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Training Economics: 6. Save results

Record your references uniformly

When you make use of literature or other information in a course paper you acknowledge this by including references.
References are recorded uniformly. Follow the appropriate guidelines for your discipline.This is important, as it enables all readers to understand the reference swiftly and ensures that if they wish they can look up the sources themselves without having to perform any unnecessary detective work.
The Chicago Manual of Style is preferred in the MDE course.

Found it... now what?

In almost all cases you will want to store your search results. There are a few useful tools to help you organise and reuse your search results.
When writing down or entering your search results, follow the appropriate guidelines for your discipline.
Save your results in a manner that allows you to store, manage and reuse them. For instance use a reference management tool such as Refworks, Endnote, Mendeley or Zotero.

For more guidance on choosing a reference management tool, for a comparison chart of functionality and for a quick-start tutorial/training for Mendeley, RefWorks and Zotero visit the full  Reference management LibGuide.

Saving a hyperlink

If you want to record a document from the internet (book, journal article, case law, website etc) we recommend you to use a long-lasting or permanent hyperlink, for instance the DOI (Digital Object Identifier) or 'permalink' or 'deeplink' or 'stable url' or indicated by an icon such as or or .

Never use hyperlinks from searches. They often involve a (search) session code. Once you finish your search session, the hyperlink does no longer work!