.
NVivo is a qualitative data analysis software package that allows users to import, sort and analyse rich text and plain text documents, audio files, PDFs, spreadsheets, databases, bibliographical data, digital photos, web pages and social media data. Monash University provides free download of this software to students and staff.
Free online video tutorials for NVivo are available via the library's LinkedIn learning database.
NVivo can be used to organise and write literature reviews:
Once you have completed your initial literature searches you can set up alerts to receive a regular email listing new articles that match your search query.
In addition, if there are key journals in your field it might be useful to set up email alerts to receive notifications when a new issue is released. These emails contain a list of all of the articles in the issue, which makes it easy to scan the titles and decide if there are any articles worth following up. See the handout for instructions: A guide to using saved searches and creating alerts in selected databases.
We acknowledge and pay respects to the Elders and Traditional Owners of the land on which our four Australian campuses stand. Information for Indigenous Australians