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Using results from a database

The different databases that you use for your research might present the results of your searches in a variety of ways, for example some provide you with the citation only while others will also give you abstracts or the full text. However they usually share similar features and what you need to do with the results is the same:

  1. Consider which results you want to consult further
    There are a number of questions to ask and issues you need to consider when deciding which of the results you will use.

  2. Make a list of the results you are interested in
    It is usually a necessary stage to make a list of relevant results by 'marking' or 'selecting' them.

  3. 'Save' the results
    You can obtain the results list and full text (where available) using a number of methods, such as downloading to your computer or by emailing to yourself.

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