Documenting your research from beginning to end may be the most important part of the process. The steps you took to conduct your research need to be able to be replicated.
For example, you may be asked to present the keywords or search strategies you used to find your resources to a professor or for an assignment. Other times, you may be looking for a specific way of organizing your citations in one place when you are doing research in many databases.
Regardless of the reason, keeping track of your research and the steps you took to complete it is always important.
Consider using a citation management tool to track the resources you are finding in your searches.
A citation management tool will help:
UBC Library supports the use of RefWorks, a web-based citation management tool. For group assignments - we suggest making a group account specifically for the project.
For additional support using RefWorks, please contact your subject librarian Arielle OR RefWorks provides in-depth video tutorials under their Help menu.