• Conducting Your Research


    The Library offers various tools to help you with your research.


    Online help is available in in the succeed@solent guide to literature reviews.

    Subject guides  list the key information and resources for broad subject areas


    Citation tracking tools

    Citation tracking involves exploring who is citing who in published research. A large number of citations for a particular paper suggests that the paper has been highly influential. An author with a large number of citations to their papers is likely to be a leading scholar in their subject area.

    •  Web of Science provides access to the Journal Citation Reports and Essential Science Indicators - more help is available on this guide
    •  Proquest include citation information. 
    • Google Scholar Citations allows you to create a profile and track your own citations.

    Referencing and referencing software

    • Referencing: the Harvard Way provides a quick guide for referencing to Solent's standard 
    • succeed@research in Solent Online Learning gives further examples of references. 
    • RefWorks  is a tool for managing references and is fully supported by the Library.  It allows you to switch between styles according to need.

    Research Data Management

      Watch the video on the importance of RDM, the processes by which you create, organise, store and make available the data produced in  the course of your research.