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Animal Alternatives: Literature Searching for Animal Research: A Guide

Search strategies and advice for IACUC Literature Search

Step 5: Manage Your Results

Keeping track of what databases you have searched, what keywords and questions you used in each database, and the results from each search can be time-consuming. Tulane Libraries support the use of RefWorks and EndNote Web, citation managers that can help you to organize your search results.

Using citation managers like RefWorks, EndNote Web, Zotero, and Mendeley has some major advantages. One is that you can attach notes to each reference, including keywords, subjects, and abstracts; this can help you to document your alternatives search. You can also automatically remove duplicate references that you have retrieved from searching different databases.