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Finding and using sources

In this video, Lina and Hayder talk about searching for sources to read for their studies and how they both organise their time when searching.

You’re likely to spend a large amount of your time searching for and collecting texts to read further, particularly if you’re a postgraduate student.

In this video, Lina and Hayder talk about searching for sources to read for their studies. Hayder talks about reading titles and abstracts of articles or papers, before deciding whether or not to read the texts in more detail. He also discusses using a reference management tool, EndNote, to help him organise his references – a number of different reference management tools are presented later on this Week. Lina talks about organising her reading so that she searches for relevant sources on screen, and only prints out texts that she decides are relevant to her studies.

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