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Library Herald
Year : 2020, Volume : 58, Issue : 2and3
First page : ( 131) Last page : ( 150)
Print ISSN : 0024-2292. Online ISSN : 0976-2469.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0976-2469.2020.00028.7

Managing research data with reference management tools: A changing research landscape

Singh B.P.*

* Librarian Gr-1 Dayalbagh Educational Institute (Deemed University), Agra-282 005 e-mail: bp.sing76@gmail.com

Online published on 19 October, 2020.

Abstract

This paper discusses research data management using reference management tools in the digital environment. In the 21st century rapid growth of ICT applications in academics and research has created a high-tech environment in research data management. Reference management tools help a researcher to create, organize, store and share data with other researchers. They help to make more accurate and systematic references/citations compared to traditional manual systems. Currently, many reference management tools are freely available on internet but the more popular reference management tools are Mendeley, End Note, Ref Works, Bib Desk, Zotero, Reference Manager and Referencer etc.. The author describes the role of Mendeley as a reference manager and different steps of managing research data by the researchers. The key benefits as well as major challenges associated with the use of these tools were also discussed. The study recommends that research institutions and universities should make an effort to acquire these tools and conduct awareness programs for the new researchers regularly.

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Keywords

Research Data, Research data Management, Citation Management, Mendeley, Reference managers, Research management Tools.

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