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The Literature Review: Support for Higher Degree Research: Manage

Library & Learning resources support for research degree students



You can organise information professionally and ethically.

As such, you can:

  • Use bibliographic software to manage information and to create appropriately formatted bibliographies. The University supports EndNote web and provides training in its use. Details of the times of the training, the course notes and the process of booking the course are held on CICT's EndNote web page
  • Cite printed and electronic sources using the appropriate referencing style. This will depend on your Faculty. Details of the referencing styles used are on the University's referencing web pages.
  • Demonstrate awareness of issues relating to the rights of other researchers including data protection, ethics, copyright, plagiarism and other intellectual property issues. These will be discussed as part of your PgCert. Education.
  • Meet standards and codes of conduct for academic integrity. You will need to conduct your research in line with the University's Research Ethical Framework. At University level, the Code of Practice for Higher Degrees by Research outlines key policies and procedures and sets out a framework for the management of research degrees.
  • Ethically store and secure your research data so that it can be re-used in other projects.
  • Use data management software and techniques to manage your research data. The UK Data Service holds a series of free webinars you can attend. These include: Data management basics and Looking after your research data: practical data management for research projects. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. 

This is the part that focuses on the information after it has already been gathered and evaluated.

The researcher must be able to organise the gathered information professionally and ethically by showing awareness and responsibility in the following areas: Copyright, plagiarism and intellectual property.

Copyright law exists to protect the intellectual standing and economic rights of creators and publishers. Stay within the law when using copyrighted materials. Click here for basic information regarding copyright issues, including licences held by Library and Learning Resources.


The University uses the TurnItIn software in order to identify any plagiarism issues. The University has its own standards of conduct for academic integrity.

The use of appropriate referencing styles and appropriate bibliographical software can help you to manage information.

Intellectual Property

The Researcher must follow the University policy relating to ownership of original material, and adhere to it at all times. This is reproduced below.


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