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The Research Cycle

To see how your subject librarian can help and partner with you in your research, follow the links at the bottom of this page or download this PDF handout.

Planning

Literature Review

Get assistance with searching the literature; identifying other information sources (e.g., datasets, tests and measures); and evaluating the reliability of resources.

s.lib.utk.edu/lit

Research Alerts

Stay up-to-date on new research with automatically generated notifications.

s.lib.utk.edu/researchalerts

Citation Management

Take control of your citations with tools such as EndNote and Zotero.

Citation styles: s.lib.utk.edu/style

Citation management tools: s.lib.utk.edu/citeman

Digital Humanities

Discover and explore new tools for collaborative, interdisciplinary, and innovative digital research.

s.lib.utk.edu/digihum

Acquire Resources

Get the articles, data, and other materials you need.  Have items delivered to your email or department.  Access from off campus.

s.lib.utk.edu/acquireitems

Data Management Planning

Get assistance with data management planning.

s.lib.utk.edu/managedata

Research Project

Ongoing Support

Refine research alerts, troubleshoot citation management, create data set metadata, update literature review, and answer other questions as needed.

s.lib.utk.edu/librarians

Publication

Unique Researcher ID

Obtain a unique identifier to help disambiguate you from other authors and to ensure proper attribution of your work.

s.lib.utk.edu/yourorcid

Where to Publish

Learn about publishing venues and Open Access.  Apply for the UT Open Publishing Support Fund.

s.lib.utk.edu/scholarlypublishing

Copyright

Learn about retaining your copyright.

s.lib.utk.edu/copyrights

Media Production

Data sharing and preservation and check out equipment.

s.lib.utk.edu/studio

s.lib.utk.edu/scholarlytools

Post-Publication

Manage Your Reputation

Maximize the readership and impact of your research.

s.lib.utk.edu/scholarlyreputation

Open Access Archiving

Archive your research to make it more accessible and open.

s.lib.utk.edu/archiving

Preserve and Share Data

Prepare your data for preservation and select file types and data repositories.

s.lib.utk.edu/datarepositories

Obtain persistent identifiers.

s.lib.utk.edu/persistentid

Citation Metrics

Obtain metrics to understand how and where your work is being used.

s.lib.utk.edu/researchimpact

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